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Sleep and Hibernate Problems

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1

    Sleep and Hibernate Problems


    I have a new Asus, Windows 8.1 laptop that's barely a month old, and after a week or so of having this laptop Sleeping and Hibernating do not work. The screen will turn black, and the fan and lights would still be on, no matter how long I wait (and I waited). Beforehand, the laptop would shutdown after a while, but I managed to disable that, though it's pointless, since I still end up manually shutting down the laptop.

    I've researched so much about this, and it seems like it's a common problem, yet all these "solutions" aren't solving anything. Here's a picture of my energy report:

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    Yes. I've tried powercfg /requestsoverride DRIVER srvnet system multiple times, as well as some other weird stuff like blocking media streaming, homegroup stuff, and more. None of which has worked. This is getting really annoying, and I do not want my laptop to break down after just getting it.

    Thank you for any help.

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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Beforehand, the laptop would shutdown after a while, but I managed to disable that, though it's pointless, since I still end up manually shutting down the laptop.
    It was going to sleep and you disabled it

    You have manually shut them down - otherwise they go to sleep or hibernate on there own..

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    yeah? whats the problem.. sleep and hibernate are terrible ideas anyway, I've read nothing (like you) but countless problems and incompatibilities when computer wake from sleep and hibernate! so the solution? unfortunately is to totally disable sleep and hibernate and just shut down! whats wrong with that anyway? if it takes too long for you to turn your computer on in 2015 then it's time to get with the future.

    When I press my power button on my laptop (not even my desktop!) my laptop, it turns on completely in 7-15 seconds.. almost always the lower number.

    So make sure you have a good SSD for your hard drive and stop worrying about sleep and hibernate..

    if a surgeon was getting tired while performing surgery, I think i would want him to go home and go to sleep (shutdown) and come back when he is fully rested, not go take a 20 minute nap (sleep/hibernate) and then jolt wake up and continue surgery.. he should be (shutdown) sent home and full rest.

    -of course a new freshly awake surgeon would have to do the surgery.. blah blah you get the point i hope..
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    Well, Thats a good solution but what a pain to deal with all that just for sleeping and hibernate.. ha.. but by all means go ahead.

    it just boggles my mind when computers shutdown and turn on in 10 seconds these days..

    Brink does have very good tutorials.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64


    The problem isn't necessarily with windows. Hardware and software come from many different vendors, and sometimes putting them all together in a box prevents normal operation. These are just methods of fixing that.

    The reason sleep is used over shutdown in many cases is because it is quite often still faster than the other, despite quicker boot time. MS also recommends it for shorter periods, and shutdown for longer. Though I can't begin to answer why, specifically.
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    I hear you DustySailor..

    but if sleep wakes up faster than 15 seconds and then you have to deal with memory leaks and problems from it trying to reload what it had to put in low-power mode.. i mean come on .. it's pretty obvious..

    here is when i fully shutdown and I did a cold boot up.. You will see its 15 seconds.. (note - I have fast startup disabled and hiberfile/sleep disabled.. ) i'm probably gonna start using this video in all my posts.. so get used to seeing it..

    its 2015, unless you have an ipad or phone that you need to "sleep" then ok.. but.. just watch the video..

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vgox...ature=youtu.be
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    You pretty much HI-JACKED this thread
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  9. #9


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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    It was going to sleep and you disabled it

    You have manually shut them down - otherwise they go to sleep or hibernate on there own..
    You are misunderstanding me. At first, the problem was that when I put my laptop to sleep or hibernate, or close the lid (when the power setting is on either of those), or when I press the sleep button, the laptop will go to a black screen, and will continue running. The fan would be on and the lights around the laptop would be on during hibernate. I cannot and aren't able to do anything to wake up the laptop from neither sleep nor hibernate. After a while, the laptop would shut down from what I assume is due to problems with the sleep/hibernate. A week ago I found a "solution" that disabled that shut down "feature", so know the laptop would still be on with a black screens, fans and lights and all still on, no matter how long I leave the laptop on.

    I unfortunately forget where I disabled it. This is my energy plan, btw, so:

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    Thank you. I'll see what I can apply. Some of these I've already done.
    Also I would like add that some people managed to fix their problems by disabling the Fast Start-up feature, though that didn't work for me.




    ahem the following section is not related to this thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by brooksndun View Post
    yeah? whats the problem.. sleep and hibernate are terrible ideas anyway, so the solution? unfortunately is to totally disable sleep and hibernate and just shut down! whats wrong with that anyway?
    Excuse me?

    I do not care at all on your personal opinions on how to turn off your laptop. My question regards an actual problem about the sleep and hibernate features of my laptop. I use those features. My problem is NOT ​the fact I use those features, it's the fact those features are not working properly. That is what is wrong.

    Quote Originally Posted by brooksndun View Post
    I've read nothing (like you) but countless problems and incompatibilities when computer wake from sleep and hibernate!
    So you're telling me that I am liar, and that I am lying about an annoying problem on my computer so I can achieve...what? I highly doubt you even tried to look up what my problem is, so even though I came here for help, I'll help you instead: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Windows+8.1+Sle...te+not+working

    Quote Originally Posted by brooksndun View Post
    if it takes too long for you to turn your computer on in 2015 then it's time to get with the future.
    When I press my power button on my laptop (not even my desktop!) my laptop, it turns on completely in 7-15 seconds.. almost always the lower number.
    So make sure you have a good SSD for your hard drive and stop worrying about sleep and hibernate..
    if a surgeon was getting tired while performing surgery, I think i would want him to go home and go to sleep (shutdown) and come back when he is fully rested, not go take a 20 minute nap (sleep/hibernate) and then jolt wake up and continue surgery.. he should be (shutdown) sent home and full rest.
    -of course a new freshly awake surgeon would have to do the surgery.. blah blah you get the point i hope..[
    it just boggles my mind when computers shutdown and turn on in 10 seconds these days..
    Quote Originally Posted by brooksndun View Post
    I hear you DustySailor..

    but if sleep wakes up faster than 15 seconds and then you have to deal with memory leaks and problems from it trying to reload what it had to put in low-power mode.. i mean come on .. it's pretty obvious..

    here is when i fully shutdown and I did a cold boot up.. You will see its 15 seconds.. (note - I have fast startup disabled and hiberfile/sleep disabled.. ) i'm probably gonna start using this video in all my posts.. so get used to seeing it..

    its 2015, unless you have an ipad or phone that you need to "sleep" then ok.. but.. just watch the video..
    1) You are assuming my laptop is a goddamn dinosaur. It also tells me that you did not read my post, as I explicitly mentioned this laptop is new.
    2) You are essentially telling me that getting a new laptop is the solution to power features not working correctly. That is both not cost effective and extremly stupid.
    3) Again, I do not care for whatever agenda or vendetta you have against sleep and hibernation. That is far from my problem.
    4) If you have no idea what you are talking about please do not try to help.
    5) I will appreciate it that my thread will not be taken over with off-topic blabbering. End of any discussion on this.

    Quote Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
    The reason sleep is used over shutdown in many cases is because it is quite often still faster than the other, despite quicker boot time. MS also recommends it for shorter periods, and shutdown for longer. Though I can't begin to answer why, specifically.
    Exactly this. I have my own personal use for sleep and hibernate, especially how I travel class to class. Due to where I live, I cannot just carry around a laptop like a dumbass, and must put in my bag every time I go. Shutting down takes too long, and leaving it on with the lid closed inside my bag is going to fry the thing.

    I can't believe I even have to explain why I use sleep and hibernate.
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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    as a reference in the pic in post 2

    click change advanced options and you should find hibernate there..

    sleep will leave things running, just not fully powered up.. hibernate shuts down the pc, but will leave the leds slow blinking
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