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Windows 8.1 refuses to sleep

  1. #1791


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    That command is about the first thing people try with sleep problems. I've seen where it helps a small number of people and usually not a permanent fix

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  2. #1792


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    Perhaps, but if the command is not entered correctly it will not work ...
    The command entered incorrectly with the \FileSystem\ will be accepted and appear to run successfully ...
    But, it will not override the request intended ...

    If it doesn't work, was the command entered correctly ?
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  3. #1793


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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
    Perhaps, but if the command is not entered correctly it will not work ...
    The command entered incorrectly with the \FileSystem\ will be accepted and appear to run successfully ...
    But, it will not override the request intended ...

    If it doesn't work, was the command entered correctly ?
    It was in my case
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  4. #1794


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    OK, so you have some other sleep issue and the override didn't fix everything.
    bru entered the command incorrectly, so no telling if the request is the ONLY sleep issue.

    How many people with a sleep problem and with this "srvnet" request enter the command correctly ???
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  5. #1795


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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
    OK, so you have some other sleep issue and the override didn't fix everything.
    bru entered the command incorrectly, so no telling if the request is the ONLY sleep issue.

    How many people with a sleep problem and with this "srvnet" request enter the command correctly ???
    How could anyone possibly know the answer to that question?
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  6. #1796


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    I don't know.
    I see this "command/issue" as confusing ... and can lead to the wrong conclusion/assumption.

    I learned the hard way, by causing my own "srvnet requests" and then spent the time learning to find and fix the problem ...
    I'm just saying the command entered incorrectly does not work ...
    For anyone reading this, if the srvnet requestoverride does not work with \FileSystem\ try this command:

    powercfg -requestsoverride DRIVER srvnet SYSTEM

    The request may or may not be the only sleep problem.
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  7. #1797


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    Windows 7 Home Premium on 2 Windows 8.1 on 1


    Quote Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
    I think that command needs to be entered without the \FileSystem\

    Enter this command and see if it sleeps:

    powercfg -requestsoverride DRIVER srvnet SYSTEM
    OK I did that. And the computer slept. But checking powercfg -requests it said None for everything so I don't think the srvnet was in play.

    But then it didn't sleep and when I checked this time its PROCESS "...wmpnetwk.exe. Media Sharing has been enabled through Windows Media Player". I think I can override that process too but as I understand this is only good until I reboot so is it even worth it.

    If I do go that route do you know if I just use "wmpnetwk.exe" or do I have to use the whole string listed?
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  8. #1798


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    OK I did that. And the computer slept. But checking powercfg -requests it said None for everything so I don't think the srvnet was in play.
    That's what it should show now if the command worked ... you're good with that command ...

    But then it didn't sleep and when I checked this time its PROCESS "...wmpnetwk.exe. Media Sharing has been enabled through Windows Media Player". I think I can override that process too but as I understand this is only good until I reboot so is it even worth it.

    If I do go that route do you know if I just use "wmpnetwk.exe" or do I have to use the whole string listed?
    Look at this tutorial by Brink:
    Power Availability Requests - Manage in Windows
    He gives a specific example for wmpnetwk in the tutorial - thanks Shawn !!!
    Click image for larger version
    For me, VALID requestsoverride work after a reboot in Win 7 and Win 8.
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  9. #1799


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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
    That's what it should show now if the command worked ... you're good with that command ...
    OK good to know. Wasn't exactly sure how it worked.


    Quote Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
    Look at this tutorial by Brink:
    Power Availability Requests - Manage in Windows
    He gives a specific example for wmpnetwk in the tutorial - thanks Shawn !!!
    Duh. I had looked at that tutorial yesterday when I delved into this.

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
    For me, VALID requestsoverride work after a reboot in Win 7 and Win 8.
    Again, gtk. Was going by what someone on a different site had posted.

    Really don't like messing with this but if it works... I will put an edit in with my results.
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  10. #1800


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    Yea, this stuff is confusing and difficult to understand ...
    You can also post questions in the tutorial if you need to.
    Shawn always answers with any help he can give ... and updates a tutorial if/when needed ....
    Must be some kind of alien thing

    Hopefully getting the overrides in correctly will fix your sleep issue

    hth,
    David
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