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Windows 8.1 refuses to sleep

  1. #781


    Posts : 102
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by MasterChief View Post
    If you run the tool that Brink shows here (even if you have never had a bsod before) - and post the results here - it wouldn't be the most surprising thing ever if I'm able to get you on the right track.
    @Masterchief: I'd be happy for you to have a look at my PC's reports created using the SF Diagnostic Tool, if you have time.

    My system's specs are listed below. I try to keep all drivers up-to-date, checking the Asrock, Intel, and Broadcom (LAN) pages regularly. I am connected to my router via LAN. I would be keen to have your analysis. Message me with any questions.
    Windows 8.1 refuses to sleep Attached Files

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  2. #782


    Posts : 1,883
    7601.18247.x86fre.win7sp1


    @Steve06 - Are you having sleep issues and that is why you posted?

    This is glaringly obvious in your startup:

    NoSleep! "e:\dl\nosleep_1.4.2.exe" FREDCUBE\Frederic HKU\S-1-5-21-3911891209-3396455852-3159023710-1001\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    I've never heard of ScreenManagerPro software. It is of the type that can cause issues, so that's another idea.

    And yet another is Cisco software. Their stuff tends to crash systems and/or otherwise bug the heck out of them in various ways.

    And then there's the VMWare to consider.

    Bonjour is Apple's creation to destabilize Windows environment (I am being funny about it, but the end result is quite that anyhow in many instances.) Best to uninstall it no matter what results.
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  3. #783


    Posts : 102
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Yes.
    - Nosleep is a tool that lets you override sleep as triggered by Windows power management, but in doing so, you can configure it in a very detailed way to fit your needs, e.g., if a certain program is running, or a minimum CPU or network activity threshold is crossed, then the PC would not go to sleep.
    BUT, since having these sleep issues, I have disabled all restrictions, also trying what happens when I remove the tool from Autostart plenty of times. I can say this is unfortunately not the cause (I wish it was because when it would be easily fixed).

    - ScreenManagerPro is software that comes with an Eizo screen that lets you make adjustments from within Windows. I just installed it recently and have had sleep issues since Win 8.1 came out, so this is probably not the culprit.

    - I thought myself about Cisco VPN and VMWare Player. What I did around Christmas is that I uninstalled the two and observed for a couple of weeks what happens. Unfortunately nothing changed. Now, with the latest MS update, perhaps the outcome may differ?! I don't know, if I have some spare time and need the two less frequently (as is the case at the moment) I will give it a shot and uninstall them again.

    - Bonjour - agreed. It's an annoying piece of software. I will uninstall it (but hope that icloud still works as I use it to sync my pictures).

    It just occurred to me that the fact that my OS is set to German may make it difficult for you to decipher the log files. If it makes a material difference, I can switch the language and then run the diagnostics again.
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  4. #784


    Perhaps:

    **************************************
    Hard disk
    Turn off hard disk after
    On battery: 10 Minutes>>>>>NEVER
    Plugged in: 20 Minutes>>>>>NEVER
    **************************************

    ************************************************
    Sleep
    Sleep after
    On battery: 20 Minutes>>>>>NEVER
    Plugged in: Never
    ************************************************

    You can change them back if they don't help.
    You could disable hibernation too, as a test.
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  5. #785


    Posts : 1
    windows 8.1

    Windows 8.1 Realtek Pcie GBE driver was to blame.


    I tried just about everything I could from this site to fix my Lenovo K450 Desktop sleep issues. Disabled IPv6 in networking, disabled wake abilities for my mouse, messed with hybrid sleep and hybernation, disabled sleep timers, etc. I then resorted to having the network cards wake on lan and allow network card to wake PC disabled. That worked but it was a feature I absolutely need. I went to realteks site and downloaded the old windows 8.0 driver and just like that all sleep issues were cured. Going on a week and whenever I check the PC is sound asleep. Fingers crossed.
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  6. #786


    Manchester CT
    Posts : 693
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    emile, Welcome to eightforums! One thing most of us have in common was that sleep and networking were somehow interconnected. We have tried LOTS of driver combos. Here is hoping that your sleep issues are permanently fixed. You DID just jinx yourself tho. I have found the cure several times now and as soon as I announced it to the world... Hope its a good fix for you.
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  7. #787


    Quote Originally Posted by emilej518 View Post
    I tried just about everything I could from this site to fix my Lenovo K450 Desktop sleep issues. Disabled IPv6 in networking, disabled wake abilities for my mouse, messed with hybrid sleep and hybernation, disabled sleep timers, etc. I then resorted to having the network cards wake on lan and allow network card to wake PC disabled. That worked but it was a feature I absolutely need. I went to realteks site and downloaded the old windows 8.0 driver and just like that all sleep issues were cured. Going on a week and whenever I check the PC is sound asleep. Fingers crossed.
    Hi,
    if you want to allow network card to wake PC Then you should do this:
    Control Panel>>>>>Network And Internet>>>>>Network And Sharing Center>>>>>Change Adapter Settings on the left>>>>>click on the one you are using to connect to the internet>>>>>Proprities>>>>>Configure>>>>>Power Management And check "Allow This Device To Wake This Computer.
    This will make your Network Card Wake Your Computer
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  8. #788


    Houston
    Posts : 18
    Win 8.1 Pro x64 w Media Center


    I set the 'turn off display' to never and set 'put computer to sleep' to 1 minute. Would sleep OK if I unplugged the Ethernet cable between the router and DSL modem (Appears to be a network/internet issue). Would work ok for about 12 hours if I rebooted computer.

    Tried:
    1. Running powercfg -requests (always do this 1st. Nothing showed)
    2. Checking for updates (always do this. No updates needed)
    3. Removing batteries from Logitech mouse (didn't work)
    4. Running maintenance that was mentioned here (didn't work)
    5. Installing the Dec and Feb updates (didn't work)
    6. Disabling IP6 (didn't work)
    7. Stopping the following service: Networking Location Awareness (NLA- Karl55 mentioned this mid Jan). This DID enable it to sleep
    8. Deleting unused network adapters (fixes my sleep problem)

    Click image for larger version

    NLA is associated with network discovery. This ties back to the network adapter. I found 2 hidden network adapters (using device manager) that weren't being used, both were for IP6 over IP4, and one non-hidden adapter that wasn't being used. I deleted all of them (suggest you just disable them in case) and now I have a sleeping system again.

    Mar 3: Running now OK for 9 days.

    Anybody else have unused or hidden adapters in your device manager?

    02-25 update:
    I now see that MS has a FixIt for removing what they call Ghosted Network Adapters.
    Here is the link: Error message when you try to set an IP address on a network adapter

    --------------
    Side note:

    Many of the errors in my event log are now gone. Most notably are the ones involving MS Mahjong and Solitaire Metro apps that I play. Also, WinSAT with occasional DCOM and COM events have also disappeared.
    Last edited by kenJ; 04 Mar 2014 at 00:45.
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  9. #789


    Hi, Ken. Yes, I have a strange hidden Network Adaptor called "Microsoft Kernel Debug Network Adaptor". Wonder where this came from and what it is for??
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  10. #790


    Houston
    Posts : 18
    Win 8.1 Pro x64 w Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by linw View Post
    Hi, Ken. Yes, I have a strange hidden Network Adaptor called "Microsoft Kernel Debug Network Adaptor". Wonder where this came from and what it is for??
    Yes, it is listed as a hidden adapter in my machine. My computer works OK, so far, with it.

    More info (best response) .....

    windows 8 - What is Microsoft Kernel Debug Network Adapter? - Super User

    I must have picked it up when I did a bcdedit to fix a hard drive issue I was having when I installed my SSD.
    Post says it can be disabled.
    Last edited by kenJ; 22 Feb 2014 at 14:19.
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