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Fixed: Sleep Option Missing From Power Options on Windows 10

In power options, there are usually three or four choices, namely, Sleep, Shutdown, Restart and Hibernate on Windows 10.

In these options, the sleep mode is very popular among users, for it enabled the computer to “rest” in minutes. Especially for users who would like to leave the PC for a while and feel like to boot up quickly on Windows 10.

But you have been complaining that the sleep option is not available or even for sometimes, there is no sleep option on Windows 10.

Being disrupted by this missing sleep option? Why not get started to get back this disappeared sleep option as soon as possible with the powerful and sound methods.


1: Update the Display Driver

2: Change Power & Sleep Settings to Recover the Sleep

3: Use Group Policy to Enable Sleep Option

4: Edit Registry Editor to Add Sleep Option

Solution 1: Update the Display Driver

Someone reported that no sleep option in power options is caused by the outdated or even corrupted graphics card drivers which will make sleep option disappeared.

To completely get back the sleep option for Windows 10, you may as well manage to update the graphic driver to make sure it works well with your PC so that sleep will not disappear or miss.

Uninstall Display Driver:

1. Go to Control Panel > Program and Features to find the graphic software to uninstall them one by one.

uninstall nvidia driver in control panel

2. Open device manager.

3. Expand the Display adapters and right-click the graphic card such as Intel HD Graphics card to Uninstall it. Or if yours is Microsoft Basic Display Adapter, you should also uninstall it.

uninstall display driver in device manager

4. Restart computer.

Related: How to Completely Uninstall Graphic Driver on Windows 10, 8, 7

Update Display Driver:

Some people reported that update their NVIDIA, Intel graphic driver can take the missing sleep option back. You can go to the official site to download the latest graphic driver and install it step by step.

But if you have less knowledge by yourself, you can use Driver Booster to help you find the right graphic driver and update it automatically.

1. Download, install and run Driver Booster on your computer.

2. Click Scan. After that, it will scan all your drivers including the graphic driver and battery driver, then provide the latest drivers.

driver booster scan now

3. Click Update. Find the display adapter and choose the graphic driver to update it.

driver booster update graphic driver

After you updated the graphic driver and restart your computer again, you will find the sleep option in the power menu.

Solution 2: Change Power & Sleep Settings to Recover the Sleep

In some cases, your sleep mode has just gone without any indicator on Windows 10, or sometimes, if you are a computer novice, you have no idea when you have removed the sleep option from the start menu.

Here you are capable of adding the missing sleep option on your by making changes in Power & Sleep settings.

1. Go to Start > Settings > System.

2. Under Power & sleep, find out Additional power settings.

additional power settings

3. On the left pane, click choose what the power buttons to do.

change what the power buttons do

4. In the following window, click Change settings that are currently unavailable.

change settings that are currently unavailable

5. In the same window, the currently unavailable window would appear, scroll down to Shutdown settings and tick the box for Show Sleep in Power menu. And then click Save changes.

tick the box for sleep

With this method, you are able to add or remove the sleep option to power menu on Windows 10. And at the same time, you can also bring back the missing sleep from shutdown settings.

Solution 3: Use Group Policy to Enable Sleep Option

It is also advised that you show sleep in power options menu via the group policy. This way is offered for you who would like to put Windows 10 to sleep but find no sleep mode is available in power options.

1. Type in Edit Group Policy in the search box and then stroke Enter to open the Group Policy.

2. In Local Group Policy Editor, navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > File Explorer.

file explorer in local group policy editor

3. Then on the right pane, scroll down and right click Show sleep in the power options menu to Edit it.

show sleep in the power option

4. Tick the option Enabled and then hit Apply and OK.

tick the option enabled sleep

Once you made this change, you have also enabled the sleep mode in power options from start menu.

When you click Power button from Start, there is a sleep option available for you. You will no longer meet with the missing sleep on Windows 10.

Solution 4: Edit Registry Editor to Add Sleep Option

There is also a choice for you to enable or add the disappeared sleep mode on Windows 10. You can try to enable the InstantGo (previously the Connected Standby) in the registry editor, which is to turn on or enable the Sleep mode on Windows 10.

Therefore, you can know that to turn on the InstantGO is to enable the sleep mode on Windows 10.

1. Press Windows + R to open the Run box.

2. Type in regedit in the box and click OK to navigate to the Registry Editor.

3. In Registry Editor, go as the path:


power lin registry editor

4. On the right pane, double click Csenabled to change its Value data to 1. Then click OK to save changes.

change csenabled value data to 1

Now you will have enabled the InstantGo and also the sleep in Power options menu on Windows 10. Thus the sleep options disappeared from the Start menu has also been fixed for your PC.

Tips: What is InstantGo? Why do you need to turn on it?

The instantGo maintains network connectivity even when your computer has been turned off. However, its advantage lies in it makes it possible to allow Windows 10 to update things in the background, and resumes its job whenever required.

All that is done primarily to save battery power, as power consumption in the sleep mode was minimum yet, ready to spring back into action on any given command.

Time waits for no man. As long as you hope to enable or add the sleep in power menu, you must consult and follow these solutions conscientiously on Windows 10.

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Jane He
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