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Windows 8.1 refuses to sleep

  1. #1591


    Welcome, Noun0. Don't apologise for your English. It is very, very, good.

    All contributions help to paint a picture and you have joined the group who seem to see a pattern of regression over time.

    Cheers.

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  2. #1592


    Quote Originally Posted by Noun0 View Post
    Hi,
    I have the problem of sleep too since the update of W8 to W8.1 (Pro Version).
    The sleep functionality stops to working exactly after 3 hours of activity.

    - I have tried with a fresh install of W 8.1 Pro, same result.
    - Tried with Local account, KO after 3 hours of inactivity.
    - Another MS account, no result.

    And I don't know if you have noticed but if you quit your session, the sleep is working again, don't need to restart the computer.

    Sorry for my English but I'm French :-)

    Bonjour et bienvenue sur le forum. Je parle les deux langues alors si je peux t'être utile, n'hésite pas.
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  3. #1593


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1 x64


    I think I have finally solved this issue, but I'm afraid I can't say which was the crucial step(s):

    1. Disabled Homegroup and Media Sharing, as discussed elsewhere
    2. Selected all Libraries and clicked on Stop Sharing, the wizard took quite a while and asked to disable sharing enabled from previous Windows versions. The wizard took a long time (several minutes) to complete in my case.
    3. Disabled non-admin shares using Computer Management (I left the built-in shares for ADMIN$, C$, and IPC$)
    4. Disabled "Allow device to wake the computer" from all wake-armed devices (the Power Management tabs from Device Manager)
    5. In the Advanced configuration tabs for the network adapters, I disabled everything having to do with WoWLAN, ARP offload, NS offload, and Wake On.... Furthermore, I enabled Sleep on WoWLAN Disconnect in the Advanced configuration for my Intel WiFi adapter.
    6. I changed Advanced Sharing settings to use usernames and passwords rather than HomeGroup.
    7. Set Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service to Manual


    I believe that disabling all the shares in step 2 and changing the advanced properties for the network adapters were most important. There are several options for ARP offload, NS offload, Wake on Magic Packet, Wake on Pattern Match, etc. that are enabled by default. I hope these steps are useful to people.
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  4. #1594


    Posts : 286
    W8.1 Pro 64


    Quote Originally Posted by irvoh View Post
    I think I have finally solved this issue, but I'm afraid I can't say which was the crucial step(s):

    1. Disabled Homegroup and Media Sharing, as discussed elsewhere
    2. Selected all Libraries and clicked on Stop Sharing, the wizard took quite a while and asked to disable sharing enabled from previous Windows versions. The wizard took a long time (several minutes) to complete in my case.
    3. Disabled non-admin shares using Computer Management (I left the built-in shares for ADMIN$, C$, and IPC$)
    4. Disabled "Allow device to wake the computer" from all wake-armed devices (the Power Management tabs from Device Manager)
    5. In the Advanced configuration tabs for the network adapters, I disabled everything having to do with WoWLAN, ARP offload, NS offload, and Wake On.... Furthermore, I enabled Sleep on WoWLAN Disconnect in the Advanced configuration for my Intel WiFi adapter.
    6. I changed Advanced Sharing settings to use usernames and passwords rather than HomeGroup.
    7. Set Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service to Manual


    I believe that disabling all the shares in step 2 and changing the advanced properties for the network adapters were most important. There are several options for ARP offload, NS offload, Wake on Magic Packet, Wake on Pattern Match, etc. that are enabled by default. I hope these steps are useful to people.
    Interesting but is it really worth having to alter your configuration to that extent (impressive) when StandbyHelper may have produced a more reliable result without having to change a thing? This problem has certainly developed a life of it's own.
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  5. #1595


    Posts : 59
    Windows 8.1


    Standby helper sleeps the PC even when sharing media and hasn't been developed since 2009. The developer abandoned it before completion.
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  6. #1596


    interesting!
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  7. #1597


    Posts : 1
    windows 8.1


    I had this problem as well...no sleep I tried everything in this thread (just about)

    Updated windows totally yesterday... did not help.

    Updated my Nvidia driver to the latest (337.88-desktop-win8-win7-winvista-64bit-english-whql)

    FIXED my problem....Everything is sleeping like a baby :-) :-)

    maybe it will help others...this is why I post...
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  8. #1598


    Posts : 286
    W8.1 Pro 64


    Quote Originally Posted by Deihmos View Post
    Standby helper sleeps the PC even when sharing media and hasn't been developed since 2009. The developer abandoned it before completion.
    I don't use a pc to share media. I guess if you did it a lot it could be an issue but if its occasional you could simply turn off StandbyHelper. If that's the only major issue than lets see what the score is:

    StandbyHelper: 1
    Windows Sleep: 10,000 (est. lol)

    Interesting isn't it that old, abandoned 2009 app works so much more reliability than the latest Windows technology (with a very few exceptions)
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  9. #1599


    Quote Originally Posted by NCguy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Deihmos View Post
    Standby helper sleeps the PC even when sharing media and hasn't been developed since 2009. The developer abandoned it before completion.
    I don't use a pc to share media. I guess if you did it a lot it could be an issue but if its occasional you could simply turn off StandbyHelper. If that's the only major issue than lets see what the score is:

    StandbyHelper: 1
    Windows Sleep: 10,000 (est. lol)

    Interesting isn't it that old, abandoned 2009 app works so much more reliability than the latest Windows technology (with a very few exceptions)
    Indeed I got a socket 775 2009 PC with a SSD and a 2011-2012 Graph card. It is incredibly stable. Even on a 2006 Laptop Windows 8 works flawlessly.

    Even the wake up optimization works! My PC awakes at night, does its thing, then go back to sleep. When it works it's incredible! lol

    I guess our only ray of hope now is Windows 9 next year!
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  10. #1600


    Thanks for your interesting post, irvoh. Yes, wonder what it was that did the trick? In my case, I would need to factor in that mine is fine with local login. Might be interesting to try to figure out from your list what would apply to that scenario and do some experimenting.

    I no longer stream from my PC as I let the NAS do that job.

    Mmmmmm.
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