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Windows 8 won't go into sleep mode

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    Windows 8 won't go into sleep mode


    hi guys,

    my pc used to be fine before and could go into sleep mode (s1-s3) without any issues. Recently though I've noticed that it stays awake in Windows 8. Don't get me wrong, even now, sometimes it works fine, but on other occasions nothing happens.

    I've tried a lot of stuff:-

    registry hack to disable ipv6
    switch off any computers that are on the network
    using powercfg checked what devices were enabled and cancelled them all

    What else can I do?

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    BUMP!
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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    you should have searched site first and you would have found you are not alone !! check link
    Windows 8.1 refuses to sleep
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    Thanks caperjack, I did see that, but I'm not on Windows 8.1...I'm on windows 8, thats why I posted my question.
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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    ok ,good luck
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    Really? And noone has found a solution? Not even microsoft? Surely thats a serious bug, considering that sleep mode is needed to save energy?
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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by noobpc View Post
    Really? And noone has found a solution? Not even microsoft? Surely thats a serious bug, considering that sleep mode is needed to save energy?
    I was one who always said its not a bug ,but thats only because all my installs of win8 and 8.1 and even 10 sleep with out issue 99% of the time[I have issue a few time with onedrive and homegroup causing it not to sleep ] ,and most in that other thread who really try to fix the issue so far have not found a solution, especially when like you it works sometimes ,so good luck .
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    Damn! Thats bad news. It could be hardware or software causing the issue. Oh well I'll keep trying. Thanks again
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