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Computer Wont sleep

  1. #1


    Thirlmere
    Posts : 91
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64bit

    Computer Wont sleep


    Hi,
    After updating from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 my PC doesn't seem to want to sleep.

    I've done some googling and cant really find anything. I found a command prompt thing I should do. I did that and it said nothing was keeping my computer awake.

    Any advice or ideas?

    Thanks,
    Mitch

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  2. #2


    Thirlmere
    Posts : 91
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64bit


    Sorry but bump.
    I know not much info has been included, but i dont know what should be included.

    Edit: I ran powercfg -energy, and it came up with some errors. it gives me a link to show the error. It opens up IE and says the page does not exsits. Any idea?? Type the address heaps of times
    Last edited by Mitchell; 19 Oct 2013 at 21:31.
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  3. #3


    Thirlmere
    Posts : 91
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64bit


    I manged to open it up in note pad, but don't understand what it says D:
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  4. #4


    Thirlmere
    Posts : 91
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64bit


    I don't know what I did.
    I was stuffing around with some settings and the problem seemed to fix itself
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  5. #5


    Saw a similar problem reported recently where the problem was corrected by exiting Homegroup and disabling the Homegroup services, then using Workgroup to access local network. Had to reboot after these changes and sleep worked.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 1,121
    Windows 8.1 x64


    The energy report is an HTML file. Please do not attach it as a .txt file. You can zip it and attach it correctly, but it is almost impossible to read as a Text file.

    Edit: Never mind, I changed the extension to .html and it looks fine. But you seem to be running uTorrent, and I have no idea how it interacts with the system. The command you may want to run is powercfg /requests to see what might be keeping it alive. The Windows 8.1 update seems to set up a homegroup without your permission, so it might be involved, but I am seeing srvnet indications on my system.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1


    Mitchell, the reason why the energy report HTML file wouldn't open is because you opened it up in the Windows System folder, which has administrative limitations. Copy and paste the file on your desktop, and reopen from there. Worked for me. I have the same issue, fyi and am in the midst of solving it with Dell. Will let everyone know on this site, among others, how I fixed this.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 2
    Win 8.1


    I've been playing around with the "computer won't sleep" issue for several days now. Tried just about everything I've seen suggested on this and other forums to no avail. What finally worked was pure, dumb luck because I'm no "techie". I've found that if I go to the Control Panel, Power Options, selected the Balanced plan, went to "change plan settings" and set the times I wanted in both options and THEN went to Advanced Power Settings and hit the + button by "Sleep" and then set the time there to agree with what I'd set under Power Options, that it would sleep automatically just fine. The key here seemed to be making the two times agree because it will not happen automatically on my computer, anyhow, unless the two times are identical. This is, by the way, 8.1 upgraded from 8.0 on an ASUS desktop.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1


    Thank you Jayhawker for the exciting new revelation! I will try it ASAP when I come home tonight.

    Did your computer fail to sleep automatically ONLY? Or is it like mine, whereby it fails to sleep automatically, or when instructed by closing the laptop lid, AND refuses to shutdown when I request it to shutdown from Windows?

    Mine basically just blacks out the screen and becomes unresponsive, but still on. The fan is still humming away, and keyboard backlight, LEDs etc still on. Only way to get out of it is by hard reset by holding down the power button. Thanks.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 2
    Win 8.1


    My desktop would shut off the monitor at any time I set it to do so. It just wouldn't sleep until I made the two times mentioned agree with one another. Hope this works for some folks because Google is loaded with queries about this.
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