How to stop HP laptop from sleeping when closing lid

How to stop HP laptop from sleeping when closing lid

Are you looking to prevent your HP laptop from going into standby mode as soon as you have closed the lid? This can be useful if you want to your laptop as a workstation. This brief article will explain how you can do this.

How to prevent standby mode on an HP laptop? 

  • In the system tray at the bottom right, click on the battery icon and then on Power Options.

  • On the window that opens, click on the Choose what closing the lid does option and select the desired action.

How to wake an HP laptop from sleeping mode?

If your HP laptop has already entered sleep mode, follow these steps to wake it up:

  • Move the mouse or press any key on the keyboard.
  • If pressing keys or moving the mouse doesn't work, try briefly pressing the power button once.
  • If the laptop does not wake up from sleep using the above methods, then the reason may be that the battery is dead or there is a problem with the power supply. Connect your laptop to a power source and wait a few minutes. After that, try again to move the mouse or press the power key.
  • If all these methods did not help, perform a hard reset. Hold down the power button for about 10 seconds until the laptop turns off completely. Wait a few seconds and then press the power button again.
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