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Windows 8.1 refuses to sleep

  1. #921


    Quote Originally Posted by bru View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by orbitalfenestra View Post
    When you do powercfg /requests on that laptop when this occurs, do you see srvnet?

    Try to set your power management to: NORMAL on all machines and with default parameters...
    What do you mean by Power Management? I don't think you mean Power Plan. Or do you?

    And to answer the other poster this is a brand new laptop. All I did was update it to 8.1 and do all the other updates that MS told me to. It seems to sleep ok when on battery but not when it is plugged in. Seems beyond strange to me.
    Yeah power plan... sorry! lol I told you so since there is an hidden option: "Allow Standby with Remote Opens" who is set to "yes" in normal mode and to "no" in high performance. You can make it appear if you play in the registry, but the simplest way to do so is to set to "normal" your power plan (default)

    I appologize for the mistake!

    It seems that I've missed an argument! My computer sleeps just fine now and I didn't care to make further investigation, though...

    Good night everyone!

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  2. #922


    Quote Originally Posted by johnpombrio View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    I've done nothing strange to my computer & it sleeps good.

    Maybe this sleep problem occurs because people screw up their computers some way.
    Or not.

    Most likely though.

    When a computer ships from the factory, it works good.

    Once a person gets hold of it the problems crop up.

    If one computer sleeps ok & another does not sleep ok, it indicates to me it is the users fault.
    Not the OS or the computer's fault.

    I'm ready to get bashed.
    Be gentle.
    David and Gypsy, I wish... I disproved that theory a couple of months ago. I cloned my boot SSD, removed all other drives from the system, and did a bare metal install of Win8.1 Pro with a wipe of the partitions, format, the works. I barely got through loading the updates from MS when sleep stopped working. NO OTHER PROGRAMS WERE INSTALLED. None, only MS stuff. Mind you, there were other computers on the network and I had stuff like an HP printer that automatically had its drivers loaded when I installed windows, and my ASUS UEFI BIOS was up to date, but otherwise a clean machine. I did not even load in the Intel drivers from ASUS for my mobo yet (later I did but did not help).

    AHA, I said and went to pin it down to a specific step in the install when I accidentally wiped out my other drive partitions when I forgot that I had plugged them in later. CHAOS ensued and I never pinned it down.

    I also have 4 computers in the house with Win8.1 and only one has had any sort of sleep problem. Exact same programs are installed on all of them.

    My sleep problem started exactly when Win8.1 update was installed. It stopped exactly when I did a Win8 update in Dec sometime. Besides all that, we have had smart people digging on this for months now. A particular program or a Windows setting would have been snagged long ago. No, MS did something to the network and power settings that only affected a small number of users. I donno what or where but I am totally convinced of this.
    What’s the reasoning why you would include me in with David’s statement of “theory” as you put it? I partially agree with him in that some users break their systems.

    I did not even load in the Intel drivers from ASUS for my mobo yet (later I did but did not help).
    If 90-95% of computer problems are due to poorly-written drivers, therefore I equally think it’s a driver or drivers. What makes you think one or more of the drivers, whether installed upon OS install or changed afterward are written correctly? In other words a bad driver could be replacing a bad driver.

    When MS creates a new OS they do not rewrite the whole kernel. No, they might rewrite some of it and/or add to it to mark it as a newer build. In fact, the basic NT kernel has been “remodeled” for every edition since the introduction of Windows 2000. Same with drivers. Most times companies/writers take a prior driver “core” and they might rewrite some of it and/or add to it. There’s nothing that says that they overlooked a line of code that doesn’t work along with the updated OS.

    By the way, you mentioned a HP printer. Is it a 4-in-1 by any chance? If so, how old? Is it networked via WiFi? Just asking for I have a hunch.
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  3. #923


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Just a curiosity note . . . If your computer is an insomniac and won't sleep, do you have:

    Windows 8.1 "standard"?

    Windows 8.1 Pro?

    Windows 8.1 Enterprise?

    Windows 8.1 RT?
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  4. #924


    Posts : 286
    W8.1 Pro 64


    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    Just a curiosity note . . . If your computer is an insomniac and won't sleep, do you have:

    Windows 8.1 "standard"?

    Windows 8.1 Pro?

    Windows 8.1 Enterprise?

    Windows 8.1 RT?
    pro
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  5. #925


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Yes, this could be posted in the Installation forum, but my primary concern is the sleep issue, so I'm posting here.

    Brink: I'd just rather the post be deleted rather than moved, if you must.


    Later today, I'm going to bite the bullet and install Windows 8.1 on this HP 500-056 so I will know if it will sleep with the updates Microsoft has added so far. It didn't before it crashed and burned (back to HP for repair); there were no MS updates to 8.1 at that time.

    I will begin with a default "from the store" installation of Windows 8.1.

    Any advice before I begin?
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  6. #926


    Posts : 286
    W8.1 Pro 64


    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    Yes, this could be posted in the Installation forum, but my primary concern is the sleep issue, so I'm posting here.

    Brink: I'd just rather the post be deleted rather than moved, if you must.


    Later today, I'm going to bite the bullet and install Windows 8.1 on this HP 500-056 so I will know if it will sleep with the updates Microsoft has added so far. It didn't before it crashed and burned (back to HP for repair); there were no MS updates to 8.1 at that time.

    I will begin with a default "from the store" installation of Windows 8.1.

    Any advice before I begin?
    Which version are you installing?
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  7. #927


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    This computer came with the "plain vanilla" version of Windows 8.

    Right now, I'm torn between the plain vanilla 8.1 update from the store, or the 8.1 Pro ISO I have. If I go with Pro, I would probably want to do a clean install, but I don't want to reinstall the numerous programs that I use pretty much daily.

    BTW, I will keep a running total of who's using which version of 8.1, just in case there may be a difference. I had Pro on the computer I took down, but it was ambivalent as to whether it would sleep or not.

    Edit: Aha! I see why you asked your question! I was thinking "plain vanilla default" and then asked for advice! Gaaaaaaaaaaa!
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  8. #928


    Mine is win 8.1 pro.
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  9. #929


    Manchester CT
    Posts : 693
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    By the way, you mentioned a HP printer. Is it a 4-in-1 by any chance? If so, how old? Is it networked via WiFi? Just asking for I have a hunch.
    Hippsie, MY COMPUTER SLEEPS FINE after the Dec MS update (you must have missed than in my comment) even with all of my programs loaded and drivers installed. I don't need any troubleshooting, thanks anyways.
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  10. #930


    Posts : 286
    W8.1 Pro 64


    Quote Originally Posted by johnpombrio View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    By the way, you mentioned a HP printer. Is it a 4-in-1 by any chance? If so, how old? Is it networked via WiFi? Just asking for I have a hunch.
    Hippsie, MY COMPUTER SLEEPS FINE after the Dec MS update (you must have missed than in my comment) even with all of my programs loaded and drivers installed. I don't need any troubleshooting, thanks anyways.
    make sure and take a picture for the windows 8 sleep hall of fame
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