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Won't sleep or hibernate.

  1. #1


    Posts : 154
    Win7

    Won't sleep or hibernate.


    Dual Booting 7/8 on an eMachine T5234.

    Won't timeout to sleep or hibernate, or hibernate even on command.

    With old or new Nvidia driver delivered for Win8.

    When I run last wake command after failure I get this:

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.2.8250]
    (c) 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Windows\system32>powercfg -requests
    DISPLAY:
    None.

    SYSTEM:
    [DRIVER] \FileSystem\srvnet
    An active remote client has recently sent requests to this machine.

    AWAYMODE:
    None.

    EXECUTION:
    None.

    PERFBOOST:
    None.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 828
    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate/Windows 8.1/Linux


    I had similar problems under Windows 7, so I'm guessing the base issue is similar. I found my solution, by following the instructions found at Windows 7 Power Management: Fixing PC Insomnia The specific information that helped me, is the section under 'Allow Standby with Remote Opens' about halfway down the page.

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  3. #3


    Posts : 154
    Win7


    Turns out it was Wireless card Power Saving option set "Always On" in the Advanced tab in Device Manager. I had been looking for Power Mgmt tabs so passed it over a few times.
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  4. #4


    Solo.
    Posts : 2,159
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Just curious.

    Does it have something to do with the BIOS or its setting that is non compliance to windows commands?

    Kevin
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  5. #5


    Posts : 154
    Win7


    Hi Kevin.

    This is where i found it:

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  6. #6


    Posts : 1,851
    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86


    Quote Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
    Turns out it was Wireless card Power Saving option set "Always On" in the Advanced tab in Device Manager. I had been looking for Power Mgmt tabs so passed it over a few times.
    Is your driver up to date? What is its hardware id? Older wireless drivers are notorious on 7/8, especially for 802.11 G. If you find it is an Atheros based chipset:

    ATHEROS drivers for Microsoft Windows (Atheros?????)

    You can also tell if it is Atheros by checking the driver tab, then details. If the driver file name begins with "ath" it's Atheros.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 154
    Win7


    It's an old card with a 2005 Ralink driver. So I guess I should feel lucky it had the setting to choose.

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  8. #8


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    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86


    I hear that. Good job by finding the issue though.

    Microsoft Update Catalog

    Microsoft has 2006 drivers for it, but need to be .inf edited. If you have x86 Windows, it would be well worth it to do. I'll make it for ya if ya want. If x64, it's probably too much trouble to have to deal with driver signing enforcement.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 154
    Win7


    Wow, thanks Gman.

    This eMach does have 32 bit, with only 2gb and an Athlon 4000 Dualie.

    Curious: what does the editing do?
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  10. #10


    Solo.
    Posts : 2,159
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
    Hi Kevin.

    This is where i found it:

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    I can see that.

    I was thinking mostly on drivers power management there is always an option to allow the computer to turn off the device to save power, overriding the driver setting itself.

    Thanks for the reply.

    Kevin
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