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Doesn't sleep

Feb 23, 2014 at 9:14 PM
I just recently downloaded MCEBuddy so I can convert Window Media Center recordings on a certain schedule.

Here's what I did...
  1. In MCEBuddy settings, I checked both the Start and Wake and updated the time to 16:45
  2. I chose the Stop time at a much later time (23:00)
  3. Checked all the days
  4. Checked Allow Sleep
  5. Saved the settings and clicked Start
  6. Set the Windows Media Center to record a show from 16:00 - 16:30
Currently this is what I thought would happen, considering the fact that my laptop is set to go to sleep after 5 min if there's no activity.
  1. Laptop wakes up around 16:00 to record a show
  2. Goes to sleep around 16:35
  3. Wakes up again at 16:45 to start the conversion
  4. Goes back to sleep after the conversion is done.
What actually happens though is that after I click on Start (step #5 in the first set of steps) in MCEBuddy, the laptop doesn't sleep.

Any ideas why?

By the way, I have a Windows 7 toshiba laptop and I did follow the sleep issue resolution in the Common Issues section.
Feb 24, 2014 at 12:34 AM
Upload and Post the link to your mcebuddy.log

Feb 27, 2014 at 6:39 PM
Open a ADMINISTRATIVE command prompt and type in
powercfg -energy -duration 310

wait for 5 minutes, it'll generate a report, open it and see what's preventing your computer from sleeping.

BTw, checking allow sleep will put the computer to sleep mid conversion.
Marked as answer by rboy1 on 3/4/2014 at 7:13 AM