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Windows 8.1 refuses to sleep

  1. #1801


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


    This is getting confusing. As I posted I entered several Requestsoverrides.

    1. DRIVER \FileSystem\srvnet System. Then I was told this was not correct so I entered:
    2. DRIVER srvnet System.
    and then for a different Process:
    3. PROCESS wmpnetwk.exe System

    When checking powercfg requestsoverride, all three appear.

    I just checked again and powercfg -requests showed [DRIVER] \FileSystem\srvnet sent a request. Why didn't my override (either #1 or certainly #2 above) stop it?

    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 ?
    David. Following your logic the first override I entered for \FileSystem\srvnet was not correct (#1). So I entered the correct override (#2). Yet I am still getting the notification that \FileSystem\srvnet is sending a request. It seems as if one of those should have prevented the request. No?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails requestsoveride.PNG   -requests.PNG  

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  2. #1802


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    Did you wait a minute or two before entering the requests command ?

    Shawn notes that in the tutorial - see screen print in post #1798 - Windows 8.1 refuses to sleep
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  3. #1803


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


    Quote Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
    Did you wait a minute or two before entering the requests command ?

    Shawn notes that in the tutorial - see screen print in post #1798 - Windows 8.1 refuses to sleep
    Yes. As stated and shown in my screenshot, powercfg requestsoverride clearly shows all three "took".

    I guess I can cancel the overrides and try again. Slowly.
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  4. #1804


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    Yes, I understand the requestoverrides took.

    What I'm asking if the requests still show the srvnet request ?
    It takes "a minute or two" to clear the request, as I understand it ...

    Enter this command again:
    powercfg -requests
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  5. #1805


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


    Quote Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
    Yes, I understand the requestoverrides took.

    What I'm asking if the requests still show the srvnet request ?
    It takes "a minute or two" to clear the request, as I understand it ...
    It was about 40 minutes later.

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
    Enter this command again:
    powercfg -requests
    Still showing [DRIVER] \FileSystem\srvnet. 90 minutes later.
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  6. #1806


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    OK, I'll do some more testing with this and post results.
    I did test it in Win 8.x a while ago, and it worked for me ...

    I'll clear my requests overrides in Win 8 to start clean.
    Then I'll force a request from Win 7 to Win 8 ...
    Then put in the requestoverride to see if it "sticks and works" ...
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  7. #1807


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


    Quote Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
    OK, I'll do some more testing with this and post results.
    I did test it in Win 8.x a while ago, and it worked for me ...
    What's interesting is that despite powercfg -requests showing [DRIVER] \FileSystem\srvnet sending a request the computer is going to sleep.

    So maybe the override is working but like I thought earlier it still will show the offending (in this case) Driver. Where you thought it would show None.
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  8. #1808


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    I've been trying to figure out how to write this up so it doesn't cause more confusion
    It seems your "RequestsOverride" work different than mine ...

    Anyway, here is what I have ...

    I attached my "CMD Window log" to show what i have for this scenario.
    Here is a description of my commands/results in the attached log:

    Command:
    1) powercfg -requests - You can see there are NO requests
    2) powercfg -requestsoverride - You can see there are NO requests overrides

    I then switched over to a Win 7 system and forced a request to the Win 8 system
    Immediately switch back to the Win 8 system

    3) powercfg -requests - You can now see there IS a srvnet request
    4) powercfg -requestsoverride DRIVER srvnet SYSTEM - I entered the request override
    5) powercfg -requests - You can now see there IS STILL a srvnet request

    Wait a "few minutes"

    6) powercfg -requests - You can see there are NO requests - THE REQUEST FROM WIN 7 has "DISAPPPEARED" - Presumably from my override command #4 !

    So, if your request does not disappear as mine did, I think that is an issue ...

    Code:
    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.3.9600]
    (c) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    
    C:\WINDOWS\system32>powercfg -requests
    DISPLAY:
    None.
    
    SYSTEM:
    None.
    
    AWAYMODE:
    None.
    
    EXECUTION:
    None.
    
    PERFBOOST:
    None.
    
    
    C:\WINDOWS\system32>powercfg -requestsoverride
    [SERVICE]
    
    [PROCESS]
    
    [DRIVER]
    
    
    C:\WINDOWS\system32>powercfg -requests
    DISPLAY:
    None.
    
    SYSTEM:
    [DRIVER] \FileSystem\srvnet
    An active remote client has recently sent requests to this machine.
    
    AWAYMODE:
    None.
    
    EXECUTION:
    None.
    
    PERFBOOST:
    None.
    
    
    C:\WINDOWS\system32>powercfg -requestsoverride DRIVER srvnet SYSTEM
    
    C:\WINDOWS\system32>powercfg -requestsoverride
    [SERVICE]
    
    [PROCESS]
    
    [DRIVER]
    srvnet SYSTEM
    
    
    C:\WINDOWS\system32>powercfg -requests
    DISPLAY:
    None.
    
    SYSTEM:
    [DRIVER] \FileSystem\srvnet
    An active remote client has recently sent requests to this machine.
    
    AWAYMODE:
    None.
    
    EXECUTION:
    None.
    
    PERFBOOST:
    None.
    
    
    C:\WINDOWS\system32>powercfg -requests
    DISPLAY:
    None.
    
    SYSTEM:
    None.
    
    AWAYMODE:
    None.
    
    EXECUTION:
    None.
    
    PERFBOOST:
    None.
    
    
    C:\WINDOWS\system32>
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  9. #1809


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


    Nice work. And it wasn't too confusing to me (and I'm easily ). Although how you "forced a request" is something I am not familiar with.

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
    So, if your request does not disappear as mine did, I think that is an issue ...
    Maybe I am getting continuous (or is it continual?) srvnet requests. That's the only thing I can think of. Still sleeping even with the [DRIVER] \FileSystem\srvnet showing.
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  10. #1810


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    I use a homegroup and have a folder on each my systems that is shared with the homegroup.
    From Win 7 I accessed the Win 8 shared folder in Windows (file) explorer.
    That "forced" the request.
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