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Windows 8.1 refuses to sleep

  1. #1741


    Posts : 50
    Win8.1-64 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    if you do [remove yourself from the thread], you may miss the one thing that will solve the problem for you.
    Linux? jk

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  2. #1742


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Deihmos View Post
    I have found a hidden task by the name of CreateObjectTask located in the task scheduler in the Shell folder. The task is set to not start a new instance if already running but I have seen up to 15 processes running at the same time and it seems to fail on my PC and laptop. I disabled the task and the PC was able to sleep over night.

    If the PC is able to sleep tonight without a need to restart then I think I can narrow it down the sleep problem to this task. I will let you know the outcome.

    CreateObjectTask - Provides support for shell components that access system data
    I hope that the trick always works for you.
    I've tested to deactivate the task but without success, my PC refuses to sleep after few hours :-(
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  3. #1743


    Posts : 87
    Multi-Boot-PCs W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64


    On my Win 8.1 system auto sleep works sometimes, and sometimes it doesn't.
    I figured out it is when I turn on my other PC with Win 7, that is when the 8.1 auto sleep doesn't work.
    8.1 shows a powercfg request from a remote client.
    I added a Request Override, but that doesn't work with Win 8.1 auto sleep.

    I set Windows auto sleep to 30 minutes.
    I set Standby Helper sleep to 45 minutes.

    Standby Helper puts the PC to sleep when Windows Auto sleep doesn't work because of the request.

    If the Win 7 PC is turned off, after a few hours the Request in Win 8.1 "disappears".
    Then Win 8.1 auto sleep works again.
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  4. #1744


    Quote Originally Posted by Noun0 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Deihmos View Post
    I have found a hidden task by the name of CreateObjectTask located in the task scheduler in the Shell folder. The task is set to not start a new instance if already running but I have seen up to 15 processes running at the same time and it seems to fail on my PC and laptop. I disabled the task and the PC was able to sleep over night.

    If the PC is able to sleep tonight without a need to restart then I think I can narrow it down the sleep problem to this task. I will let you know the outcome.

    CreateObjectTask - Provides support for shell components that access system data
    I hope that the trick always works for you.
    I've tested to deactivate the task but without success, my PC refuses to sleep after few hours :-(
    Thanks for testing that!

    That puts a crimp in that.
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  5. #1745


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


    No one knows if the task "Idle Maintenance", which shows as being run many times in a 24 hours period on my non sleeping PC, could be the cause? Does anyone else see this task?
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  6. #1746


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
    .
    I figured out it is when I turn on my other PC with Win 7, that is when the 8.1 auto sleep doesn't work.
    .
    almost sounds like they might be networked or file sharing issue between the 2 computer
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  7. #1747


    Posts : 286
    W8.1 Pro 64


    Quote Originally Posted by bru View Post
    No one knows if the task "Idle Maintenance", which shows as being run many times in a 24 hours period on my non sleeping PC, could be the cause? Does anyone else see this task?
    Maintenance was my theory many months ago. The logs aren't detailed enough in my case to prove it definitively. The logs in windows 8 are really a joke.
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  8. #1748


    Posts : 50
    Win8.1-64 Pro


    I'm posting from my phone, so I didn't have my shortcut to this thread. To find the thread I Googled "Windows 8.1 won't sleep" for the first time in a very long time. (I usually just check out this thread only.) OH MY GOSH. The Web is more littered now with posts on this subject than I could've imagined! This is truly a huge issue... I now REALLY can't believe MS hasn't fixed it!

    My computer has now been sleeping reliably for nearly a week after switching to a local account. There were two times I thought it hadn't. The first time it turned out I had stayed logged into the MS account, and today it turned out that my server woke the computer up (using WOL as I've set it to do) so my computer can do it's monthly defrag in between backup sets. The reason I'm posting from my phone now is so I can make sure the computer goes back to sleep two hours after the defrag process as it should.

    It is so nice to have the computer sleeping on schedule again! I'm not sure why it matters so much to me - I used to just leave my computer on all the time - but it does. It goes into hybrid sleep so I don't lose data but I can still wake it up remotely. And my server wakes it up for weekly backups (and apparently for the monthly defrag operation) as it should, but then the computer sleeps again after its set two hour time period. Woot! Too bad the MS account thing didn't work for me. Oh, and before anyone asks, I did not try the program others in this thread have reported works well to force the computer to sleep - perhaps I should have. I was just concerned it wouldn't work as well as OS sleep works, WHEN it works that is. You know, keeping the computer awake when a movie is on, or when a backup is running, when watching a movie, using RDP, an open connection I don't want severed - that sort of a thing.

    Quote Originally Posted by bru View Post
    No one knows if the task "Idle Maintenance", which shows as being run many times in a 24 hours period on my non sleeping PC, could be the cause? Does anyone else see this task?
    This was brought up quite a bit ago. I did some extensive testing on this together with some other processes purported to possibly cause sleeplessness and posted my results in this thread along with how I disabled one of the processes in question by deleting files. None of it solved the problem.

    EDIT:
    The computer did indeed sleep two hours (as scheduled) after the defrag. Woohoo!
    Last edited by Gork; 28 Aug 2014 at 15:00.
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  9. #1749


    Posts : 6
    Windows 7


    I was reading this thread:
    Graphics driver for Radeon HD 8670M problems

    and I got here.

    I ask for help because I'm going crazy, I have a problem that I do not know how to solve:
    I have a problem with my HP 15 - n086sl .
    With native Windows 8 did not.

    the problem is the following :
    moving from windows 8 to 8.1 I lose the switch graphics cards.
    I mean : if I click with the mouse on "configure switchable graphics cards " I get out of a window that says " Unable to start Catalyst Control Center. currently there are no other settings to configure with CCC"
    I tried to update the drivers with the ones on the HP site for windows 8.1 , but nothing changes .
    From " Device Manager " I noticed that the drivers you have installed AUTOMATIC moving from windows 8 to 8.1 are the same version as on the hp website .

    If I install the drivers from the AMD website I have the following problems :

    the switch returns to work but hibernation no longer works and if the screen of the PC goes into standby by moving the mouse or pressing both buttons it never recovers . I have to turn off the computer by holding down the button.


    I've done several searches for the web, even within the forum but have not found the solution.

    Will you help me ?


    Sorry for my English.
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  10. #1750


    Hello, Fix. Welcome to Windows Eight Forums.

    Not sure where AMD comes in, but recommend you contact HP support for a solution. It definitely sounds as though improper drivers are causing the problem.
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