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Windows 8.1 refuses to sleep

  1. #991


    For no reason that I can perceive, mine is now NOT sleeping reliably. I dunno, this is just plain ridiculous.

    Good luck, John.

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  2. #992


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1

    Fixed


    For what its worth, I was able to get this FIXED - after trying EVERYTHING on this board - by disabling Bluetooth in the BIOS. I have a Dell Latitude E7240 SSD drives, Windows 8.1, touchscreen, the whole shebang. I tried IPv6, everything. Disabling Bluetooth even in Windows want enough. Disabled it in BIOS and it sleeps awesomely, and even runs quieter. Obviously some bad mojo going on between Windows and the Bluetooth hardware. Luckily I didn't need it for anything.
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  3. #993


    Good find. No BT here, though.

    Perhaps illustrates the frustrating part of all this - there seem to be as many causes as there are problematic comps.
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  4. #994


    The Deep South
    Posts : 463
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by linw View Post
    For no reason that I can perceive, mine is now NOT sleeping reliably. I dunno, this is just plain ridiculous.

    Good luck, John.
    Do you mean that when you close the laptop, if it is a laptop, it will not go to sleep?
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  5. #995


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1


    I recently built a system with Windows 8.1 64bit with Media Center on and was having sleep problems and looked through this thread to see what other people were trying. I did try a number of things such as homegroup, IPv6, device manager power management settings etc but nothing worked.

    Before I installed Windows I remember setting the motherboard (Asus H81M-Plus) to use "best performance settings" and assumed (big mistake!) that everything would work as before as I had a Dell Studio 540s system which worked flawlessly with Win 8.1 Media Center. On my motherboard there are three performance settings...Energy Saving, Quiet and Performance. The default it Quiet and would seem to give a good balance of performance/energy usage.

    What I did do to resolve my issues was to update to the latest version of the BIOS (0804) and then allow the update to reset to default (Quiet) settings. I am now using this setting rather than best performance settings and this has resolved my problem. Difficult to say if the update fixed the problem or setting it to default resolved it.

    I might over the next few days is gradually change settings in the BIOS that I think might give better performance if required. It might be that I won't need to change anything though and that Quiet settings would be good enough.
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  6. #996


    Posts : 11
    windows 8


    Frustrating.

    I just downgraded back to Windows 8 because SLEEP is more important to me on my HP Pavilion Notebook than having 8.1 is. My sleep problem became a full shutdown issue (as in I could not even shut the thing down with out fans spinning full-bore and screen shutting off, then the system locking-up. Holding the power button down for 3 seconds was the only thing to make it shut down. If it went into sleep, it would just spin the fans and run the CPU up really hot.

    Sadly, I now that I am back on 8.0, I cannot upgrade to any of the better apps in the app store, either. MS wants to blackmail me into loading the problematic 8.1 before I can do that. This is very, very sad, because I was actually FINALLY starting to find some apps that I enjoyed using (Facebook, NCAA College Basketball, etc). I must "upgrade" before these apps are available now.

    So now I am stuck with what is sort of like a handicapped Windows 7 married to the worst aspects of an unworking app store.
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  7. #997


    Manchester CT
    Posts : 693
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    Quote Originally Posted by linw View Post
    For no reason that I can perceive, mine is now NOT sleeping reliably. I dunno, this is just plain ridiculous.

    Good luck, John.
    That's OK. I found it awake this morning! Who's on first.

    "Who's on first?" by Abbott and Costello. [VIDEO]
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  8. #998


    Posts : 286
    W8.1 Pro 64


    Quote Originally Posted by johnpombrio View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by linw View Post
    For no reason that I can perceive, mine is now NOT sleeping reliably. I dunno, this is just plain ridiculous.

    Good luck, John.
    That's OK. I found it awake this morning! Who's on first.

    "Who's on first?" by Abbott and Costello. [VIDEO]
    mine also
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  9. #999


    Posts : 6
    windows 8.1


    I have also been having sleep issues and tried just about everything including installing the Spring Update. Nothing so far has provided a reliable fix but I have found a satisfactory work around for me. I'm using a program called Standby Helper and so far has worked flawlessly even when the built in window's timer fails. The tool has its own built in timer and parameters. I'm not sure what all of the parameters do and I did have to change a parameter called idle count from 10 to 1 to get it to work. I also had to create a shortcut to the program and place it in the window's start up folder to get it to auto run. During testing, I was able to confirm in the event viewer that it was working even when the window's timer failed.
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  10. #1000


    Posts : 286
    W8.1 Pro 64


    Quote Originally Posted by mrguylh View Post
    I have also been having sleep issues and tried just about everything including installing the Spring Update. Nothing so far has provided a reliable fix but I have found a satisfactory work around for me. I'm using a program called Standby Helper and so far has worked flawlessly even when the built in window's timer fails. The tool has its own built in timer and parameters. I'm not sure what all of the parameters do and I did have to change a parameter called idle count from 10 to 1 to get it to work. I also had to create a shortcut to the program and place it in the window's start up folder to get it to auto run. During testing, I was able to confirm in the event viewer that it was working even when the window's timer failed.
    Interesting. Is this just a simple standalone command line utility or does it install something?
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