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Windows 8.1 refuses to sleep

  1. #1021


    Posts : 286
    W8.1 Pro 64


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by johnpombrio View Post
    Here is how to download and use Standby helper.
    Nice little tute and that may all be well and fine, but what happens if and when the sleep issue gets solved and fixed with code? Now there's a 3rd party program in the way.
    I wouldn't worry too much about that. If it gets fixed it won't be long before it gets re-broken again. Also, do you foresee a fix that actually solves sleep for all of the different situations at one time? I thought yesterday was april fools?

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  2. #1022


    Quote Originally Posted by NCguy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by johnpombrio View Post
    Here is how to download and use Standby helper.
    Nice little tute and that may all be well and fine, but what happens if and when the sleep issue gets solved and fixed with code? Now there's a 3rd party program in the way.
    I wouldn't worry too much about that. If it gets fixed it won't be long before it gets re-broken again. Also, do you foresee a fix that actually solves sleep for all of the different situations at one time? I thought yesterday was april fools?
    An optimistic “guy” I see. Yes, it was April Fools Day. I see you survived as well. Never claimed to be the savviest around here. Just a novice really. Probably have the worst post count-to-points record ever. However, I do know enough to confer with those that know a heck of a lot more than me. A few IT Pro friends here with degrees and one that doesn’t belong to this forum all say you’re all chasing up the wrong tree. Odds would have it that it’s not wrong coding at all, for it was fixed with a specific update. An update that fixed the sleep problem for a vast majority. There are other things wrong for the few remaining systems the update could not fix because of some other issues.

    Therefore, my post answering John's tutorial. Of course those that want to live with a third-party fix and really not fix their systems properly have that right. Really no skin off anyone's nose whatsoever.

    BTW, April Fools is a proper name and should be capitalized. Is your Spellcheck broke as well?
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  3. #1023


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by johnpombrio View Post
    Here is how to download and use Standby helper.
    Nice little tute and that may all be well and fine, but what happens if and when the sleep issue gets solved and fixed with code? Now there's a 3rd party program in the way.
    Couldn't you uninstall it? Looks to me like you'd have to (at least disable it) in order to see if the sleep issue were resolved in the latest batch of updates. But then, what do I know?
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  4. #1024


    Posts : 6
    windows 8.1


    This program doesn't get in the way of the Window's sleep timer at all. Both can be enabled at the same time and you can tell which is actually putting the pc to sleep by checking the system event log. If the event log shows reason for sleep as "idle" then it was Windows that put the computer to sleep. If it shows the reason as "application API" then it was Standby Helper that put the pc to sleep.
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  5. #1025


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    boot to win 8 dvd ,for the hdd and start over .

    backup data first of course
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  6. #1026


    Posts : 286
    W8.1 Pro 64


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post

    BTW, April Fools is a proper name and should be capitalized. Is your Spellcheck broke as well?
    Geez. Please don't go back and proof the rest of my posts. I would hate to see the final grade
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  7. #1027


    Manchester CT
    Posts : 693
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    EDIT 2014-04-14 Deleted this part of this post that was inappropriate against other posters.


    I think Standby Helper is terrific, has little overhead, and can be easily disabled to see if sleep is working, and works 100%. Thank you Mrguy.
    Last edited by johnpombrio; 14 Apr 2014 at 16:17.
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  8. #1028


    Posts : 302
    Windows 7 on the desktop, Windows 8 Surface Pro mobile


    I had this issue a couple days ago with the computer not staying in sleep mode. In my case it was the network card waking the computer. The way you solve(at least in Windows 7, not sure where the functionality is mapped to Windows 8) is:

    1) Run Device Manager from the Control Panel.
    2) Click Network Adaptors.
    3) Select your Network Adaptor. Right-Click Properties.
    4) Select Power Management Tab.
    5) Click off 'Allow this device to wake the computer'.

    Haven't had a problem since.
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  9. #1029


    Manchester CT
    Posts : 693
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    Quote Originally Posted by chrisa View Post
    I had this issue a couple days ago with the computer not staying in sleep mode. In my case it was the network card waking the computer. The way you solve(at least in Windows 7, not sure where the functionality is mapped to Windows 8) is:

    1) Run Device Manager from the Control Panel.
    2) Click Network Adaptors.
    3) Select your Network Adaptor. Right-Click Properties.
    4) Select Power Management Tab.
    5) Click off 'Allow this device to wake the computer'.

    Haven't had a problem since.
    Christa, somewhere in all these posts (around number 168 if I recall) is a list I made of the most common reasons why sleep does not occur. Yours is number 3 on the list:

    Windows 8.1 refuses to sleep

    Thanks tho...
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  10. #1030


    Quote Originally Posted by mrguylh View Post
    This program doesn't get in the way of the Window's sleep timer at all. Both can be enabled at the same time and you can tell which is actually putting the pc to sleep by checking the system event log. If the event log shows reason for sleep as "idle" then it was Windows that put the computer to sleep. If it shows the reason as "application API" then it was Standby Helper that put the pc to sleep.
    Thank you for answering one of my concerns and adding more information about the utility. As others may think differently I do appreciate you posting a work around, just as long as everyone knows it just that and not the true fix to the sleep problem. That is not mentioned in the recently posted tutorial in post #1018 of this thread nor any other post. This is quite a popular forum site which not only has a lot of members, but also a thousands of visitors that seek answers to their computer problems. We wouldn’t want to see people get misled.

    My only other concern is how to uninstall it. I see no uninstall.exe, a .reg file, nor any other file to do so. I see no documentation on the site, nothing on it in the Readme file included in the download, in the tutorial recently posted, nor did I want to install it to find out. Perhaps I overlooked it. How does one accomplish an uninstall?
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