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Windows 8.1 refuses to sleep

  1. #1081


    Quote Originally Posted by johnpombrio View Post
    Hipsie, I apologize for taking your posts too personally. I received a notice from the staff about it. I will go and edit out as many of the disparaging posts about you and others that I can find. Thank you for pointing a few of them out.
    Ok, John. Apology accepted. Thank you for editing your posts. I will edit my post #1074 above as well.

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  2. #1082


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by bru View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post

    And why would that surprise you? MS addressed the sleep issue with update KB2919394. If your PC doesnít sleep then something else is wrong with it. I advise to start a thread dedicated to your individual situation.
    There's nothing wrong with my PC. It was a brand new machine with nothing but updates and it wouldn't sleep. Or to be specific it does sleep after a reboot and then it doesn't after a while.

    I see many people have had issues with you and your posts and I can see why. Your statement was pretty rude. Way to be part of a community and basically tell people that they are idiots because they have a problem thats reported all over the internet and on every Windows 8 board.
    Bru, John and Hippsie are working things out and they don't need us to help or hinder them. For my part, I will refrain from casting blame on either of them . . .
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  3. #1083


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Question:

    Would it be helpful for those of us who have achieved sleep, through whatever means, to give our settings in that area?

    If so, we'd probably (I would definitely) need instructions on which settings to show.

    Just a thought . . .
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  4. #1084


    Thank you, Wynona. Very wise of you I must say.

    I will continue to visit this thread and post just as I freely do other threads. Also, as I do in other threads, if for some reason I feel that a poster is breaking any rules or are being just down right mean and nasty with character assassinating comments, I will report them. Likewise if anyone feels the same about mine, then one has the same rights. Feel free to push the triangle report button at ant time. That's what it's there for.
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  5. #1085


    Posts : 286
    W8.1 Pro 64


    Just wanted to give you guys a heads up because it really confused me until I figured out what was going on.

    I installed the Windows 8.1 update 1 on 4/9 (KB2919355) when it was officially released. Today Windows update 1 with the same KB number actually shows up again. When I went back and checked my update log it showed that on 4/9 this KB did in fact update successfully. So why am I receiving the same update again????? Well I dug a bit deeper and hit the more info link associated with update and low and behold in the notes:

    "5. Windows Update may offer update 2919355 again even when the computer already have update 2919355 installed. This is expected and is in order to resolve a
    Windows Update client issue. Windows Update only installs the additional fixes for Windows Update clients instead of all the Windows 8.1 update packages. "


    In my opinion pushing out a different update with the same number is an incredibly bad idea. Why even have unique numbers to start? Anyway, FWIW, I just thought it may clear up some confusion and I have no idea yet if there is any impact one way or the other on our sleep-related issues.
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  6. #1086


    Quote Originally Posted by johnpombrio View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bouldernerd View Post
    Standby helper didn't work for me, I tried various suggested settings but no luck. I have been following this thread for over a year and nothing has worked and I have tried everything here and elsewhere. But, I finally found a fix for my PC and it is rock solid and I've tested it repeatedly for over a week. It works without fail and nothing else has in the past. I think it was suggested earlier in this thread, perhaps a few months ago and it was the one thing I didn't try. I put powercfg /requestsoverride DRIVER srvnet System, into an administrative command line and wow, instant gratification. I hadnít tried this because when I have requested an energy report, I never saw problems so I never tried this command.

    I have no idea how many hours I have spent trying to fix this insomnia. Please try this if you havenít already. It may be the solution for you too.
    Bouldernet, good enough! AJM mentioned in one of the psot mentioned below to remove the System at the end of the string (I donno why, too complicated for me)

    One of the reasons why I continually post to the thread is that I seem to be a repository for things that we have tried, heh.

    This Powercfg workaround was explained very well on posts 236, 240, and 241 by ajm here:

    Windows 8.1 refuses to sleep


    we fooled with this. Unfortunately, fooling with powercfg by me disabled all of the advanced power settings and I could not change when the computer slept. That was unacceptable to me. Let us know what adverse effects it has on your machine.
    Still sleeping reliably with no adverse effects, nothing else disabled that I am aware of. All this does is override SRVNET in the operating system. So even if there are remote connections to the computer, they will be overridden and the computer will be allowed to sleep. This apparently caused my insomnia even though it was not recorded in an energy report request. I do remember a discussion about disabling power services entirely, but disabling SRVNET is not as radical.

    BTW, if you remove 'System' at the end of the string, you undo the command.
    Last edited by bouldernerd; 19 Apr 2014 at 13:39.
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  7. #1087


    Manchester CT
    Posts : 693
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    Quote Originally Posted by NCguy View Post
    Just wanted to give you guys a heads up because it really confused me until I figured out what was going on.

    I installed the Windows 8.1 update 1 on 4/9 (KB2919355) when it was officially released. Today Windows update 1 with the same KB number actually shows up again. When I went back and checked my update log it showed that on 4/9 this KB did in fact update successfully. So why am I receiving the same update again????? Well I dug a bit deeper and hit the more info link associated with update and low and behold in the notes:

    "5. Windows Update may offer update 2919355 again even when the computer already have update 2919355 installed. This is expected and is in order to resolve a
    Windows Update client issue. Windows Update only installs the additional fixes for Windows Update clients instead of all the Windows 8.1 update packages. "


    In my opinion pushing out a different update with the same number is an incredibly bad idea. Why even have unique numbers to start? Anyway, FWIW, I just thought it may clear up some confusion and I have no idea yet if there is any impact one way or the other on our sleep-related issues.
    heh, I have THREE 355 updates. Not to worry, that particular KB number is simply being used as a catchall for a bunch of other updates, kind of like a super update so people arriving late to the update party will only have to run this one update rather than several dozen. There are no duplicates in these updates nor do any of them say anything about sleep issues (unfortunately)

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  8. #1088


    Posts : 149
    Windows 7 Home Premium on 2 Windows 8.1 on 1


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    I will continue to visit this thread and post just as I freely do other threads.
    Of course anyone can post "freely" but how about having some tact and stop making blanket statements that you have no way to confirm.

    You told me and anyone else having a sleep issue that something is wrong with our machines. Despite 1000 posts here and as many or more on other boards about Windows 8 and 8.1 sleep issues you have decided that it is not a widespread issue but an issue with everyone's machines. How can you possibly know that?

    I see we live in the same general area. I'll be glad to bring my PC and meet you somewhere so you can tell me what's "wrong" with it.

    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Also, as I do in other threads, if for some reason I feel that a poster is breaking any rules or are being just down right mean and nasty with character assassinating comments, I will report them. Likewise if anyone feels the same about mine, then one has the same rights. Feel free to push the triangle report button at ant time. That's what it's there for
    I spent a lot of time on sevenforums and came here when I got a Win 8 machine.

    Had I known that someone considered an expert would go around making accusatory statements and then boast about reporting other posters I would not have bothered coming here. Sevenforums is very civil, I didn't realize that this forum had this type of environment.
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  9. #1089


    Posts : 102
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro


    Hello everyone,

    I just reviewed the first 4 pages of this huge thread and here's what I discovered:

    8 unique posters reported a sleep-related issue
    6 (of the 8) found a fix for their specifics issues
    4 of the fixes involved disabling IPV6
    2 were fixed by removing themselves from a homegroup
    2 were left at unknown because I stopped reading at the end of the 4th page

    I am running Windows 8.1 Update 1. I have IPV6 enabled. I am also part of a homegroup. My sleep works. All my hardware is confirmed to be 8.1 compatible (including my router).

    Cheers and good luck to all.

    SpringUpdate
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  10. #1090


    Posts : 149
    Windows 7 Home Premium on 2 Windows 8.1 on 1


    Quote Originally Posted by SpringUpdate View Post
    Hello everyone,

    I just reviewed the first 4 pages of this huge thread and here's what I discovered:

    I am running Windows 8.1 Update 1. I have IPV6 enabled. I am also part of a homegroup. My sleep works. All my hardware is confirmed to be 8.1 compatible (including my router).
    Maybe you should read the whole thread. Or the many other similar ones on other boards.

    I never quite understand posts like yours. Do you not believe there is an issue because you don't have it?
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