Windows 10 suffers from another error causing machines to wake up unexpectedly from sleep mode.
Following the release of Microsoft's optional update in September 2020, Windows 10 users began reporting that their machine kept waking up even when the sleep mode was activated.
«When I close the lid, press the power button or select Sleep in the power menu or win-x menu, instead of sleeping, the screen just turns off and my laptop does not go to sleep even after leaving it alone . night, "complained a user on the Microsoft forum.
It is also not the first time this problem has arisen. Users first complained of random awakenings after deploying the issue-prone Windows 10 May 2020 Update, and the issue was reportedly fixed with Windows 10 KB4568831.
According to Windows Latest, a Windows update process called "MoUSO Core Worker Process" is the root cause of the problem. According to the report, this causes sleep mode to be interrupted on machines that have applied Windows 10 version 2004 and have an optional update pending installation.
«When I close the lid, press the power button or select Sleep in the power menu or win-x menu, instead of sleeping, the screen just turns off and my laptop does not go to sleep even after leaving it alone . night ”, one user complained.
How to fix it
Fortunately, there is a way to fix the sleep mode problem. Latest Windows reports that point this out by changing Windows Update settings to prevent the service from running at odd hours. Once done, you just need to restart your PC.
If that doesn't work, the report advises you to follow these advanced steps:
Microsoft has yet to confirm whether it will release an official fix for the problem.