Intel® Smart Connect TechnologyThe only thing that I did was to enable Intel Smart Connect in the UEFI Bios and loaded the driver from ASUS.
How it works
While your computer is asleep, Intel Smart Connect Technology wakes the system periodically and re-establishes network connectivity. This enables your applications that receive data from the Internet—such as your e-mail and social network sites—to quickly sync with the cloud service and update your system. After the content is updated, the system automatically transitions back to sleep mode.
Learn more about Intel® Smart Connect Technology features and requirements >
If you're using this utility I wonder if you could tell maintenance to no longer itself wake the device and maintenance would be smart enough to instead run when the utility had waken up the machine?
You mention in your last post the Intel Smart Connect in the UEFI Bios, which in reality is a 3rd party setting or program/app no matter where it resides. Upon OS installation perhaps the installer sees that this is included in the UEFI (which also the kernel reads data) and configures settings differently than it would for a legacy BIOS system. Perhaps this is the common factor.
Do you mean it started with the 8.1 upgrade?My bet is with Microsoft as it all started with the Win8.1 update. April 8th is the next big chance that the issue is fixed with the big Win8.1.1 update.
I would think MS addressed the sleep issue with update KB2919394. It seemed to have fixed the problem for many. I hope for the rest that they will continue to seek a solution. At the least, as you stated, it may be cured with the upcoming SP1 or whatever they call it.
I’ll have to ask > Who here that the update did not fix your non-sleep issue have UEFI BIOS? Any here that has legacy BIOS have a continuing non-sleep problem?
Master Chief has suggested many things to try to fix the sleep issues. No one has replied back yet that any of the suggestions worked but they may for some so here is the list from THIS forum only:
Posts and suggestions from Master Chief on things to try to fix sleep issues. If you need help from Master Chief , read the original post, post your questions here, or contact MasterChief directly though this form private posts.
Post 650 Check my BSOD forum post no suggestions.
Post 652 AVF, tosiba drivers
Post 672 drivers- always a driver problem; delete 3rd party security software
Post 676 Task scheduler- delete non necessary enties
Post 678 Switching themes
Post 681 Update Network drivers (this was recommended in post 3 or 4, heh); poor firewall; Cisco or other VPN
Post 683 Device manger network adapter power- click on save power ) posted around post 50 or so
Post 701 optical drives, iTunes
Post 704 From a post from Linw that you latest post are not working. You said:
“Just because someone makes an upgrade to an OS does not mean the rest of the system is right for that OS.
If I see hard data like I keep asking for, this thread will likely get knocked down real quick with solutions. And then if not, only then will you have a new believer. “
Post 709 Bios, Motherboard set for power options
“I've seen literally 10s of thousands of machines online, and maybe 2-3 times I have found nothing wrong only.”
“Even if there is nothing wrong, then you all must have some common denominator besides 8.1. The whole world would be complaining and Microsoft would have fixed it by now because of the whole world complaining. That amount of dissatisfaction in regards to sleep is unseen.”
“A few more ideas I have at the moment, in general:
1) If ASUS board, download and install latest ATK package in Downloads/Utilities section. You will probably have to check Windows 7 for latest. (Look at your ASMMAP64.sys driver for the date.)
2) Again for ASUS board, if you have AI USB charger software, do the same as in 1.
3) If you are using a mouse and not just a touchpad, even if the mouse stays perfectly still, it can appear to the OS like it is moving. In this case, it would be a mouse issue. To see if this is your problem, set sleep to one minute timer while the system is not actively doing anything, and unplug the mouse.
4) If you have Bonjour service (mdnsrepsonder.exe) - uninstall/reboot to test.
5) If you have DaemonToolsLite (major known BSOD causer too) - uninstall and replace with PowerISO.
6) If you have an external monitor, install the .inf for it.
7) In Power Plan settings, set it for Multimedia settings - When sharing media: Allow the computer to sleep.
8) If you are using Homegroup, disable the services and use classic sharing instead, to test.
9) Someone claims this. I don't know how true or not it is: "All computers that are using HOMEGROUP have to all be on the same HOMEGROUP and have to be properly configured to share something before any of the computers will auto sleep properly."
Posts 723 and 724
“You're not understanding that something in your Win 8 install that behaved ok there could not behave ok on 8.1 - or at the very least - you're negating that possibility as if it can't exist.”
All I'm asking for is to give me a chance to look at some of these systems with problems, and nobody will oblige.
The ball is not in my court.”
“All I can say is that if you don't want my help, that is your choice, but it is wrong of you to the fullest to try to write off what I do for people or deny that I can fix something without giving the chance. Have you seen the BSOD subforum?”
Post 733 back to BSOD troubleshooting.
Post 735 to Rockhound
You have a well-known BSOD-causer on the machine (which most definitely can affect sleep too), namely:
vdrive vdrive.sys Wed Aug 29 23:06:04 2012 (503ED89C)
Uninstall DVDFab Virtual Drive and replace only with latest PowerISO.
These drivers are too old and will affect sleep:
SiLib SiLib.sys Thu Jul 15 18:08:26 2010 (4C3F86DA)
SiUSBXp SiUSBXp.sys Thu Jul 15 18:27:13 2010 (4C3F8B41)
Update to ~2013 drivers or newer. If there is no update, uninstall. If it belongs to hardware, uninstall and remove hardware (if no update.)
Update Logitech game panel software: LGPBTDD.sys Wed Jul 01 19:47:52 2009 (4A4BAF58)
Disable AdobeAAMUpdater and Dropbox from starting with Windows, until issue is resolved.
You should also disable Cyberlink's Richvideo service permanently.
Corsair Link is having major problems on your system. You should uninstall that software.
We can also manually remove this unnecessary driver if everything above does not fix sleep:
rikvm_38F51D56 rikvm_38F51D56.sys Fri Oct 29 06:52:09 2010 (4CCAA759)”
Rockhouse (God bless him) replied that he tried all this and did not help
Post 739 to Linw
Surely, a power-related driver that needs an update:
AsIO AsIO.sys Mon Aug 23 21:53:02 2010 (4C7325FE)
Vists ASUS' site for your motherboard. Downloads/Utilities section. Install latest ATK package. If Windows 8 doesn't have latest, look to Windows 7 instead.
Update your Realtek PCI-e LAN driver:
Uninstall (or if portable version, just delete its folder) CPU-Z:
start end module name
fffff800`02839000 fffff800`02841000 cpuz132_x64 (deferred)
Image path: cpuz132_x64.sys
Image name: cpuz132_x64.sys
Timestamp: Thu Mar 26 19:17:23 2009 (49CC0D03)
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Use only latest version found on their website.
Not sure what these startup items are, but I would delete or disable:
Install LastPass IE RunOnce c:\progra~2\common~1\lpunin~1.exe -p -name=lastpass -ffuuid email@example.com Public Common Startup
Install LastPass FF RunOnce c:\progra~2\common~1\lpunin~1.exe -q -name=lastpass -ffuuid firstname.lastname@example.org Public Common Startup
What's my computer doing c:\progra~2\what's~1\whatsm~1.exe /fromautostart Public Common Startup (<<< I would uninstall entire software.)
These startup items could be affecting:
PureSync "c:\program files (x86)\puresync\puresynctray.exe" Godzilla\Lin Startup
swg "c:\program files (x86)\google\googletoolbarnotifier\googletoolbarnotifier.exe" Godzilla\Lin Startup
Classic Start Menu "c:\program files\classic shell\classicstartmenu.exe" -autorun Public HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run <<< I would uninstall if still necessary, to test.
I would disable these startup items until issue is sorted:
Dropbox dropbox.lnk Godzilla\Lin Startup
JustCloud justcloud.lnk Godzilla\Lin Startup
Delete this startup item:
Logitech . Product Registration logitech . product registration.lnk Godzilla\Lin Startup”
Post 741 Update wireless and router firmware
Later posts Rockhound and Linw still having sleep issues
Post 763 Start screen tiles
Post 782 “This is glaringly obvious in your startup:
NoSleep! "e:\dl\nosleep_1.4.2.exe" FREDCUBE\Frederic HKU\S-1-5-21-3911891209-3396455852-3159023710-1001\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
I've never heard of ScreenManagerPro software. It is of the type that can cause issues, so that's another idea.
And yet another is Cisco software. Their stuff tends to crash systems and/or otherwise bug the heck out of them in various ways.
And then there's the VMWare to consider.
Bonjour is Apple's creation to destabilize Windows environment (I am being funny about it, but the end result is quite that anyhow in many instances.) Best to uninstall it no matter what results.”
Steve replied in post 783 this did not fix sleep.
Post 837 "My machines run 100%. You are probably running UTorrent and asking WHY?"
Last edited by johnpombrio; 05 Mar 2014 at 20:40.
KenJ, The thing that caught my attention was the word "SLEEP" in the Smart Connect blurb. It is used to wake up the computer to update email, snyc folders from the cloud, etc then go back to sleep.
Day 2, still working (like THAT means anything!).
I have been lurking in this thread for a few days now. I finally signed up to make a response. I have an issue with 8.1 not sleeping. Well, technically it goes to sleep but wakes up 16 seconds later. For me it appears to be the Intel USB 3.0 Extensible Host Controller driver from Microsoft. This is an Intel device that is not supported by Intel drivers under windows 8.1.
So I have just disabled USB 3 in my bios and will report back if it makes a difference. I just wanted others to have another thing to look at in their device manager. If you have the device I mention it is probably contributing to your lack of sleep.