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FIX: Windows 10 won’t put monitor to sleep

So what happens when the Windows screen is not turning off?

Well, for one, the battery is drained faster and your computer consumes more energy. You could probably try to manually put it to sleep, but it’s best if it does it automatically.

What can I do if Windows 10 monitor won’t sleep?

  1. Update latest drivers
  2. Unplug any devices connected to your computer
  3. Disable USB Selective Suspend setting
  4. Change Power Plan settings
  5. View event logs

1. Update latest drivers

  • Click Start and then select Settings
  • Click Update and SecurityWindows 10 won't put monitor to sleep
  • Select Windows Update
Windows 10 won't put monitor to sleep

Install the latest drivers along with chipset drivers, firmware, and BIOS updates if available.

Some drivers are very hard to be found and you can put your system to risk while installing the wrong versions. However, you can avoid that by choosing to do it automatically with DriverFix.

Install DriverFix

DriverFix automatically update drivers

This is the best automatized solution to spot driver issues – mostly missing or outdated software.

DriverFix will help you update drivers automatically and prevent PC damage caused by installing the wrong driver versions. 

Let’s quickly look at the key features:

  • 2-click detection and update for outdated drivers
  • Super-fast and reliable scanning speed
  • Only the latest device drivers (printer, mouse, controller, modem, monitor, and more)


Quickly troubleshoot any problem related to the best functioning of your monitor with this essential tool.

2. Unplug any devices connected to your computer

Sometimes devices that are connected like USB flash drives, joystick, mouse or keyboard, consoles, and others can cause the computer not to go to sleep mode.

This happens due to compatibility issues between the devices and Windows 10. To avoid it, disable the device. If it’s a game controller device, do the following:

This post was written by Milan Stanojevic and was first posted to WindowsReport

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