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Windows 8.1 refuses to sleep

  1. #241


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by ajm1812 View Post

    You can use the following command when logged in as administrator and in a command prompt:
    powercfg -requestsoverride driver srvnet system

    This does have consequences, so a last resort. To remove them you need to edit the registry at
    HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\PowerRequestOverrides\

    and removing the entry for srvnet under Drivers. There is no easy way to do this.
    you can just type" powercfg -requestsoverride driver srvnet " without system at the end, this will remove the entry....works well with all entries, just leave out the last word.....if there are spaces in entry, then set ".." to make it work, for example: powercfg -requestsoverride driver "windows host svc"


    anyone knows whats the power service called in german? because I cant find any power svc in my list, would be great....last option for me with this service...I tried everything else without any success


    greets

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  2. #242


    Posts : 7
    Windwos 8.1


    [QUOTE=batekha;307399]
    Quote Originally Posted by ajm1812 View Post

    you can just type" powercfg -requestsoverride driver srvnet " without system at the end, this will remove the entry

    greets
    Doh!! Should have figured that one out. Thanks for the tip.
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  3. #243


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by ajm1812 View Post
    I haven't tried killing the power service, but from what I read it will limit functionality I want to keep. Doing the srvnet power request override does work, although a bit of a last resort.

    I will test again when the January 2014 update is issued.
    Can you tell me, AJM, what functionality is limited by killing the power service, please? I haven't tried a whole lot of things to get Lady Dual Boot to sleep, and held back on disabling power service for awhile, then capitulated. So far, I haven't noticed any lack of functionality, and she's sleeping regularly now, but I still know more about hardware than software.
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  4. #244


    Manchester CT
    Posts : 693
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    Whoa, cool stuff! AJM, I too have a big Doh! in that I had NO IDEA that Homegroup could be so easily disabled! the hours I put into that... I do share files a lot between machines so I have to have a network running.

    Let's see, OK, it sounds like powercfg -requests changes over time. That I did not realize so a periodic check sound like a good idea.

    No, old hardward is not the issue. My newest machine is less than 5 months old, everything is new. You can look at folks computers specs by clicking on the "My System Specs" at the bottom of someone's post. Go into your UserCP profile to update this information.

    Yeah, I will not be disabling the Power service as it breaks things and programs that I use a lot.

    Finally AJM, pretty much all folks here are finding that disabling the network adapter either by disabling Ethernet in the Network in Control Panel or by simply pulling the network plug out of the back lets the computer sleep. If this does NOT let your computer sleep, let us know and again check post 168 carefully ( for instance, that damn multimedia when sharing media "allow to sleep" has bit a lot of people as share media is on by default).
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  5. #245


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    I need another summary, John. My head is spinning! So much info has come across the ether in the last couple of hours that I have gotten lost. I understand some of it, but not nearly enough.
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  6. #246


    Manchester CT
    Posts : 693
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    I need another summary, John. My head is spinning! So much info has come across the ether in the last couple of hours that I have gotten lost. I understand some of it, but not nearly enough.
    Made me laugh out loud!

    1. Upgrading to Win 8.1 release/retail version has disabled the "sleep after X minutes of Idle" for a small number of users. It is not due to the usual suspects of post 168.
    2. The most common method of troubleshooting and temporarily fixing sleep is to disable the network port or just pull the network cable out of the back of the computer.
    3. Some other people are finding that certain services are continuing to interrupt the idle process by issuing requests using the srvnet process.
    4. There is a suspicion that network sharing and network discovery of computers/files/printers could be disabling sleep. Homegroup is a likely culprit.
    5. There may be issues with the Start Menu/Metro apps as well. One poster has found clinging bits of memory and processes stuck on even after the app is closed, possibly preventing sleep.
    6. I find that my sleep will works well after a cold boot for a while at least.
    7. The only two proven workarounds is to either kill the Power Service or the SRVNET service. Both have large drawbacks.
    8. A peculiar fix has been reported to help. Uninstalling the driver and any SSD programs by the manufacturer may help. Seems to have helped me.
    9. There are easy ways to create a sleep command shortcut on the desktop or by manually putting the computer to sleep. Not many have found that the computer "wakes up" by itself with this particular problem. You cannot just walk away from the computer and have it sleep if you have to do it manually.

    EDIT 2013-12-28 These did not fix the problem. For me, a MS update on Dec 11th fixed it.
    Last edited by johnpombrio; 28 Dec 2013 at 14:53.
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  7. #247


    Manchester CT
    Posts : 693
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    Quote Originally Posted by batekha View Post

    anyone knows whats the power service called in german? because I cant find any power svc in my list, would be great....last option for me with this service...I tried everything else without any success

    greets
    Welcome to eightforums Bat! excellent post.

    My German is non-existent, limited to what I learned in Hogan's Heroes and B grade WW2 movies. The POWER Service (in English at least) is in the msconfig folder:

    Click image for larger version

    It turns off most of the power options tho, and may kill some programs. It can easily be reenabled.
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  8. #248


    John did you try to just not open any metro apps for a while? Not even a single picture and go directly to the desktop?
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  9. #249


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 X64


    In the quest to solve this, I have tried disabling SKYDRIVE (based on thinking what apps are polling on a regular basis), currently since doing that I am at 3 sleeps as they should be.

    I run my PC as an HTPC, so sleeping properly is more important that cloud storage I never use.

    Disabling SKYDRIVE meant doing the following
    Launch Group Policy Editor by pressing the Windows key and R simultaneously, typing gpedit.msc and hitting Enter.Beneath the Local Computer Policy section, navigate to Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\SkyDrive and then double click the entry labeled Prevent the usage of SkyDrive for file storage to the right.

    I am not saying this is "THE FIX" but its worked for three sleeps, and I hope many more...
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  10. #250


    I guess I can live without skydrive so Maybe I'll give a try... The funny thing is sleep always failed in the morning. Wonder why
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