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Windows 8.1 refuses to sleep

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    Group policy does not come up in a search of the control panel.

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  2. #302


    Posts : 63
    Windows 8.1 pro 64bit


    Am I missing something because the dreaded timer sleep issue is back after skydrive "fix".
    After reactivating power svc, I enabled "prevent usage of skydrive". Did I miss a step?
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  3. #303


    Quote Originally Posted by prism View Post
    Am I missing something because the dreaded timer sleep issue is back after skydrive "fix".
    After reactivating power svc, I enabled "prevent usage of skydrive". Did I miss a step?
    Is skydive app still alive in your task manager?
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  4. #304


    Posts : 63
    Windows 8.1 pro 64bit


    I dont see it in the processes tab?
    But then I never really activated it when updating to 8.1
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  5. #305


    Quote Originally Posted by prism View Post
    I dont see it in the processes tab?
    But then I never really activated it when updating to 8.1
    Or in the upper left corner? Are you local or MS account?

    After enabling non sky drive option, i made a reboot then I didnt open Sdrive. As soon as I did, i've got COM 10010 error message in the event log and my sleep stopped functioning
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  6. #306


    Hasselt, Belgium
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 32/64


    Quote Originally Posted by prism View Post
    Am I missing something because the dreaded timer sleep issue is back after skydrive "fix".
    After reactivating power svc, I enabled "prevent usage of skydrive". Did I miss a step?
    When you open Windows Explorer, do you find SkyDrive under Desktop? If so, do a Restart and see if it is gone then.

    My Main PC, with the SkyDrive fix, is still working like it should, even my apps are all working again without SkyDrive active.
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  7. #307


    Posts : 63
    Windows 8.1 pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by orbitalfenestra View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by prism View Post
    I dont see it in the processes tab?
    But then I never really activated it when updating to 8.1
    Or in the upper left corner? Are you local or MS account?

    After enabling non sky drive option, i made a reboot then I didnt open Sdrive. As soon as I did, i've got COM 10010 error message in the event log and my sleep stopped functioning
    MS Account but timer sleep timer did kick in albeit with somewhat of a lag!
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  8. #308


    Posts : 63
    Windows 8.1 pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Rudy Mas View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by prism View Post
    Am I missing something because the dreaded timer sleep issue is back after skydrive "fix".
    After reactivating power svc, I enabled "prevent usage of skydrive". Did I miss a step?
    When you open Windows Explorer, do you find SkyDrive under Desktop? If so, do a Restart and see if it is gone then.

    Windows explorer as in the file explorer? I do see skydrive! I will restart, test and report!


    My Main PC, with the SkyDrive fix, is still working like it should, even my apps are all working again without SkyDrive active.
    You mean file explorer? If so, yes, I see skydrive and when I click on it it opens up its contents. I will restart, test and report back.

    Ok, I still see skydrive after restart, what gives? How do you shutdown this thing?
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  9. #309


    We're closing in guys but I still think others apps fetching data could be the cause... Not sure but yesterday 4 apps i left opened
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  10. #310


    Posts : 63
    Windows 8.1 pro 64bit


    How to kill skydrive?

    Prevent usage is enabled, but save documents and pics to local pc and prevent skydrive files from syncing are both not configured! Should they be enabled too?
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