Windows 8.1 refuses to sleep

VooDoo

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Hi,

Hope someone can help me.

Windows 8.1(full fresh install) will not go to sleep/shut down etc. This has been happening since I installed 8.1 a few weeks back. It works/worked fine in Windows 7 and windows 8.0 till this install. I have narrowed it down to the Ethernet Chipset ( on board Realtec RTL8110 SC )

Through all the threads on here, W7 and Vista sites and the rest of the tech sites around the web I have tried most things over the past few weeks. All the settings in the divice manager the powercfg commands etc etc. Disabling in device manager does not help either

Then today I have found out, in an almost eureka moment, that when you take the Ethernet Cable out of the computer............it goes to sleep. :shock: Why did I not try this before? ? ? When I remove the cable from the router, it stays awake when plugged in at the computer end.


I am out of ideas and patience!!! Your help or ideas appreciated!

Thanks

Edit to add: Once asleep it stays that way and if I get it to sleep by other means - PWR Button\Sleep Option in W 8.1, it stays sleeping.
 
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johnpombrio

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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 timer so my computer never would sleep. Badly written gadget was all that I ever had. I deleted the gadget and now the computer sleeps all the time.
 

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NCguy

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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 timer so my computer never would sleep. Badly written gadget was all that I ever had. I deleted the gadget and now the computer sleeps all the time.

How long has it been behaving now?
 

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johnpombrio

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How long has it been behaving now?

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!
 

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    ASUS Z87-PRO
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    16 GB of Corsair 1866
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    GTX 780
    Sound Card
    Cooler Master Storm Headphones
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    Dell 27 inch U2711 IPS
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    2560 by 1440
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    Samsung 840 Pro 250GB SSD plus 2 3 TB drives
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NCguy

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How long has it been behaving now?

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!

There will hopefully be scalable modern apps that you can pin on the desktop to replace the gadget. The gadgets are supposedly a potential security risk.
 

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    Intel DH87RL
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    16GB
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    Onboard 4600 with (3) DVI monitors
    Sound Card
    On board
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    (3) 19" LG L1942PE DVI
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    1280 x1024
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    HD Green 4TB

    Samsung SSD

orbitalfenestra

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How long has it been behaving now?

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!

There will hopefully be scalable modern apps that you can pin on the desktop to replace the gadget. The gadgets are supposedly a potential security risk.

So that gadget you do not have it installed on all your PC? Wow! Still why this gadget didn't show on pwcfg -requests then?
 

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cytherian

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I've been having a problem with my computer also waking from sleep in the middle of the night, or after being tucked away inside a laptop bag. I checked my power options in advanced... nothing has been set to wake the computer from sleep except the power button. I checked the task scheduler and found that maintenance would only wake the computer when plugged in... What mystifies me is when after maintenance is completed, the computer doesn't go back to sleep. I'll find the laptop all warmed up when I lift the lid in the morning.

What disturbed me most of all was the waking from sleep while on battery power. I simply didn't want this to happen, EVER. Checked everything in "powercfg"... the wake source is UNKNOWN when I track the event.

I did discover in the advanced power management that in the "Hibernate After" section, it was set for 120 minutes when on battery power. OK, so wouldn't it go into hibernation and not instead WAKE UP? I saw someone post in a blog that it is best to set this to NEVER. So I did. Not sure if it's going to work...

Anyway, feels like if I'm going to take my laptop on the go, best to hibernate straight off rather than put in standby/sleep.
 

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Clintlgm

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Dude if you storing your notebook in a bag, Why are you not shutting it down completely. Your really taking a chance on burning it up. Also you should have fast start turned off. Insure that your completely shut down before you put it in that bag.
 

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Gork

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I have moved to Win10 and everything was working fine for a couple of weeks, up until a few days ago - my computer stopped sleeping reliably. There were a handful of things that happened around the time the problem cropped back up, including several Windows Updates. The one difference with Win10 vs Win8.1 and this blasted problem, though, is I had the problem from a fresh install with Win8.1 - not so with Win10.

I'm currently working on a hypothesis that looks promising. It appears Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (version 2015.009.20069) may have been the culprit for me, though I need to do further testing to be sure.

With this thought, I wondered if for some strange reason Adobe Acrobat Reader might be involved with some of the sleep problems reported in this thread? Could someone still having issues in Win8.1 (and especially if they're using a MS account to log in, seeing as switching to a local account in Win8.1 is what solved my sleep issue in Win8.1) try uninstalling Adobe Acrobat Reader and do some testing to see if that solves their problem? I realize it's a long shot, but maybe? ...
 

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Gork

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Disregard the above. It was just another one of those "solutions" this thread is full of which seemed to work after a lot of initial testing but was proven wrong after extensive testing. (At least on my Win10-64 machine.) Uninstalling Adobe Acrobat Reader was not a solution.
 

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Harrier

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Dude this topic is dead. Everyone upgraded to Windows 10.

NO DUDE!!!! It's not dead. I don't have 10.... at this point, I don't want it and have reverted back to 8.1

Having said that.... I have had the non-sleep issue for months. I tried just about everything and also, I don't use Homegroups etc so that wasn't causing my issue. I tried so many fixes I got totally confused as to what I had tried and hadn't.
When I came across this thread I noted post #39 (here) on page 4 and saw the "Advanced Settings" I noticed the "Restore Plan Defaults".... Well, I clicked that and my sleep issue seems to be resolved.

It really goes to show that even browsing older posts can help at times.

Thanks for everyone's input. :)
 

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orbitalfenestra

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R.I.P. this thread! lol My PCs sleep just fine with Windows 10. At this point, I truly don't understand why people are going back to 8.1. Merry Christmas everyone! :p
 

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bru

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R.I.P. this thread! lol My PCs sleep just fine with Windows 10. At this point, I truly don't understand why people are going back to 8.1. Merry Christmas everyone! :p
Nope, not for me.

Brand new computer with Windows 10. Out of the box it will not sleep. I get the same srvnet request as I get on my Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 computers. Related to my network I assume. Setting a process request override for srvnet allows the Win 10 computer to sleep. Same thing I had to do with my other computers. I assume I will also have to set an override for chrome.exe and maybe one or two other processes as I needed to do for both my Win 7 and 8.1 machines in order to get them to sleep reliably.

So at least in my case the sleep problem was not solved in Win 10. In fact the exact same issue exists in Win 7, 8.1 and 10. And thankfully it is easily solvable for me.
 
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