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Windows 8.1 refuses to sleep

  1. #21


    Posts : 21
    Windows 8.1 - Win10


    Hi,

    Thanks for everyone's input - but I am no further forward.

    I have followed a lot of this thread >>here<<. A lot of which I had done before posting on here.

    Now what..........................

    Thanks

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  2. #22


    Posts : 21
    Windows 8.1 - Win10


    hi,

    I think I have a solution.

    I disabled iPV6 and its doing things properly.

    Click image for larger version

    Will this cause me many issues?

    Thanks
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  3. #23


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Do you actually HAVE IPv6 service with your ISP? Like I said a while back, it may be a virus, at attack through the IPv6 protocol. I would turn it back on, and do a NETSTAT on it, see what processes are trying to use IPv6. You can tell by the real long numbers.

    Try Netstat /abn and /abo
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  4. #24


    Posts : 21
    Windows 8.1 - Win10


    Hi,

    I get what you are saying.But can find nothing on the drive and it was a fresh format. ( never say never though ). So I will do it again and run the NETSTAT and see if its getting used when it shouldn't be.

    Thanks again for your input.
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  5. #25


    I have been following this thread as well as others regarding windows 8/8.1 sleep issues. My PC hasn't entered sleep on its own since I installed Win 8.1. I think I have tried everything here and elsewhere to fix it with no results. I tried disabling IPV6 as suggested by VooDoo and its sleeping again as it should. Good fix for now, thanks.
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  6. #26


    Posts : 21
    Windows 8.1 - Win10


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    Do you actually HAVE IPv6 service with your ISP? Like I said a while back, it may be a virus, at attack through the IPv6 protocol. I would turn it back on, and do a NETSTAT on it, see what processes are trying to use IPv6. You can tell by the real long numbers.

    Try Netstat /abn and /abo
    No Viruses/Malware/Rootkits etc. Same results as I had the first time - and I used some different tools too this time.


    Quote Originally Posted by bouldernerd View Post
    I have been following this thread as well as others regarding windows 8/8.1 sleep issues. My PC hasn't entered sleep on its own since I installed Win 8.1. I think I have tried everything here and elsewhere to fix it with no results. I tried disabling IPV6 as suggested by VooDoo and its sleeping again as it should. Good fix for now, thanks.
    Glad that bit helped. Not quite sure what problems may arise with it disabled though.
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  7. #27


    No problems that I can see as yet. IPV6 box is checked in a windows 7 laptop I'm using as well as a windows 8 laptop I am using with no sleep problems. I suspect that it is bug in the 8.1 preview.
    How did you determine that IPV6 was the culprit?
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  8. #28


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by VooDoo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    Do you actually HAVE IPv6 service with your ISP? Like I said a while back, it may be a virus, at attack through the IPv6 protocol. I would turn it back on, and do a NETSTAT on it, see what processes are trying to use IPv6. You can tell by the real long numbers.

    Try Netstat /abn and /abo


    No Viruses/Malware/Rootkits etc. Same results as I had the first time - and I used some different tools too this time.


    Quote Originally Posted by bouldernerd View Post
    I have been following this thread as well as others regarding windows 8/8.1 sleep issues. My PC hasn't entered sleep on its own since I installed Win 8.1. I think I have tried everything here and elsewhere to fix it with no results. I tried disabling IPV6 as suggested by VooDoo and its sleeping again as it should. Good fix for now, thanks.
    Glad that bit helped. Not quite sure what problems may arise with it disabled though.

    It may not be a virus PER SE - It may be some process, internal or external, trying to connect to your system via IPv6. Or, there may just be something with that protocol that keeps a system alive all the time. I have the protocol installed, but I use Cox Cable, and tere is NO IPv6 Protocol, it';s all IPv4.
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  9. #29


    Posts : 21
    Windows 8.1 - Win10


    [QUOTE=XweAponX;257892

    It may not be a virus PER SE - It may be some process, internal or external, trying to connect to your system via IPv6. Or, there may just be something with that protocol that keeps a system alive all the time. I have the protocol installed, but I use Cox Cable, and tere is NO IPv6 Protocol, it';s all IPv4.[/QUOTE]

    Ah - yes I agree. I have had a very long hard look and cannot find anything but will run the NETSTAT /abn /abo and what it throws up.


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  10. #30


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    It'll give the Process ID and file associated under /abn
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