Sleepy Computer


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For the past few months, the computer has been going to sleep from time to time despite powercfg -requests showing that an audio stream is active. I can detect no pattern to this. This morning, after the music was playing for perhaps one hundred fifty minutes, the music stopped and the computer went to sleep.

So far, I have only encountered this when using Google Chrome so that I don't accidentally close a tab in Firefox, being used to listen to SiriusXM or the Albuquerque, NM, classical station, KHFM. I was listening to the latter today as the restoration of the power line to the mountaintop main translator had to be shut down again for a few days, so I started Google and logged on to the station. I am not certain if the strange sleep event has happened with SiriusXM. A search on-line and here did not turn up any information about the problem.

No problems with power settings; The monitor and the computer go to sleep when they should and I am not using the machine. For example, the computer normally goes to sleep after two hours, nor the two and one-half hours of today's occurrence.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 21H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 8950
    CPU
    Intel Core i9-12900
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    32 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVidi GetForce RTX 3070
    Sound Card
    Realtec
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U2722D
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    1024GB SSD boot drive Internal 1TB mechanical data drive; WD My Passport (1Tb) external; My Passport Ultra (2Tb) external
    Keyboard
    Dell
    Mouse
    MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    40Mbps (Bonded DSL)
    Browser
    Firefox (default)
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes, MS Defender AV

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Does it happen in Edge as well? If you have extensions in Chrome disable them and see if it still happens.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 22H2 22621.608
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 7080
    CPU
    i9-10900 10 core 20 threads
    Motherboard
    DELL 0J37VM
    Memory
    32 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    none-Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Integrated Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 m.2 2230-256+1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell Premium
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    so slow I'm too embarrassed to tell
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 21H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 9020
    CPU
    i7-4770
    Memory
    24 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell factory
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Internet Speed
    still not telling
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium

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Does it happen in Edge as well? If you have extensions in Chrome disable them and see if it still happens.
1. I don't know if it happens when using Edge, and it might take a very long time to determine that, given that I normally only use Google Chrome once a week to listen to SiriusXM. Yesterday was an exception, as KHFM had to turn off its main transmitter again so that the electrical coop could make some final changes to its line damaged during a wild fire. Trying to find out if the problem is present when using Edge could be trying to prove a negative.

2. Extensions in Chrome: Malwarebytes Browser Guard and Print Edit WE. As with testing with Edge, disabling these could be another attempt to prove a negative.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 21H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 8950
    CPU
    Intel Core i9-12900
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    32 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVidi GetForce RTX 3070
    Sound Card
    Realtec
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U2722D
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    1024GB SSD boot drive Internal 1TB mechanical data drive; WD My Passport (1Tb) external; My Passport Ultra (2Tb) external
    Keyboard
    Dell
    Mouse
    MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    40Mbps (Bonded DSL)
    Browser
    Firefox (default)
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes, MS Defender AV
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