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Windows 8.1 refuses to sleep

  1. #1351


    Ref my file swap. Left comp for a couple of hours and found it awake so I replaced the swapped files.

    Back to square one. Will download SP.

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  2. #1352


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


    It was mentioned when I first posted about my sleep issue but if my machine will sleep after a reboot and then at some point it does not it must be related to something that runs at a later time.

    It seems to me in my case Windows Maintenance is a likely culprit. Recently I rebooted my computer at 8:00 pm. It slept reliably. It even slept the next morning and into the afternoon. And then it didn't. I checked and Windows Maintenance had run at 2:45 PM. Not coincidentally my machine would not sleep after that time.
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  3. #1353


    Posts : 51
    Windows 8.1.1 PRO 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by bru View Post
    It seems to me in my case Windows Maintenance is a likely culprit. Recently I rebooted my computer at 8:00 pm. It slept reliably. It even slept the next morning and into the afternoon. And then it didn't. I checked and Windows Maintenance had run at 2:45 PM. Not coincidentally my machine would not sleep after that time.
    If your PC sleeps normally for a while then doesn't, the 1st thing I would do when the PC is NOT sleeping correctly is open a elevated command prompt, ie. in ADMIN mode and run:

    powercfg /requests

    What does it say?

    Mine says:

    DISPLAY:
    None.

    SYSTEM:
    [DRIVER] \FileSystem\srvnet
    An active remote client has recently sent requests to this machine.

    AWAYMODE:
    None.

    EXECUTION:
    None.

    PERFBOOST:
    None.


    ----------

    SRVNET is related to network sharing and media streaming. My computer is *NOT* acting as any kind of media or file server. If you ask Mr Google you'll find numerous suspects, such as, OneDrive sync, Windows Media Player server, Homegroup, etc. etc.

    In my case, I've noticed that whenever I boot my PC the above is added to the Power Request queue by some "yet to identified" PGM. Occasionally PGM_X would do it's thing & release the request, however, mostly the request would never be released or take hours or even days to be released. The reverse is also true, ie. my PC can work perfectly for several hours or even days & then it will fail to sleep correctly (usually after a reboot or a power up).

    Resolution (actually a work-around), run the following command in a elevated command prompt:

    powercfg -requestsoverride DRIVER srvnet System

    This command tells system (Windows) to ignore all power requests made by the SRVNET driver.

    The problem with this, is that you may have some genuine network connections or run some server & may not want to sleep when you are sharing/streaming/syncing. If this is the case, then you could use SmartPower & configure it to ignore the Power Request queue but monitor some active pgm and/or network connections.

    ----------

    To reverse the above change run the following:

    powercfg -requestsoverride DRIVER srvnet

    To view all ignored drivers and processes run:

    powercfg -requestsoverride
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  4. #1354


    Posts : 11
    windows 8.1 update 1


    Quote Originally Posted by BazzaG View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bru View Post
    It seems to me in my case Windows Maintenance is a likely culprit. Recently I rebooted my computer at 8:00 pm. It slept reliably. It even slept the next morning and into the afternoon. And then it didn't. I checked and Windows Maintenance had run at 2:45 PM. Not coincidentally my machine would not sleep after that time.
    If your PC sleeps normally for a while then doesn't, the 1st thing I would do when the PC is NOT sleeping correctly is open a elevated command prompt, ie. in ADMIN mode and run:

    powercfg /requests

    What does it say?

    Mine says:

    DISPLAY:
    None.

    SYSTEM:
    [DRIVER] \FileSystem\srvnet
    An active remote client has recently sent requests to this machine.

    AWAYMODE:
    None.

    EXECUTION:
    None.

    PERFBOOST:
    None.


    ----------

    SRVNET is related to network sharing and media streaming. My computer is *NOT* acting as any kind of media or file server. If you ask Mr Google you'll find numerous suspects, such as, OneDrive sync, Windows Media Player server, Homegroup, etc. etc.

    In my case, I've noticed that whenever I boot my PC the above is added to the Power Request queue by some "yet to identified" PGM. Occasionally PGM_X would do it's thing & release the request, however, mostly the request would never be released or take hours or even days to be released. The reverse is also true, ie. my PC can work perfectly for several hours or even days & then it will fail to sleep correctly (usually after a reboot or a power up).

    Resolution (actually a work-around), run the following command in a elevated command prompt:

    powercfg -requestsoverride DRIVER srvnet System

    This command tells system (Windows) to ignore all power requests made by the SRVNET driver.

    The problem with this, is that you may have some genuine network connections or run some server & may not want to sleep when you are sharing/streaming/syncing. If this is the case, then you could use SmartPower & configure it to ignore the Power Request queue but monitor some active pgm and/or network connections.

    ----------

    To reverse the above change run the following:

    powercfg -requestsoverride DRIVER srvnet

    To view all ignored drivers and processes run:

    powercfg -requestsoverride


    I can also go to sleep after a clean reboot... for a couple times at least. But when my PC does refuse to go to sleep.. The fans kick in high and blank screen comes. Nothing works just a blank screen like it's off . Therefore I have to force a restart manually so I am unable to see what exactly is happening at that time..I've also checked event log and found nothing that really stands out.
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  5. #1355


    Quote Originally Posted by eats7 View Post
    I can also go to sleep after a clean reboot... for a couple times at least. But when my PC does refuse to go to sleep.. The fans kick in high and blank screen comes. Nothing works just a blank screen like it's off . Therefore I have to force a restart manually so I am unable to see what exactly is happening at that time..I've also checked event log and found nothing that really stands out.
    Hi there. So far as a blank screen > Mine started doing this recently as well, but when coming out of sleep. Yours sounds like itís trying to sleep. Before force starting it, try turning the monitor off and then back on. You may even have to hit a key our mouse click to get to the sign in screen before the monitor (actually video) stays on. I canít for the life of me figure out what it is. Iím about to start a thread on it.
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  6. #1356


    Hasselt, Belgium
    Posts : 75
    Windows 8.1 Pro 32/64


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by eats7 View Post
    I can also go to sleep after a clean reboot... for a couple times at least. But when my PC does refuse to go to sleep.. The fans kick in high and blank screen comes. Nothing works just a blank screen like it's off . Therefore I have to force a restart manually so I am unable to see what exactly is happening at that time..I've also checked event log and found nothing that really stands out.
    Hi there. So far as a blank screen > Mine started doing this recently as well, but when coming out of sleep. Yours sounds like itís trying to sleep. Before force starting it, try turning the monitor off and then back on. You may even have to hit a key our mouse click to get to the sign in screen before the monitor (actually video) stays on. I canít for the life of me figure out what it is. Iím about to start a thread on it.
    I have had the same problem a while back. Once my sleep problem was solved, now and then, my PC hung when coming back from sleep or hibernation. I fixed this by installing the latest Video Drivers that I downloaded from the manufacturers website. (I have an AMD Radeon HD video card in my PC.)
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  7. #1357


    Posts : 11
    windows 8.1 update 1


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by eats7 View Post
    I can also go to sleep after a clean reboot... for a couple times at least. But when my PC does refuse to go to sleep.. The fans kick in high and blank screen comes. Nothing works just a blank screen like it's off . Therefore I have to force a restart manually so I am unable to see what exactly is happening at that time..I've also checked event log and found nothing that really stands out.
    Hi there. So far as a blank screen > Mine started doing this recently as well, but when coming out of sleep. Yours sounds like itís trying to sleep. Before force starting it, try turning the monitor off and then back on. You may even have to hit a key our mouse click to get to the sign in screen before the monitor (actually video) stays on. I canít for the life of me figure out what it is. Iím about to start a thread on it.
    It's a laptop so no monitor. Also no buttons or keys do anything. I have to force shutdown
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  8. #1358


    Quote Originally Posted by Rudy Mas View Post
    I have had the same problem a while back. Once my sleep problem was solved, now and then, my PC hung when coming back from sleep or hibernation. I fixed this by installing the latest Video Drivers that I downloaded from the manufacturers website. (I have an AMD Radeon HD video card in my PC.)
    Thanks for that. That's the first thing I thought of when it started to happen. The only driver I can get or use on this old Acer is WDDM1.1. Somewhat of a generic driver. Not sure if it's corrupted or what's going on. Continuing to work on it.
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  9. #1359


    Quote Originally Posted by eats7 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by eats7 View Post
    I can also go to sleep after a clean reboot... for a couple times at least. But when my PC does refuse to go to sleep.. The fans kick in high and blank screen comes. Nothing works just a blank screen like it's off . Therefore I have to force a restart manually so I am unable to see what exactly is happening at that time..I've also checked event log and found nothing that really stands out.
    Hi there. So far as a blank screen > Mine started doing this recently as well, but when coming out of sleep. Yours sounds like it’s trying to sleep. Before force starting it, try turning the monitor off and then back on. You may even have to hit a key our mouse click to get to the sign in screen before the monitor (actually video) stays on. I can’t for the life of me figure out what it is. I’m about to start a thread on it.
    It's a laptop so no monitor. Also no buttons or keys do anything. I have to force shutdown
    Like Rudy just mentioned, it may be the driver?
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  10. #1360


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


    Quote Originally Posted by BazzaG View Post

    Resolution (actually a work-around), run the following command in a elevated command prompt:

    powercfg -requestsoverride DRIVER srvnet System

    This command tells system (Windows) to ignore all power requests made by the SRVNET driver.

    The problem with this, is that you may have some genuine network connections or run some server & may not want to sleep when you are sharing/streaming/syncing. If this is the case, then you could use SmartPower & configure it to ignore the Power Request queue but monitor some active pgm and/or network connections.

    ----------

    To reverse the above change run the following:

    powercfg -requestsoverride DRIVER srvnet

    To view all ignored drivers and processes run:

    powercfg -requestsoverride
    Running that command did not fix my sleep issue.
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