How to Fix Windows 10 that Won’t Wake up from Sleep

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In essence, you will learn how to fix the problem by disabling power saving for USB Root Hub. Also, we will be discussing a solution that involves changing the power management setting of the keyboard and mouse.

That’s not all, we will also talk about a solution that involves running the computer’s power troubleshooter. Lastly, towards the end of this guide, you will find an FAQ section.

As expected, the aim of the section is to answer some of the most asked questions concerning fixing this problem.

Please apply the fixes suggested in this guide in order.

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Windows 10 Computer Won’t Wake up from Sleep? Disable Power Saving for USB Root Hub

Windows 10 Computer Won't Wake Up From Sleep? Disable Power Saving For USB Root Hub

If your Windows 10 computer does not wake up from sleep, the first culprit is usually that the USB Root Hub was set up to be turned off to save power. So, when the computer “sleeps”, it will refuse to “wake up”.

 

The fix is to disable “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power” in USB Root Hub. Follow the steps below to apply this fix:

  1. Right-click the Windows 10 Start Menu (bottom left of Taskbar). Then, from the displayed options, select Device Manager.
Windows 10 Computer Won't Wake Up From Sleep? Disable Power Saving For USB Root Hub
  1. When Device Manager opens, expand Universal Serial Bus Controllers (It should be towards the bottom of the list).
Windows 10 Computer Won't Wake Up From Sleep? Disable Power Saving For USB Root Hub
  1. Then, beneath the Universal Serial Bus Controllers group, right-click USB Root Hub and select Properties.
Windows 10 Computer Won't Wake Up From Sleep? Disable Power Saving For USB Root Hub
  1. When the USB Root Hub properties open, click the Power Management tab.
  1. Finally, uncheck Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power. Then, click OK.

Most users were able to fix their Windows 10 computers that won’t wake up from sleep with this fix. However, some other users were able to fix this problem by changing the power settings of their keyboard and mouse.

The next section has the detailed steps for this fix.

After applying the steps in the last section, restart your computer. Then, test whether it now wakes from sleep.

If the problem is fixed, you do not need to apply the next fix. However, if you are still having the problem, try my next recommended fix.

Change Power Management Settings for Keyboard and Mouse

Windows 10 Computer Won't Wake Up From Sleep? Change Power Management Settings For Keyboard and Mouse

After applying the settings in the last section and restarting your computer, if your Windows 10 computer still won’t wake up from sleep, try the steps below:

  1. Still on Device Manager, locate and expand the Human Interface Devices category.
The keyboard and mouse power management settings used to be in the Keyboard and “Mice and Pointing Devices” categories respectively. However, it appears that from Windows 10 version 2004, Microsoft moved the setting to the Human Interface Devices category.
  1. Within the Human Interface Devices category, if there is more than one USB Input Device listed, perform the following steps for each: right-click the USB Input Device and select Properties.
  1. Then, on the properties of the device, click the Power Management tab.
  1. Finally, to fix Windows 10 computer wake-up sleep problem, uncheck Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power. Then, click OK.
Restart your computer and check whether the problem is resolved.

I hope that fixes the problem. If it didn’t, you can try out the last solution below.

Fix Windows 10 that Won’t Wake up from Sleep by Running Power Troubleshooter

Another way to fix the problem of your Windows 10 computer not waking up from sleep is by running the power troubleshooter. Follow the steps below to perform this task.

  1. Right-click the Windows 10 Start menu and select Settings.
How To Fix A Windows 10 Computer That Won't Wake Up From Sleep By Running Power Troubleshooting
  1. When the Settings window opens, type “troubleshoot power” on the search bar. Then, from the search result, select Find and fix problems with your computer’s power settings.
  1. After that, the Power troubleshooter window should appear – click Next to proceed.
  1. After doing that, the troubleshooter should begin to detect the problem, among other issues. Hence, if it detects the problem, it will provide a solution and try to fix it.

Frequently Asked Questions About How to Fix Windows 10 that Won’t Wake up from Sleep

Frequently Asked Questions How To Fix A Windows 10 Computer That Won't Wake Up From Sleep
1. Can A Computer Overheat In Sleep Mode?

One of the advantages of the sleep mode on a computer is it helps the computer to cool off. So, no, your computer won’t overheat when in sleep mode.

2. Can My Computer Shutdown When In Sleep Mode?

Yes, it can. When your computer is in sleep mode for too long, it will eventually shut down by itself.

3. Is Hibernate And Sleep The Same Thing?

Although they are similar, they are not the same thing. Sleep mode stores the files and information you are using into the computer’s RAM, thereby using a small amount of power in the process.

Hibernate mode, on the other hand, does the same thing but stores the information on your hard disk. This allows the computer to be turned off completely.

4. Why Won’t My Windows 10 Computer Wake Up From Sleep Mode?

One of the reasons your PC isn’t waking up from sleep mode might be because your mouse and keyboard are stopping it. To fix the problem, follow the steps below.
a) Press the Window + R keys on your keyboard and type “devmgmt.msc”, then press Enter.
b) That command will open the Device Manager. Hence, locate and double-click Human Interface Devices.
c) After that, right-click USB Input Device and select Properties.
d) Then, switch to the Power Management tab and uncheck the Allow this device to wake the computer box.
f) After doing that, click OK.

5. How Long Should I Put My Computer On Sleep Mode?

It is advisable to put your PC on sleep mode only if you’re not going to be using it for more than 20 minutes.

My Final Thoughts About How to Fix Windows 10 that Won’t Wake up from Sleep

For some reason, your Windows 10 computer may not wake up after you put it into sleep mode. Situations like this can be sometimes frustrating and confusing.

However, with the solutions and steps provided in this guide, you don’t have anything to worry about. Specifically, I provided a solution to solve the problem by disabling power saving for USB Root Hub

I also discussed procedures to fix the issue by changing the power management settings for the keyboard and mouse. Not just that, we also talked about how to fix the problem by running the power troubleshooter.

I hope this guide fixes the problem for you. If it did, kindly spare 2 minutes to share your experience with our community at Itechguides Community.

However, if you have any questions regarding the guide or if the steps did not fix your problem, please post your question at Itechguides Community. We have a dedicated team that will respond to you with a fix as quickly as possible.

Besides, other community members might be of help.

Finally, for more guides like this, visit our Windows 10 Fix-it guides page.

References and Further Reading

  1. answers.microsoft.com – HP laptop gets hot in sleep mode?
  2. techwalla.com – My Computer Won’t Wake Up From the Sleep Mode
  3. support.microsoft.com – Shut down, sleep, or hibernate your PC
  4. drivereasy.com – [SOLVED] Computer Won’t Wake Up From Sleep Windows 10
  5. answers.microsoft.com – My computer won’t wake up from hibernation in Windows 10
  6. Itechguides Community

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