Sleep mode is a good way which helps you to save energy when you are not working on your PC. It also enables you to resume your work quickly. If you ever experience the issue of random waking of Windows 10 computer from sleep mode by itself, you can find the reason and prevent it from waking your Windows PC.

Most of the components of computers get shut down, whenever your system enters in sleep mode. This power saving mode can be interrupted due to some reasons and result into waking your PC up frequently.

In this article we are going to discuss the method of finding the reason as well as make solution of this problem. Now you will be able to stop random waking of Windows 10 Computer from sleep mode with the help of some easy tricks and get rid of this issue.

How to Check Reasons Due to Which Windows 10 PC Wakes Up Randomly

You can use the Command Prompt to check the reason behind the random waking of Windows 10 computer. Follow the below given guide:
Hit Windows key, type cmd and press Enter to launch the Command Prompt. Now run the following command.

powercfg –lastwake

Run powercfg -lastwake cmd to know reason of random waking of Windows 10 computer

The output of above command shows the actual reason of random waking of Windows 10 computer is Power Button. It doesn’t mean that your power button is faulty or having any functional issue. Perhaps you or anyone who is using your system intentionally pressed power button to wake up the system from sleep mode.

To Stop Random Waking of Windows 10 Computer from Sleep Mode

If you find more Wake History count due to the same reason and you want to fix it, you can opt any of the methods explained in this blog post.

Configure Hardware Settings to Stop Random Waking of Windows 10 Computer From Sleep Mode

If you find that the hardware of your system is waking your Windows 10 PC from sleep mode, you can configure its settings.
Type “Device Manager” in Windows 10 search box and press Enter key. The Device Manager window will be opened. Right click on “HID-compliant mouse” under “Mice and other pointing devices”. Select the Properties.

Properties of HID compliant mouse

Select “Power Management” tab and uncheck the option “Allow this device to wake the computer”. Hit OK button.

HID compliant mouse properties

Also read: How to Schedule Automatically Shutdown Windows PC at Night

Configure Power Options to Stop Random Waking of Windows 10 Computer From Sleep Mode

Some of the tasks can also be the reason behind random waking of Windows 10 computer from sleep mode. You can either schedule or stop those tasks to solve the issue.
Hit Windows key, type “Power Options” and select the top most result.

Open power options from start menu

Click on “Change plan settings” link which is appearing in front of the power plan you are using.

Click on change plan settings

Now click on “Change advanced power settings”.

change advanced power settings

On the next window, scroll down and find Sleep option from the list. Expand it, select “Allow wake timers”. Now disable this from both options i.e. “On battery” and “Plugged in”.

Disable allow wake timers in advanced settings of power options

Stop Automatic Maintenance to Stop Random Waking of Windows 10 Computer From Sleep Mode

Windows 10 runs automatic maintenance on a scheduled time period (by default time is 2:00 am) to keep your system up-to-date and fix various errors. The maintenance tasks include Windows updates, software updates, security scanning, system diagnostics, defrag hard drives and checking errors. The automatic maintenance is also the reason behind random waking of Windows 10 computer. You can stop this schedule to ensure that your PC won’t wakes up from sleep mode.

Launch the Control Panel and select “Security and Maintenance” link.

 

Security and maintenance in control panel

Now click on “Change maintenance settings” link under Maintenance section.

 

change maintenance settings under maintenance section

On the next window, uncheck the option “Allow scheduled maintenance to wake up my computer at the scheduled time” and hit OK button to implement the changes.

Disable automatic maintenance to stop waking of Windows 10 PC from sleep mode

You can reverse any of these actions whenever required by following the same process. If you find any problem, write us in the comments section, we will help you in every possible manner.

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