It won’t stay asleep. It will fall asleep alright once I press the Power button, but then it would promptly wake up.
Restarting didn’t help and neither did my numerous tries. I googled this problem and found a small consolation that I am not alone in this, along with a few advices none of which worked.
Then I decided to open a Command Prompt and type “powercfg -lastwake” into it which produced a whole bunch of USB Root Hub lines. I started right-clicking on each one trying to find out which one is a culprit but gave up about halfway.
I was getting close to singing lullaby for the seeming lack of other options, but started thinking, if this somehow has to something to do with the USB ports, why not free all of them? Which was my next and last step. Once I pulled all the cords from their respective USB ports and hit Power button, the screen immediately started displaying nothing but darkness; my laptop blissfully went to sleep and didn’t wake up until the following morning, and even then, with the help of the Power button.
This post was written in response to the Daily Post Prompt: DARKNESS.