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Windows 8.1 refuses to sleep

  1. #1361


    Posts : 51
    Windows 8.1.1 PRO 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by bru View Post
    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
    Running that command did not fix my sleep issue.
    Damn it yet *AGAIN*. I now have no choice but to agree with you. Since I issued the above command on Sunday, my PC has been sleeping AOK even if there was a power request for SRVNET in the queue.

    At 12:17pm today, Windows Update ran a auto-check & now there are 14 updates waiting to be D/L'd & installed.

    The text is exactly the same as it always has been.

    Assuming my new bout of insomnia has been caused by WU ... why should Windoz treat this request any differently? Buggered if I know.

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  2. #1362


    Posts : 286
    W8.1 Pro 64


    I think I posted about 6 months ago that my sleep issues where caused after maintenance runs and then cleared after a reboot. No one seemed very interested at the time.
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  3. #1363


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


    Quote Originally Posted by NCguy View Post
    I think I posted about 6 months ago that my sleep issues where caused after maintenance runs and then cleared after a reboot. No one seemed very interested at the time.
    I'm sure you were the one who mentioned it to me. So I cared.

    As much as I wish it was the sole cause I have to think it is A cause. If it was only Windows Maintenance everyone would have the problem. It seems it must be Maintenance running along with something else. At least in my case.

    The other night I forgot to manually put my computer to sleep so it was up all night. Wasting electricity. Like many I am not happy about this and wish I could resolve it. Even StandbyHelper didn't work for me.
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  4. #1364


    Posts : 286
    W8.1 Pro 64


    Quote Originally Posted by bru View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by NCguy View Post
    I think I posted about 6 months ago that my sleep issues where caused after maintenance runs and then cleared after a reboot. No one seemed very interested at the time.
    I'm sure you were the one who mentioned it to me. So I cared.

    As much as I wish it was the sole cause I have to think it is A cause. If it was only Windows Maintenance everyone would have the problem. It seems it must be Maintenance running along with something else. At least in my case.

    The other night I forgot to manually put my computer to sleep so it was up all night. Wasting electricity. Like many I am not happy about this and wish I could resolve it. Even StandbyHelper didn't work for me.
    I'm not glad you're having sleep problems but it is good to have someone else looking into the maintenance issue. Hopefully we can shed more light on it. In my case I think it actually was (and probably still is) the major contributor.

    StandbyHelper is still working so well it is making me lazy on this issue now.
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  5. #1365


    Houston
    Posts : 18
    Win 8.1 Pro x64 w Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by bru View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by NCguy View Post
    I think I posted about 6 months ago that my sleep issues where caused after maintenance runs and then cleared after a reboot. No one seemed very interested at the time.
    I'm sure you were the one who mentioned it to me. So I cared.

    As much as I wish it was the sole cause I have to think it is A cause. If it was only Windows Maintenance everyone would have the problem. It seems it must be Maintenance running along with something else. At least in my case.

    The other night I forgot to manually put my computer to sleep so it was up all night. Wasting electricity. Like many I am not happy about this and wish I could resolve it. Even StandbyHelper didn't work for me.
    >> " It seems it must be Maintenance running along with something else. At least in my case."

    I concur with your statement in quotes as I worked for 7 weeks trying to resolve the issue. It is not just maintenance alone, in my case, as I suspended ALL scheduled tasks to do so via a registry entry. I think maintenance compounds the problem but does not solve the issue.

    FYI, I reported earlier that I have now been sleeping fine with a fresh install using the 8.1 ISO. Unusual feeling walking in the room in the mornings now and finding it asleep.

    BTW, a fresh install cleared out a lot of cobwebs from left over trial programs and older 32 bit programs. I purchased newer 64 bit versions of most all my programs and reinstalled. Bit of a cost but I think well worth it for me.
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  6. #1366


    Posts : 286
    W8.1 Pro 64


    Quote Originally Posted by kenJ View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bru View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by NCguy View Post
    I think I posted about 6 months ago that my sleep issues where caused after maintenance runs and then cleared after a reboot. No one seemed very interested at the time.
    I'm sure you were the one who mentioned it to me. So I cared.

    As much as I wish it was the sole cause I have to think it is A cause. If it was only Windows Maintenance everyone would have the problem. It seems it must be Maintenance running along with something else. At least in my case.

    The other night I forgot to manually put my computer to sleep so it was up all night. Wasting electricity. Like many I am not happy about this and wish I could resolve it. Even StandbyHelper didn't work for me.
    >> " It seems it must be Maintenance running along with something else. At least in my case."

    I concur with your statement in quotes as I worked for 7 weeks trying to resolve the issue. It is not just maintenance alone, in my case, as I suspended ALL scheduled tasks to do so via a registry entry. I think maintenance compounds the problem but does not solve the issue.

    FYI, I reported earlier that I have now been sleeping fine with a fresh install using the 8.1 ISO. Unusual feeling walking in the room in the mornings now and finding it asleep.

    BTW, a fresh install cleared out a lot of cobwebs from left over trial programs and older 32 bit programs. I purchased newer 64 bit versions of most all my programs and reinstalled. Bit of a cost but I think well worth it for me.
    I tried a repair install (basically an upgrade of the same version) but not a fresh install. I guess that's the next logic step.
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  7. #1367


    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've seen a couple of those instances as well. Had to reset to get out of it.
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  8. #1368


    Posts : 51
    Windows 8.1.1 PRO 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by NCguy View Post
    I think I posted about 6 months ago that my sleep issues where caused after maintenance runs and then cleared after a reboot. No one seemed very interested at the time.
    Subsequent to my earlier post (#1361) a hour or so later even the SRVNET entry in the Power Requests queue cleared itself, yet my PC still failed to sleep. So this occurrence of insomnia must be caused by something else. But what? WU seems to be the guilty culprit this time around.

    Anyway, I ran a POWERCFG /ENERGY report and as per all of the other times that I've run a ENERGY report it said there was nothing to stop my PC from going to sleep!!!

    At this point, I rebooted my PC as per your suggestion, logged onto Windows and 30 mins later the PC fell asleep.

    Powering up the PC this morning, it duly went to sleep again after 30 mins of inactivity.
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  9. #1369


    Posts : 51
    Windows 8.1.1 PRO 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    this confuses me, why big the deal of an issue with sleep, if you shut the computer down at night ,computers boot up so fast now ,why not just shut it down when not using it during the day as well, 30 min setting, I think if you are going to use sleep why not set it to 10 min why waste 20 min of power
    I do; well eventually will do, a lot on video trans-coding overnight (DVD rips, etc.) and once the current batch has completed I want the PC to go to sleep. ATM I'm only turning the PC off at night because I haven't installed the necessary software (due to this sleep bug).

    Irrespective of the value of the time interval, sleep is valid power status that is supported by Windows and the PC HDW, so the PC should go to sleep after XX minutes of inactivity, unless held via an entry in the Power Requests queue.
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  10. #1370


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Irrespective of the value of the time interval, sleep is valid power status that is supported by Windows and the PC HDW, so the PC should go to sleep after XX minutes of inactivity, unless held via an entry in the Power Requests queue.
    I agree ,not sure why yours behaves the way it does ,mine sleeps and wakes just fine.
    Just recently installed win8 on a acer one netbook ,and just set it to sleep to test it and it slept on time set
    Last edited by caperjack; 14 May 2014 at 20:28.
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