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Sleep Button Missing From Start & Settings

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    Sleep Button Missing From Start & Settings


    Hey guys. I'm having a problem with putting my computer in sleep mode. On the Start Screen if I click on the power logo there is no sleep option. Ive read about this problem and how to fix it but it only gets me a Hibernate button. Do any of you guys know how to get the sleep button back?

    Thanks

    EDIT: I'm using a Surface Pro 3 and this problem is also preventing me from using the power button.

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    Windows 8.1 Pro
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  3. #3


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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    I already checked that settings menu and there is no sleep option. There's only an option for hibernate.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Check for Windows Updates.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    There was an update and after updating there was still no sleep options.
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  6. #6


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Have you tried running sfc /scannow & Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth in administrator command prompts ?
    Dism first then sfc.
    Or sfc then dism then sfc again ?
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Have you tried running sfc /scannow & Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth in administrator command prompts ?
    Dism first then sfc.
    Or sfc then dism then sfc again ?
    I tried the sfc and the dism and still no sleep option.
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  8. #8


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    What's in the pictures is what you are missing ?

    Click image for larger version

    Click image for larger version
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    What's in the pictures is what you are missing ?

    Click image for larger version

    Click image for larger version
    Yes, Sleep is what's missing.
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  10. #10


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    The only thing I can think of is to refresh or restore.

    I hope someone else has a better solution.
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