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Windows 8.1 refuses to sleep

  1. #2011


    Posts : 286
    W8.1 Pro 64


    Deleted - sorry Tapatalk issues

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  2. #2012


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


    Quote Originally Posted by EnricoS View Post
    The problem I had regarding the auto-sleep was only due to "srvnet" driver that sometimes (randomly) keeps the power request stuck even with no network activity at all (eg disconnecting LAN cable or disabling NIC); when working correctly, srvnet request disappear after about 3 min.
    <snip>
    Good work. Two questions.

    1. Are you using a MS account? Many have found that no matter what the computer will not sleep unless on a local account.

    2. Did you ever set a power request override for "srvnet"?

    Like you "srvnet" was causing my sleep issue so I did a simple override for [DRIVER] Filesystem\srvnet and DRIVER srvnet System as mentioned in this tutorial Power Availability Requests - Manage in Windows. Coupled with using a local account my computer sleeps.
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  3. #2013


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by NCguy View Post
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    So easy to get into trouble isn't it? I know the feeling. You want to say something and then you discover it may violate an NDA.
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  4. #2014


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1 x64


    [QUOTE=NCguy;482791][QUOTE=EnricoS;482789]
    Quote Originally Posted by NCguy;482721


    About the system integrity checker you could be right, anyway my systems did some updates and so far the W10 srv.sys is still there and seems to work.

    Bye![/QUOTE


    I was so thinking more about a major upgrade, like the 8.0 to 8.1. But as I mentioned there probably won't be another until 10 is released and it should be easy enough to swap the old version in prior to a major update, if it were to happen, just to be cautious.
    Oh sorry didn't understand that you were referring to a major upgrade, anyway I agree with you.
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  5. #2015


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by bru View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by EnricoS View Post
    The problem I had regarding the auto-sleep was only due to "srvnet" driver that sometimes (randomly) keeps the power request stuck even with no network activity at all (eg disconnecting LAN cable or disabling NIC); when working correctly, srvnet request disappear after about 3 min.
    <snip>
    Good work. Two questions.

    1. Are you using a MS account? Many have found that no matter what the computer will not sleep unless on a local account.

    2. Did you ever set a power request override for "srvnet"?

    Like you "srvnet" was causing my sleep issue so I did a simple override for [DRIVER] Filesystem\srvnet and DRIVER srvnet System as mentioned in this tutorial Power Availability Requests - Manage in Windows. Coupled with using a local account my computer sleeps.

    1. Yes, I'm using a MS (online) account.
    2. I tried the override method time ago and it was working (even with MS account); the problem is that the system sleeps even when something is really being shared.
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  6. #2016


    Posts : 59
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by bru View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by EnricoS View Post
    The problem I had regarding the auto-sleep was only due to "srvnet" driver that sometimes (randomly) keeps the power request stuck even with no network activity at all (eg disconnecting LAN cable or disabling NIC); when working correctly, srvnet request disappear after about 3 min.
    <snip>
    Good work. Two questions.

    1. Are you using a MS account? Many have found that no matter what the computer will not sleep unless on a local account.

    2. Did you ever set a power request override for "srvnet"?

    Like you "srvnet" was causing my sleep issue so I did a simple override for [DRIVER] Filesystem\srvnet and DRIVER srvnet System as mentioned in this tutorial Power Availability Requests - Manage in Windows. Coupled with using a local account my computer sleeps.
    Overriding it will cause the PC to sleep when sharing files. Not a good solution if you use file sharing. Sometimes I get the srvnet block but I use a script to restart it whenever it is blocked and no remote files are open. Using an MS account also causes the sleep function to eventually stop working but no issues with a local account.
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  7. #2017


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8.1 Pro Student


    So I have a question on something I think is very weird going on here with my PC. I use it as a WMC extender to watch TV and recordings. I finally got it to a spot where I was able to have it sleep (when manually entered into sleep) and then wake for recordings -- previously, my PC wouldn't sleep at all). However, when the PC is idle after ending a recording, and the idle timer is met (for testing purposes I have PC set to sleep after 3 minutes of inactivity), it just goes to the photo slideshow screensaver, which is weird because I didn't even set a screensaver at all, let alone that one. Does anyone have any idea why it goes to the photo screensaver (when a screensaver was not even chosen -- it was disabled) instead of sleep mode automatically, but goes into sleep mode when manually entered into it?
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  8. #2018


    Posts : 59
    Windows 8.1


    WMC has a picture screensaver. Disable it if you don't want to see it. In case you missed it Win 8.1 has some issues with sleep especially when using an online MS account but works fine with a local account.
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  9. #2019


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8.1 Pro Student


    Quote Originally Posted by Deihmos View Post
    WMC has a picture screensaver. Disable it if you don't want to see it. In case you missed it Win 8.1 has some issues with sleep especially when using an online MS account but works fine with a local account.
    Thanks! I didn't know this. I turned off the WMC screensaver. However, would that be the culprit since WMC was completely closed (as far as I know) after the scheduled recording?
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  10. #2020


    Posts : 59
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by lonepalm24 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Deihmos View Post
    WMC has a picture screensaver. Disable it if you don't want to see it. In case you missed it Win 8.1 has some issues with sleep especially when using an online MS account but works fine with a local account.
    Thanks! I didn't know this. I turned off the WMC screensaver. However, would that be the culprit since WMC was completely closed (as far as I know) after the scheduled recording?


    No it wouldn't prevent the machine from sleeping.
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