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Windows 8.1 refuses to sleep

  1. #1761


    Posts : 286
    W8.1 Pro 64


    Quote Originally Posted by orbitalfenestra View Post
    Last week, for the first time since a long time, I've experienced that sleep issue (nothing with powercfg /requests). It's bizarre and it seemed to be related to Chrome. Once I've closed Chrome, my PC went to sleep.... I'm totally clueless about that, it never happened before. I know that Chrome had background process, maybe it was one of them the culprit. I deactivated "let Chrome run in background" when you close the navigator. I'm curious: what navigator do you use guys?
    By navigator I assume that means browser. I use chrome and I've been using it before they added the background processes and I've always had the sleep issues.

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  2. #1762


    Quote Originally Posted by NCguy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by orbitalfenestra View Post
    Last week, for the first time since a long time, I've experienced that sleep issue (nothing with powercfg /requests). It's bizarre and it seemed to be related to Chrome. Once I've closed Chrome, my PC went to sleep.... I'm totally clueless about that, it never happened before. I know that Chrome had background process, maybe it was one of them the culprit. I deactivated "let Chrome run in background" when you close the navigator. I'm curious: what navigator do you use guys?
    By navigator I assume that means browser. I use chrome and I've been using it before they added the background processes and I've always had the sleep issues.

    Yeah! browser sorry! That was just a one time event I guess. My PC is fine since then. That's about it. Have a nice day guys!
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  3. #1763


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    I just have to add for me i install very little 3rd party programs ,and use very few metro apps ,,I use IE browser and i think all i have added is malwarebytes pro and it runs all the time ,sleeps fine all the time now
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  4. #1764


    Posts : 59
    Windows 8.1


    It wasn't the task preventing the PC from sleeping because I am still having the same issue with sleep eventually stopping to work.

    My next attempt is I have created a scheduled task to sleep the PC when it is idle for a specific amount of time. I disabled sleep in power options because that just isn't working reliably.

    So far that has been working fine.
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  5. #1765


    Posts : 286
    W8.1 Pro 64


    Quote Originally Posted by Deihmos View Post

    My next attempt is I have created a scheduled task to sleep the PC when it is idle for a specific amount of time. I disabled sleep in power options because that just isn't working reliably.

    So far that has been working fine.
    Is the theory that the way the task counts idle would be different than the way sleep counts it?
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  6. #1766


    Posts : 59
    Windows 8.1

    kk


    The task is triggered when the pc is idle and I think idle count would be the same in power options. It is a simple task to create The task will launch the sleep command.

    I am waiting to see if the pc will continue to go to sleep. There is no way I will be able to find out why the pc will eventually stop sleeping and I am not interested in disabling the MS account. I find it useful.
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  8. #1768


    Posts : 59
    Windows 8.1


    I am done with this. The new Windows should be out soon. Hopefully it will be fixed then.
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  9. #1769


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by Deihmos View Post
    I am done with this. The new Windows should be out soon. Hopefully it will be fixed then.
    soon ,don't hold your breath on that one
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  10. #1770


    Posts : 286
    W8.1 Pro 64


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Deihmos View Post
    I am done with this. The new Windows should be out soon. Hopefully it will be fixed then.
    soon ,don't hold your breath on that one
    Actually the W9 preview will be out very soon and live in the spring. Don't hold your breath that it will provide a sustainable fix to the sleep problems.
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