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Windows 8.1 wont wake up from sleep mode

  1. #1

    Windows 8.1 wont wake up from sleep mode


    Howdy all, I seem to have the worst luck with my PCs either not sleep or they wont wake up! lol my current issue is not waking up, every night I put my pc to sleep and the next morning when I click the mouse or push a key either nothing happens or the tower lights up and fans kick on but the screen stays black. and I must power down and restart

    I have all new video drivers, I have a feeling it may be my keyboard because sometimes the keyboard doesn't shut down when the pc is put to sleep. It still has all its lights on. It is a Merc steel series gaming keyboard,

    The only other weird errors I get in my event viewer are these, and they have to do with windows search.

    Eventid 1006 The Windows Search Service has failed to create the new search index. Internal error <4, 0x80070002, Failed to add project: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\Windows\Projects>.



    The Windows Search service terminated with the following error:
    The system cannot find the file specified.

    Eventid 7023


    event id 7034



    The Windows Search service terminated unexpectedly. It has done this 37 time(s).

    Any help would be great!

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello jdude,

    I has this issue once as well. I added AHCI Link Power Management - HIPM/DIPM to my Power Options. Setting it to HIPM+DIPM stopped this for me. You might give it a try to see if it may for you as well.

    AHCI Link Power Management - Enable HIPM and DIPM - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1


    This seems to apply to Windows 7 not Windows 8 (this appears to be from Window 7 Forum) , I don't find these options in my power management menus for Windows 8.1. Is there a similar procedure, or other method, for solving the sleeping beauty problem?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    It's for both Windows 7 and Windows 8 as per the tutorial, but the option is not there by default. The tutorial is to be able to add it if you like.
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