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Windows 8.1 refuses to sleep

  1. #521


    Posts : 15
    Windows 8.1


    I am certainly happy for those whose computers have been 'fixed' by the latest batch of Microsoft Windows 8.1 patches. The patches did not help my situation. I still have a computer that will not sleep (unless placed in sleep mode) and which wakes up spontaneously of its own free will. I have followed all the other suggestions -- including those on page 17 -- and have not been able to resolve this issue. I think it is time to revert to re-installing windows 8.0 as much as I hate to do so -- but at least I had no problems with that version of windows. Congratulations to those whose computers are now sleeping without problems!

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  2. #522


    Posts : 26
    Windows 8.1 (64-bit)


    Quote Originally Posted by magilla View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by maliksaad View Post
    Good news, Microsoft has resolved this issue in today's Windows 8.1 updates.
    The update you cite has done nothing for my issue -- my computer still refuses to sleep and continues to wake up spontaneously after it is manually put to sleep.
    Have you tried uninstalling and then re-installing the Network adapter?
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  3. #523


    Posts : 15
    Windows 8.1


    I did delete and reinstall the network connection. No change in sleep status.
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  4. #524


    Posts : 50
    Win8.1-64 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by maliksaad View Post
    Good news, Microsoft has resolved this issue in today's Windows 8.1 updates.
    Nope.
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  5. #525


    Quote Originally Posted by Gork View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by maliksaad View Post
    Good news, Microsoft has resolved this issue in today's Windows 8.1 updates.
    Nope.
    Welcome to Eight Forums all new members.

    No here also although there's been a change. I'll fall asleep to a flic using Netflix Modern/Metro Store app to find it open, but not active (It's shown in the "Open" slide-out menu left) with the PC locked. Before I would unlock and find it full window.

    I see it helped some users, but I think they have a ways to go on this one. There's a lot of variables reading through the thread.
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  6. #526


    Manchester CT
    Posts : 693
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    So far, so good.

    Note to those who THINK they have ORIGINAL problem that started this whole, huge post. Try unplugging your network cable and see if the computer sleeps. If it DOES, then you MAY the same problem that plagued the original 15-20 of us from the beginning and that seems to have been fixed by the latest update. If it does NOT, then look around on the most common of the sleep issues.

    There are literally dozens of reasons why sleep will not occur on a PC/laptop/ or tablet. We turned up a whole bunch of them in this post! I will try a subset of them here:

    1. Hibernation issues.
    2. Media sharing in advanced power settings.
    3. Having anything EXCEPT the keyboard able to wake the computer in device manager properties.
    4. Network adapter causing wake ups or no sleep.
    5. Homegroup networking keeps a constant connection.
    6. Skydrive is keeping a constant connection.
    7. Certain apps are open and prevent sleep.

    I am sure there are more, but that is what I can remember us trying. You are not allowed to say "nope, MS did not fix it" without going through all the work we went through to finally figure out that it was MS's fault! Heh.
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  7. #527


    Posts : 15
    Windows 8.1

    Then what -- no internet connectivity??


    Quote Originally Posted by johnpombrio View Post
    So far, so good.

    Note to those who THINK they have ORIGINAL problem that started this whole, huge post. Try unplugging your network cable and see if the computer sleeps. If it DOES, then you MAY the same problem that plagued the original 15-20 of us from the beginning and that seems to have been fixed by the latest update. If it does NOT, then look around on the most common of the sleep issues.

    There are literally dozens of reasons why sleep will not occur on a PC/laptop/ or tablet. We turned up a whole bunch of them in this post! I will try a subset of them here:

    1. Hibernation issues.
    2. Media sharing in advanced power settings.
    3. Having anything EXCEPT the keyboard able to wake the computer in device manager properties.
    4. Network adapter causing wake ups or no sleep.
    5. Homegroup networking keeps a constant connection.
    6. Skydrive is keeping a constant connection.
    7. Certain apps are open and prevent sleep.

    I am sure there are more, but that is what I can remember us trying. You are not allowed to say "nope, MS did not fix it" without going through all the work we went through to finally figure out that it was MS's fault! Heh.

    I don't know what it proves if the unplugging of the network cable proves to be the issue (which was not present with windows 8.0) if there is no way to connect to the internet or other parts of the network!
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  8. #528


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Ummm . . . not to sound like a jerk, even though the below does look like it . . . just trying to clarify what John said.

    What John actually said:

    IF you unplug the network cable and the computer sleeps properly, THEN you have the problem that started this whole gigantic thread.

    IF the above proves TRUE and you install the latest update, your sleep problem SHOULD be solved.

    What John did NOT say:

    John did NOT say to LEAVE the network cable unplugged. That would just defeat the purpose of installing the updates . . . and yes, it would keep you from connecting to the Internet and your network.
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  9. #529


    Posts : 15
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    Ummm . . . not to sound like a jerk, even though the below does look like it . . . just trying to clarify what John said.

    What John actually said:

    IF you unplug the network cable and the computer sleeps properly, THEN you have the problem that started this whole gigantic thread.

    IF the above proves TRUE and you install the latest update, your sleep problem SHOULD be solved.

    What John did NOT say:

    John did NOT say to LEAVE the network cable unplugged. That would just defeat the purpose of installing the updates . . . and yes, it would keep you from connecting to the Internet and your network.
    Yes my computer does sleep when the network cable is unplugged. I have checked and updated the latest drivers for the Ethernet device. I still have the issue of no auto sleep. This issue did not exist with windows 8.0. I have gone over the issues and suggested resolutions in this thread. I suppose that means that there is no solution except to return to windows 8.0. Is that what you are suggesting?
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  10. #530


    The update referred to above has made absolutely no difference to my comp. It regularly sleeps with a 28 sec delay which it was doing before. There is some variability (longer) but at least I can rely on it sleeping.

    There is still the issue, though, as it should slam dunk every time within 7 sec like every other version I have had.

    Good luck to you all.
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