[SOLVED] Why won't my Windows 10 PC go to sleep automatically?

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CrimsonKnight98

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I have it set to go to sleep after a minute (for testing purposes) and it will not go to sleep! The monitor turns off but the computer won't turn off. I have messed with power settings and disabled the "prevent idle" setting under multimedia power options. I did a command prompt powercfg /requests with nothing coming up as preventing sleep. Finally, I did a powercfg -energy which came up with 6 errors but I do not understand what to do with the information it provided (also none of the errors told me the system was being help back from idling). Anyone know what to do?

Here's a link to the energy report that turned up 6 errors: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WV8tZOeHP4IbLkcZmgEa9-Vly5Ky-_6M/view?usp=sharing

SOLUTION: An audio manging software I use called Voicemeeter prevented my computer from sleeping when it was active. A clean boot was the general solution, in other words, clean booting was the way I was able to find the program causing the issue. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED!
 
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Saga Lout

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I went through them all and none of them can wake the computer, the box is greyed out for every USB port.
And they're probably all ticked in the box above that; the one that says the device can turn itself off to save power.

I'm struggling to work out whether that may cancel the other setting out. Also, there's a lot of difference between "waking the computer" and "won't go to sleep automatically".

Have you checked the Networking settings to see if your PC can be wakened by another?
 

CrimsonKnight98

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I'm going to mark an earlier post of yours as the solution because even though the USB fan causes variances on when the computer goes to sleep, that wasn't my original issue and it never keeps my computer from going to sleep longer than 30 or so seconds so it's a non-issue.

I did check the networking, no other computer can wake mine, the turn itself off to save power boxes are all ticked but unchecking them doesn't allow me to check the wake computer box.

I think, for now, I'm going to let this rest. Disabling Voicemeeter does consistently allow my computer to sleep so I'll take that as the issue. I sincerely appreciate your help on this. Thank you so much for sticking by!
 

Darkbreeze

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No worries man. Whatever it takes to try to get it solved is what we try to do. I wish it was a more complete resolution, but sometimes a partial solution is better than none. There are some issues out there, cross compatibility problems when specific hardwares are used in the same machine, that I think for whatever reason simply do not HAVE a resolution. I think that goes for some softwares as well.
 

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