The Windows Sleep option is a great way to give your PC a break and save some battery life. But what if the Sleep option is missing from your Windows 10 power menu? Don’t worry – there are some simple solutions to the problem and we’re going to give you the troubleshooting steps below. Try them one by one, and you should have the Sleep option back in your power menu in no time.
Why is sleep option missing from Power menu in Windows 10?
Usually, the sleep option disappears from the power menu after you upgrade or install a Windows feature update. However, if the problem occurs after a clean install, then it could be a driver related issue. Whatever the reason, we will look at some quick and complex fixes to fix this problem.
1. Enable the Sleep Option via Control Panel
On some PCs, Windows 10 may have disabled the sleep option by default depending on the driver availability or system configuration. The first thing you should do to fix the missing sleep option is to check your Power options configuration in the Control Panel.
- Press Win+R type control
- Go To System and Security > Power Options
- In the left pane, click Choose what the power buttons do
- Next, click on Change settings that are currently unavailable.
- Under Shutdown settings, locate and check the Sleep option. Click Save changes to add the sleep option to Power Menu.
Go to the Power menu and see if the sleep option has returned.
If, on the other hand, the sleep option is still missing from the menu, proceed to the next step.
2. Enable the Sleep Mode via Local Group Policy Editor
Note that this solution is only available for Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Enterprise. If you are using a different edition of Windows 10, you won’t be able to open the Local Group Policy Editor on your computer if this is the case, proceed to the third option.
Follow These Steps
1.Press Win + R to open Run. Type gpedit.msc and click OK to open the Group Policy Editor.
2.In the new pop-up window, go to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > File Explorer.
3. In the right panel in File Explorer, find the power options menu and double-click Show sleep
4. Select Enabled and click Apply and OK to save the changes.
That should restore the sleep option to the Power menu in Windows 10. If you don’t see the changes right away, restart your computer and check again.
3. Restore Power Option to Default in Command Prompt
Windows 10 allows you to customize power plans to best meet your needs. However, an incorrectly configured power scheme can cause power options to malfunction. You can restore the default power schemes using a command through the Command Prompt.
1. Press start button and type cmd select Run as administrator.
2. Type the following command powercfg -restoredefaultschemes hit Enter to execute
3. On successful execution, you will not see any success message.
4. Exit the Command Prompt. Next, open the Power menu to see if the Sleep mode is accessible.
4. Run the Power Troubleshooter
1.Press Win + I to open Settings.
2. Next, go to Update and Security and click on Troubleshoot in the left pane.
If you don’t see troubleshoot options, click on Additional troubleshooters.
3. Scroll down to Find and fix other problems and click on Power.
4. Next, click Run the troubleshooter. It will scan the system for power schemes related issues and fix them automatically.
5. Close the troubleshooter and open the Power option to see if the sleep option is now available.
You can also run the Power troubleshooter from the Run dialog box. To do this, press the Windows key + R, type msdt.exe /id PowerDiagnostic and hit Enter. Then, in the Power troubleshooter window that appears, click Next to run it.