Windows 10 refusing to sleep.

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Hey everyone, I've been battling my Win10 machine(main rig in sig) wanting to go to sleep for a few weeks now. I've tried changing power plans, starting and running as few apps as possible on startup, none of that mattered. I recently found and tried the powercfg -requests command and that found 'HD audio device - an audio stream is currently in use.' Apparently I have like 8 audio devices in the sound control panel, so last night I disabled all but 2 of them which I know are in use and voila the PC went right to sleep. I figured all was good and I wake up today to the PC being on again. I changed the sleep timer to 1 minute and the displays go out but the PC remains on. I run powercfg -requests again and its showing nothing at all, so here I am at a dead end again. Any help would be appreciated.
 

pendragon1

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Hey everyone, I've been battling my Win10 machine(main rig in sig) wanting to go to sleep for a few weeks now. I've tried changing power plans, starting and running as few apps as possible on startup, none of that mattered. I recently found and tried the powercfg -requests command and that found 'HD audio device - an audio stream is currently in use.' Apparently I have like 8 audio devices in the sound control panel, so last night I disabled all but 2 of them which I know are in use and voila the PC went right to sleep. I figured all was good and I wake up today to the PC being on again. I changed the sleep timer to 1 minute and the displays go out but the PC remains on. I run powercfg -requests again and its showing nothing at all, so here I am at a dead end again. Any help would be appreciated.
try a different mouse. if seen some with "sensor twitch" that keeps system awake.
 
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I don't have another mouse on hand to try but I unplugged my mouse completely and no change. Thanks for the suggestion though.
 

pendragon1

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try creating a new user account and disable everything in it. if it sleep right, great. now start re-enabling things until it doesnt.
 
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