My computer goes into sleep mode after 5 minutes. How can I stop it?

Does your PC go to sleep without warning resulting in data loss?

Some computers have a conflict with Windows 7. The power saving options of the PC or laptop and Windows 7 do not sit happy with each other resulting in the PC going into sleep mode after just a few minutes of being left unattended.

We have found this to be a particular problem with Dell computers.

Even after telling the Dell PC to “Never” go into power saving mode it continued to do so, often freezing the PC in the middle of a program after the computer had been left unattended for a couple of minutes. This would often result in a hard-reset being required to bring the computer back to life, often resulting in a loss of data.

We identified the problem as being the mouse and the USB power saving settings for the mouse.

Try the following settings and your PC should NEVER go into sleep mode and freeze again






Remember to click “Apply” and “Save” for these changes to come into effect.

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14 comments on “My computer goes into sleep mode after 5 minutes. How can I stop it?
  1. James Kert says:

    Thanks for the advice

  2. Paul Hutson says:

    Thanks for advice thought pc was broken

  3. Gray Cavell says:

    Thanks so much John. This was driving me nuts! Till I found your solution

  4. Aidan says:

    Thanks u guys rock

  5. Bảo VN says:

    thank you friend !

  6. Ansell says:

    Thought I bought a faulty PC, manually rebooted for 2 months now, every 15 min, which made the PC UNSTABLE
    Thank you so much

  7. Caitlin Gunatheeson says:

    Thank u sooo much that helped me a lot

  8. vikash says:

    thanks guys u helped me lot

  9. Krishna says:

    Thanks a lot. It helped me to resolve the issue in a min

  10. Tom says:

    I have Windows Vista O.S. What mine has been doing & cannot seem to find an answer is that my personal computer will shut down after about 5-minutes ONLY if I shut it down previously using Sleep Mode. I get the Blue Screen when it crashes. What in the world could have caused this?

  11. Lee Huddleston says:

    So if I cannot get the monitor out of sleep mode at all HOW DO I accomplish any of the above solutions?

  12. arslan says:

    Thanks a lot its help me a lot i change my laptop battery and also get service from shop but this help men thank u again.

  13. Robert says:

    Thank you for this walk through. My computer going into sleep mode has been a royal pain in the butt. Now its fixed.

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