Fix: PowerPoint Closes When Computer Goes to Sleep

Occasionally, PowerPoint will close unexpectedly when your computer is put into Sleep Mode, so be cautious. As a result, you may lose all your data if unsaved.

Strangely enough, this problem doesn’t seem to affect other Office apps. Let’s explore what might be causing this issue and what you can do to solve the problem.

Set PowerPoint to Autosave

Set PowerPoint to AutoSave to prevent losing your data.

Go to File and select Options.

Select Save and set the timer for the autosave to 5-10 minutes. If you have a lot of files, you may wish to change the Autosave interval.

Enable Hybrid Sleep

Instead of using RAM, Hybrid Sleep saves programs and processes to your hard drive. This function is intended for desktop computers, and it puts your computer into a state that is a mix of Sleep and Hibernation. In essence, your computer enters a low-power mode, allowing you to quickly resume where you left off when you wake it up from sleep.

Go to Control Panel.

Select Hardware and Sound.

Click on Power Options.

Then select Change plan settings.

Click on Change advanced power settings.

Click on the plus sign next to sleep.

Set Allow hybrid sleep to on.

Navigate to Hibernate after.

Set the option to 1000 minutes to disable it.

Click on Apply and OK to save the changes.

Update and Repair Office

Open Control Panel and click on Uninstall a program.

Look for your MS Office and right-click on it.

Select Change.

Choose Quick Repair or Online Repair.

Click Repair and follow any on-screen instructions.

After the repair, try opening any MS Excel file and see if you have solved the issue.


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