Windows sleep mode activates when you close the laptop lid: How to fix?

Windows sleep mode

If you had installed the latest Windows update that was made available automatically via the Start menu, then you would have faced a problem while closing the laptop lid because of Windows sleep mode. We installed the recent update as usual but when we closed the laptop lid, the system booted automatically and started to enter Windows sleep mode. Even if we touch the lid gently, the laptop is booting. This is a weird issue that we never faced.

We didn’t noticed this issue immediately and though the system could have shut down. We came to know when the lights were switched off during sleep. The LED indicator was blinking from the side of the HP laptop.

We opened the laptop and performed the shutdown operation. The system again got booted upon closing the lid. Hence, we were forced to keep the laptop lid open until morning.

The problem is that the Windows update messed up with the power settings. The entries were changed to Windows sleep mode option in all the three scenarios. As you can see, the option was changed to sleep if you look at the option “When I close the lid”.

Windows 10 Power Options

In case if your system is botting automatically upon closing the laptop lid, you should try the above solution by navigating to the Power settings.

Note: We are facing the problem again. We will update this post when we are able to resolve the problem.

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Anand Narayanaswamy is the editor-in-chief of Netans. He was recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 9 years (2002 to 2011) and again as a Microsoft MVP in Surface under Windows and Devices in January 2024. He worked as a Chief Technical Editor with ASPAlliance and was part of ASPInsider program. Anand has published several articles and reviews related to various software and hardware products for various software and technology related websites. He is also active on social media and also participates as an Influencer for various brands. Anand can be reached at