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Windows 8.1 refuses to sleep

  1. #351


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    i just disabled skydrive in group policy(2nd rule activated), turned skydrive sync off and removed the 2 scheduled skydrive tasks, after that i set up my account to local, did a cold boot and my computer still wont sleep


    !!!!!!!!!!!! SOLUTION:

    set "system unattended sleep timeout" to your desired value

    i had "
    put the computer to sleep" to 1 minute and "system unattended sleep time" was set to 6 minutes, but the computer wouldnt even sleep after the 6 minutes, so i set system u.s.t. to 1 minute and voila my computer sleeps like a baby

    here is the tutorial how to change system u.s.t. /thanks to rockhound
    Power Options - Add "System unattended sleep timeout" - Windows 7 Help Forums

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    Last edited by batekha; 16 Nov 2013 at 21:48.

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  2. #352


    Manchester CT
    Posts : 693
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    Quote Originally Posted by Rockhound View Post

    So I just discovered what was causing this. It was happening on my laptop, but not on my two desktops. It was Hybrid Sleep. With Hybrid Sleep "ON", the laptop would not follow the normal sleep timer, but instead followed the "system unattended sleep timeout" timer. With Hybrid Sleep "OFF", the laptop follows the normal sleep timer. I wonder why this is? The two desktops sleep correctly on their normal timer with Hybrid Sleep "ON". Do you think it is possible that this laptop doesn't support Hybrid Sleep and it just defaults to the only other sleep timer that it knows?
    Laptops have a MUCH DIFFERENT power scheme running in Windows to preserve battery life. Even so, I am not a big fan of Hybrid sleep and always turn it off on any computer that I can get my hands on. HIBERNATION is useful for laptop users as it turns the computer completely off but will allow it to boot to where you left off. Check the tutorials here on this site to find which will be best for you when you are using the laptop.

    BTW, I just checked my mailbox, EIGHT posts from us was waiting there!
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  3. #353


    Quote Originally Posted by johnpombrio View Post
    To answer some questions.

    1. I am logged into my Microsoft Live account and am able to sleep.
    2. I am using Homegroup.
    3. I never did an override request for srvnet.
    4. I found disabling the SYNC services in the Start menu PC Settings under Skydrive MIGHT get the computer to sleep faster.

    So I am back to my usual configuration that I had before Win8.1 update was installed except for disabling Skydrive.

    Funny, I am reading Maximum PC about how the Win8.1 update "improves" Skydrive by integrating it more fully into the operating system. It might have "integrated it" more than some would want.

    Rudy, that is a big DOH on my part! IT'S RIGHT THERE in front of my face. At least your were polite about it!
    I will miss the config sync though, but I'll live without it for now. Good job guys thank you.
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  4. #354


    Manchester CT
    Posts : 693
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    Bat and Malik, check post 168 about the USUAL problems with sleep that I did a summary for. Make sure those are done before giving up on these other fixes. Perhaps you may not even need to disable Skydrive and its Syncs.

    Orbit, I have a post on the Skydrive support website. Perhaps they will know how to get it to work without causing any grief.
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  5. #355


    Hasselt, Belgium
    Posts : 75
    Windows 8.1 Pro 32/64


    Quote Originally Posted by batekha View Post
    i just disabled skydrive in group policy, turned skydrive sync off and removed the 2 scheduled skydrive tasks, after that i set up my account to local, did a cold boot and my computer still wont sleep
    Did you set it to 'Disabled' or to 'Enabled' in the group policy?
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  6. #356


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Rudy Mas View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by batekha View Post
    i just disabled skydrive in group policy, turned skydrive sync off and removed the 2 scheduled skydrive tasks, after that i set up my account to local, did a cold boot and my computer still wont sleep
    Quote Originally Posted by Rudy Mas View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by batekha View Post


    Did you set it to 'Disabled' or to 'Enabled' in the group policy?

    i enabled the second entry which blocks explorer integration and skydrive syncro
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  7. #357


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Rockhound View Post
    So I just discovered what was causing this. It was happening on my laptop, but not on my two desktops. It was Hybrid Sleep. With Hybrid Sleep "ON", the laptop would not follow the normal sleep timer, but instead followed the "system unattended sleep timeout" timer. With Hybrid Sleep "OFF", the laptop follows the normal sleep timer. I wonder why this is? The two desktops sleep correctly on their normal timer with Hybrid Sleep "ON". Do you think it is possible that this laptop doesn't support Hybrid Sleep and it just defaults to the only other sleep timer that it knows?
    Maybe it's because laptops are more into power saving mode because of the battery? Think about it . . . Or am I thinking backwards on this?

    My laptop goes into power saving mode after so long a time if I'm on battery only. OK, I'm confusing myself now . . . anybody know what I'm talking about here?
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  8. #358


    Quote Originally Posted by batekha View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rudy Mas View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by batekha View Post
    i just disabled skydrive in group policy, turned skydrive sync off and removed the 2 scheduled skydrive tasks, after that i set up my account to local, did a cold boot and my computer still wont sleep
    Quote Originally Posted by Rudy Mas View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by batekha View Post


    Did you set it to 'Disabled' or to 'Enabled' in the group policy?

    i enabled the second entry which blocks explorer integration and skydrive syncro
    Did you solve the regular sleep problems? If you do powercfg /requests or /energy or devicesquery do you find a problem? If you open the system event log, do you find a powertroubleshooter at the time the Pc is supposed to sleep?

    Maybe one of those known issues could be the cause... Was it working with win 8.0 and not win 8.1?

    Maybe this could help:

    http://iboyd.net/index.php/tag/pc-narcolepsy/
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  9. #359


    Posts : 63
    Windows 8.1 pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by maliksaad View Post
    Uninstall the Network adapter and re-install it
    After that, under the Advanced tab in the Network adapter properties, Disable 'Shutdown Wake-on-lan'

    LOL, here is someone who didnt read this thread from the beginning.

    On a positive note, killing skydrive seems to have done it for me too!!! Honestly MSFT is pathetic, the fact that it is a skydrive issue means it must be widespread. Sleep timer is a big deal, it's not some minor feature we can set aside. The fact that MSFT has been focusing on fixing other issues, some of which are probably far less critical, just shows how dysfunctional they have become. In the end we, the users beat them to it and honestly I wouldn't even bother telling them if it wasn't for the sake of other users because that just makes us beta testers for their half baked OS that we actually paid money for. MSFT should reimburse us every cent.
    Sorry for the rant but I just had to get it out.
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  10. #360


    Quote Originally Posted by prism View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by maliksaad View Post
    Uninstall the Network adapter and re-install it
    After that, under the Advanced tab in the Network adapter properties, Disable 'Shutdown Wake-on-lan'

    LOL, here is someone who didnt read this thread from the beginning.

    On a positive note, killing skydrive seems to have done it for me too!!! Honestly MSFT is pathetic, the fact that it is a skydrive issue means it must be widespread. Sleep timer is a big deal, it's not some minor feature we can set aside. The fact that MSFT has been focusing on fixing other issues, some of which are probably far less critical, just shows how dysfunctional they have become. In the end we, the users beat them to it and honestly I wouldn't even bother telling them if it wasn't for the sake of other users because that just makes us beta testers for their half baked OS that we actually paid money for. MSFT should reimburse us every cent.
    Sorry for the rant but I just had to get it out.
    I must admit this issue on itself wasn't easy, but combined with the other 1000 about sleep, it becomes a monster. I would say anytime the PC has a chance to not fall asleep, it will!! I suspect that some registry keys related to Skydrive lack privileges and fail to to their job, causing 10010 DCOM errors in the system event log and sleep to fail because sync fail and tries again and again. It's beyond my understanding so far of the mechanics of Skydrive, maybe someone or MS will do a fix... But I think it is the root cause of everything. Most people experienced some DCOM errors in their event log after win 8.1 including me.

    So let's make a recap

    1) If sleep worked before win 8.1 but not after, then you are probably at the right thread BUT you really SHOULD verify the classic issues about sleep such drivers, srvnet, home network, BIOS, jumpers, etc. Here is a link but there are plenty others out there:

    http://iboyd.net/index.php/tag/pc-narcolepsy/ (was made in 2010 but still relevant)

    2) If sleep wasn't working before win 8.1 then it certainly won't work after. You MUST fix the classic issues before fixing skydrive or else it will not likely work.

    Of course having a fresh install is the best to isolate the culprit then fix it.
    If you are on a microsoft account, then disable parameters sync in the metro pc configuration

    2 hardware need to be upgraded for me (windows installed an outdated driver)

    1) Logitech unifying receiver: you need setpoint from logitech and after, remove and put back again the unifying receiver. Before I updated this, my srceens opened by themselves at 5:00.

    2) Realtek pciE gigabit ethernet controller (downloaded from realtek, then remove and delete the wrong driver then run setup from Realtek you just dwnlded

    The best is to check all your drivers before doing something else.

    That's it

    Cheers
    Last edited by orbitalfenestra; 17 Nov 2013 at 05:08.
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