Your Windows 10 computer is configured to sleep after a certain period to preserve electricity or your laptop's battery life.
However, it might be quite inconvenient if your computer sleeps when running a Validator Node(staking).
The following is a Support Star and Community-inspired tip and suggestion for disabling sleep mode and hibernation on your Windows 10 PC.
On a Windows 10 PC, disable sleep mode by going to Settings > System > Power & Sleep.
Then, under Sleep, click the drop-down option and choose Never. Are you using a laptop? Use this action to adjust battery mode too.
- In the bottom-left corner of your screen, click the magnifying glass symbol. See image.
- Then type Power & Sleep into the search bar and click the Power & Sleep icon. See image.
- Finally, click the drop-down box next to Sleep and choose Never. This will assist in preventing your computer from returning to sleep mode.
- You may now close settings.
*Tip add an Uninterruptible Power Supply to your desktop and laptops; this will give you extra time to manage your computer during a short power outage.
An UPS is a large emergency battery backup source. They can help mitigate the problems caused by a short power outage or brownout maintenance. Adding one to your setup will allow you the luxury of time and prevention of some headaches.