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Windows 8.1 refuses to sleep

  1. #111


    My netbook now seems to be timer sleeping. Delay is around 30 sec from screen turnoff.

    My PC still stays asleep so I am pretty sure that the wakeup call was being made by the HVR2200.

    Both my netbook and PC have Realtek PCIe GBE family NICs. The PC one has the latest dvrs I could find (8.20.815.2013 18/08/2013).

    I am in a tolerable situation now but I would really like to find out why there is a big delay between trigger time and actual sleep. The disk activity steps up so wonder what it is doing. If the manual method sleeps instantly, I wonder why the timed method needs up to 3 min.

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  2. #112


    Manchester CT
    Posts : 693
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    Linw, A couple of us have asked the same question about how long it sometimes takes to sleep.

    EDIT 2014-04-15 Removed due to possible disparaging of another poster.
    Last edited by johnpombrio; 15 Apr 2014 at 13:43.
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  3. #113


    John, please be mindful that people on this forum have minds of their own and sometimes can make their own decisions. You really can come over in a patronising way. Telling me to ignore the changed sleep behaviour is stepping over the bounds. I said my situation is tolerable but I don't need your permission to have or not have an intellectual curiosity to wonder what is happening.
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  4. #114


    Posts : 63
    Windows 8.1 pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by linw View Post
    John, please be mindful that people on this forum have minds of their own and sometimes can make their own decisions. You really can come over in a patronising way. Telling me to ignore the changed sleep behaviour is stepping over the bounds. I said my situation is tolerable but I don't need your permission to have or not have an intellectual curiosity to wonder what is happening.
    Wow Linw, chill out! I don't believe John was being patronizing at all, he was just expressing his POV and It was done in a very friendly manner. You should be thankful that your computer is actually going to sleep with the timer considering, the lag is a minor issue considering the "half baked" nature of this release. If you just can't live with a bit of lag, have you considered OSX? Given that apple controlls both the software and hardware, I can assure you that you will never stumble across frustrations like this one!
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  5. #115


    Posts : 60
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by prism View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by linw View Post
    John, please be mindful that people on this forum have minds of their own and sometimes can make their own decisions. You really can come over in a patronising way. Telling me to ignore the changed sleep behaviour is stepping over the bounds. I said my situation is tolerable but I don't need your permission to have or not have an intellectual curiosity to wonder what is happening.
    Wow Linw, chill out! I don't believe John was being patronizing at all, he was just expressing his POV and It was done in a very friendly manner. You should be thankful that your computer is actually going to sleep with the timer considering, the lag is a minor issue considering the "half baked" nature of this release. If you just can't live with a bit of lag, have you considered OSX? Given that apple controlls both the software and hardware, I can assure you that you will never stumble across frustrations like this one!
    I agree with you prism. John has been one of the most helpful members on this forum. Without his insight and his willingness to share his experiences, most of us would not even be this far along in troubleshooting the problem. I do agree that while we may be able to find solutions for sleep, the timing issue is one that is especially perplexing.
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  6. #116


    Posts : 63
    Windows 8.1 pro 64bit


    I now have to report that the realtek driver update solution worked only for a short while and now I am back to square one: sleep on timer fails, only works when invoked manually or by switching off wifi transmitter. Reset requires either logging out and back in or restarting PC. Bummer!
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  7. #117


    Manchester CT
    Posts : 693
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    EDIT 2014-04-15 Removed due to possible disparaging of another poster.

    I am going to get rid of Homegroup. I am still getting maddeningly "exceptions" cropping up on my computers. This machine is not asleep every other day when I come down in the morning, err afternoon. Last night, my HTPC in my bedroom suddenly came on and woke me from a sound sleep even though I have NO wake up events and turned off letting the network adapter wake the computer. Enough! I am following the Maximum PC article about setting up an NT network instead (link to the mag in previous post). I will check this site for a tutorial by Brink the tech god here.

    Just leaving Homegroup makes every machine sleep properly for me all the time (so far).

    EDIT 2014-04-15 Removed due to possible disparaging of another poster.

    Also, document the changes you make in a document or even on a piece of paper. One obscure change can add days of misery finding out that it caused another problem (like turning off IPv6 will kill Homegroup).

    EDIT: NO FIX. I completely disabled Homegroup and a couple of days later, my computer was awake again.

    EDIT 2013-12-28 This did not fix the problem. For me, a MS update on Dec 11th fixed it.
    Last edited by johnpombrio; 15 Apr 2014 at 13:42.
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  8. #118


    Posts : 102
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by prism View Post
    I now have to report that the realtek driver update solution worked only for a short while and now I am back to square one: sleep on timer fails, only works when invoked manually or by switching off wifi transmitter. Reset requires either logging out and back in or restarting PC. Bummer!
    When you say "it only worked for a short while" and "reset requires logging out and back in or restarting PC", it seems to be exactly as in my case (correct me if wrong): The PC sleeps by itself for some while after logging in again, but the functionality gets lost after a while. Putting it to manual sleep or hibernation does not reset it, you have to really log back in (as is the case also with restarting).
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  9. #119


    Posts : 63
    Windows 8.1 pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Steve06 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by prism View Post
    I now have to report that the realtek driver update solution worked only for a short while and now I am back to square one: sleep on timer fails, only works when invoked manually or by switching off wifi transmitter. Reset requires either logging out and back in or restarting PC. Bummer!
    When you say "it only worked for a short while" and "reset requires logging out and back in or restarting PC", it seems to be exactly as in my case (correct me if wrong): The PC sleeps by itself for some while after logging in again, but the functionality gets lost after a while. Putting it to manual sleep or hibernation does not reset it, you have to really log back in (as is the case also with restarting).
    Correct!
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  10. #120


    Manchester CT
    Posts : 693
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    Quote Originally Posted by prism View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Steve06 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by prism View Post
    I now have to report that the realtek driver update solution worked only for a short while and now I am back to square one: sleep on timer fails, only works when invoked manually or by switching off wifi transmitter. Reset requires either logging out and back in or restarting PC. Bummer!
    When you say "it only worked for a short while" and "reset requires logging out and back in or restarting PC", it seems to be exactly as in my case (correct me if wrong): The PC sleeps by itself for some while after logging in again, but the functionality gets lost after a while. Putting it to manual sleep or hibernation does not reset it, you have to really log back in (as is the case also with restarting).
    Correct!
    That might be MY problem too. Perhaps I have issues where I have not rebooted and the computer does not sleep. My mobo actually has a hex code that tell the status of the hardware. It sits on 30 which means "came back from sleep" while after a boot is at A0 "normal run". This is the correct sequence and should be at 30 most of the time but still...
    Found this program which did not help me at all but was fun to play with. Use S3

    PassMark Sleeper - Hibernate and sleep state testing software
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