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    lasitter Posts: 5, Reputation: 1
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    May 30, 2020, 08:39 AM
    Windows 10 shuts down instead of sleeping.
    Have reviewed power settings but have no clue as to why. Was working perfectly until just now. Fresh install, but I did add wifi and bluetooth dongles recently. Can't think of anything else that might have changed this.
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    Curlyben Posts: 18,488, Reputation: 1859

    May 30, 2020, 08:44 AM
    Check to make sure that you actually have sleep options enabled in the advanced power options.
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    talaniman Posts: 54,318, Reputation: 10854

    May 30, 2020, 08:55 AM
    Would you happen to be in an energy savings mode?

    Have you read this?
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    May 30, 2020, 09:08 AM
    I have seen this article and did try some of what it mentions, but I have a desktop and not a laptop.

    This is a relatively fresh install of Win 10, and previous to a week ago,
    it was behaving perfectly. It would go to sleep, and I could touch a key
    on the keyboard, and it would wake up with all my windows just like I left them.

    Now it just shuts down, closing all windows and losing unsaved work.

    I'm just wondering how adding a wireless dongle could have caused a change,
    or adding a bluetooth dongle. It just doesn make sense.

    I'm in "balanced" power mode now. I think that other setting power to "never sleep"
    I am unable to stop the computer shutting down on me. It's too bad because I
    have a big server computer with lots of hard drives that pulls a solid 400 watts!
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    May 30, 2020, 11:22 AM
    I've solved it now, but not the way it should be. If I press the "Win" key and then the "power" symbol, and select "Sleep", it behaves properly, as before. So thanks everyone.

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