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  1. johnpombrio

    Windows 8.1 refuses to sleep

    100%. Every. Single. Time. this is on win10 mind tho. The problem was still there when I migrated over months ago. the worst of it was it was an obvious fix once I had thought about as I KNEW the program was polling the web. I REALLY LIKED the gadget tho and I miss it!
  2. johnpombrio

    Windows 8.1 refuses to sleep

    I fixed my thrice damned "no sleep" issue that I have been having since 8.1. And it was entirely MY FAULT. I still run gadgets. One is written by a guy in Ukraine for the weather, nice app too. Unfortunately, it would go to to the web every 5 minutes to update the weather. That would reset my...
  3. johnpombrio

    Windows 8.1 refuses to sleep

    So my sleep issue with Win 8.1 is gone as I am running Win10. Of course, no good idea to break sleep ever leaves, it just gets delayed for MS to come up a new and clever way to break it again. With Win 10 ver 9879, my two 3TB spinning hard drives do not "wake up" after the computer goes to sleep...
  4. johnpombrio

    Windows 8.1 refuses to sleep

    It is for me. The time Lin and Wyn and NCguy and I have spent in trying different things... I even managed to accidentally delete ALL of my three drives partitions, the worst crash I have had in the 20 years of building and owning PCs (I had complete and offsite backups so no harm/no foul). I am...
  5. johnpombrio

    Accidentally formated partition C and D

    It's a pain in the ass, but I was surprised how nothing was lost when I wiped out the partitions and did a quick format. The program to recover stuff was hard to use but did it's job. Everything was mostly backed up so I only needed a few things off of the drives. In the meantime, I am sure the...
  6. johnpombrio

    Windows 8.1 refuses to sleep

    Guys, Win10 sleeps. Over a day now and no issues and I do not expect any in the future. No sleep started with Win8.1 install and ended with Win10 install. I don't care about corrupt files, I don't care about why only this machine out of the five I own running Win8.1, it does not matter to me...
  7. johnpombrio

    Windows 8.1 refuses to sleep

    That is a big YES TO SLEEP for Win10 on my recalcitrant electrocomputational device. A few more yes votes and this post will finally have a solved sticker attached. The solution is to ditch Win8.1. NCGuy, yes, from the looks of what I saw during installing Win10, you can go from 7 to Win10 but...
  8. johnpombrio

    Windows 8.1 refuses to sleep

    Allright. I am on Win10. Yes, you CAN do an update from Win8/8.1 to Win10. It does one of those Update options and it will allow you to keep your settings and put everything into a .old folder just like a Win7 to Win8 update. I would not recommend it as MS could very easily kill old copies of...
  9. johnpombrio

    Windows 8.1 refuses to sleep

    It comes as an complete .iso package and its own license number so new install is implied. Will start mine in a few minutes. go here to get your own copy: BTW, I wonder if the site admins here have a new tenforums.com URL yet? Windows Technical Preview - Microsoft Windows
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    Accidentally formated partition C and D

    Wait! NOTHING IS LOST! As long as all you did was delete the partition, ALL THE FILES AND FOLDERS ARE INTACT. I was able to get everything that I wanted off of my two hard drives. JDS, please research the subject before replying, this poster could have lost all his information for no good reason...
  11. johnpombrio

    Accidentally formated partition C and D

    I did the same thing. I booted off of a backup Win8 hard drive and salvaged the missing files with a program called active file recovery. Active@ File Recovery for Windows detects and recovers lost or deleted files and disks It gave a list of folders on the drive which I copied and pasted...
  12. johnpombrio

    Random Restarts (Startup, gaming, browsing)

    Heh, I have Corsair 750W power supplies in all four of my desktops and they all are rock solid. Is it the problem? I donno. I usually have an extra power supply anyways as a spare. Wait for a good sale and scarf up another one or if there is another desktop in the house, temp swap it if you...
  13. johnpombrio

    Windows 8.1 refuses to sleep

    Faolan, thank you for your observations. I went to services and changed my error reporting from manual to automatic and will see if it makes a difference. I too frequently turn off error reporting on browsers and such as some pages display fine but Windows objects to some minor bug and splashes...
  14. johnpombrio

    Random Restarts (Startup, gaming, browsing)

    Ouch. A newer, beefier power supply sounds like the solution as it smells like a hardware problem in the power. I would blame the heat if it was just occurring during the last couple of months. Since I have not had anything like this tho, I am guessing. You need to have a rock steady 12V no...
  15. johnpombrio

    Windows 8.1 refuses to sleep

    No fix for me in the latest MS update. Back to Standby Helper.
  16. johnpombrio

    Windows 8.1 refuses to sleep

    Downloading and installing it now. I have taken a screenshot of all the updates so I can track down the KB that fixes it. My expectations are ambivalent.
  17. johnpombrio

    Windows 8.1 refuses to sleep

    Fanolan and DarkFire45, welcome to the eight forum! Be sure to check out the tutorial section form some great tips. Folks, as most of the new posters have found out, disabling Homegroup or file sharing will usually fix the sleep issue. Disabling IPV6 will also fix it. Make sure that you have...
  18. johnpombrio

    Windows 8.1 refuses to sleep

    And the update did not fix my sleep issue. Still need to use Standby. BTW, if there is a prominent dialog box open (to log in and the like), my computer will not sleep. Some sort of interrupt driven issue, I assume.
  19. johnpombrio

    Windows 8.1 refuses to sleep

    NC, I just had my computer not sleep when I had a program called Corsair Link running, even with Standby Helper running as well. It looks like if a program periodically pings the system hardware or mobo that it prevents sleep. I exited the Link program and sleep works fine now. Standby Helper...
  20. johnpombrio

    Windows 8.1 refuses to sleep

    Deleted. DamnifIknow where to get ANY copy of the Win8.1.1 .ISO . Technet is gone, the torrents do not have it, there are sites that have them but they are usually pre-activated. I am stumped. MS could not make this any harder.
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