Question When I wake my PC up from sleep it acts as if it was shut off and starts booting up from scratch

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Hey folks, not sure what would be causing it, so hopefully someone has an idea and could guide me in the right direction.

I always put my PC to sleep for the night and recently noticed that when I wake it up in the morning the usual way (i. e. by pressing any button on keyboard or mouse etc...), it starts booting up as if it was actually shut off for the night, which it wasn't. So, I'd press space on my keyboard, my monitor comes on an I see the loading / booting screen as if I restarted my pc or as if I have just turned it on for the first time yet it was in sleep mode and then all is good, it boots up, i login and all works fine, but I cannot figure out why it does that. If someone knows and more importantly could maybe provide the exact steps of where to go and what to adjust to correct it - it would be appreciated.


CPU: i7-9700K CPU @ 3.60GHz 3.60 GHz
Monitor: Alienware 27" AW2721D, 240Hz
GPU: Nvidia RTX 2070
SSD: Adata SU650 240GB
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018)
RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 2x16GB
MBD: Cyberpowerpc C SERIES
Motherboard: Asrock B360M Xtreme
PSU Thermaltake Smart Series / Smart 600 Watt - 80 PLUS
Memory: 32 GB
Win 10 64bit

Thank you
 
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Ralston18

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When you are done working for the day there are options: shutdown, sleep, hibernate.

Windows responds differently depending on the configured or taken choice.

Key is to be sure about the sleep state being invoked.

FYI:

https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/drivers/kernel/system-sleeping-states

Starting point is to first learn what sleep state your PC is really in:

powercfg /L

From my PC:

PS C:\Users\XXXXXX> powercfg /L

Existing Power Schemes (* Active)
-----------------------------------
Power Scheme GUID: 381b4222-f694-41f0-9685-ff5bb260df2e (Balanced)
Power Scheme GUID: 49ef8fc0-bb7f-488e-b6a0-f1fc77ec649b (Dell)
Power Scheme GUID: 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c (High performance) *
Power Scheme GUID: a1841308-3541-4fab-bc81-f71556f20b4a (Power saver)
 
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fragment0

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When you are done working for the day there are options: shutdown, sleep, hibernate.

Windows responds differently depending on the configured or taken choice.

Key is to be sure about the sleep state being invoked.

FYI:

https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/drivers/kernel/system-sleeping-states

Starting point is to first learn what sleep state your PC is really in:

powercfg /L

From my PC:

PS C:\Users\XXXXXX> powercfg /L

Existing Power Schemes (* Active)
-----------------------------------
Power Scheme GUID: 381b4222-f694-41f0-9685-ff5bb260df2e (Balanced)
Power Scheme GUID: 49ef8fc0-bb7f-488e-b6a0-f1fc77ec649b (Dell)
Power Scheme GUID: 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c (High performance) *
Power Scheme GUID: a1841308-3541-4fab-bc81-f71556f20b4a (Power saver)

Hi, thanks for reply.

I have just checked mine and it shows this:

Existing Power Schemes (* Active)
-----------------------------------
Power Scheme GUID: 381b4222-f694-41f0-9685-ff5bb260df2e (Balanced) *
Power Scheme GUID: 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c (High performance)
Power Scheme GUID: a1841308-3541-4fab-bc81-f71556f20b4a (Power saver)

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...but sadly learning the above still does not help me understand whether or not the reason for my PC booting up when woken up from sleep is a result of it being "Balanced" ?

This only started 3 nights ago, I had never changed my power sleep settings. I was always able to put PC to sleep this way (as seen on screenshot)



and then was always able to wake it up by just pressing a button on a keybord and so it would come back from sleep without the booting screen, but something is now causing it to boot from scratch as if it was off and I turned it manually on for the first time, so am still puzzled, any ideas as to why that is?
 

Ralston18

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Look in Reliability History, Event Viewer, and Update History for anything began happening just before the "3 nights ago".

Error codes, warnings, informational events, problem or failed updates. Pay attention to dates and times.

Could be that some buggy or problem corrupted files.

Try running the built in Windows Troubleshooters. The Troubleshooters may find and fix something.

Likewise try "sfc /scannow" and "dism".

References:

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-use-sfc-scannow-to-repair-windows-system-files-2626161

How to use DISM command tool to repair Windows 10 image | Windows Central

Consider that there may have been power outage or electrical glitch while you and computer were "sleeping".
 
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