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#1 Lord Method Man

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 00:22

Ok, my current system is 3 weeks old and has never went to sleep on its own. The display turns off just fine but it never goes to sleep.

 

If I Sleep it manually it stays asleep just fine. This is an annoyance and I'd love some help tracking down the cause.

 

Here's a start, or rather, not a start I suppose:

 

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I thought that anything that was preventing Sleep would be listed there, but there's nothing and it still won't sleep.




#2 :: Lyon ::

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 00:28

You may need to enable it on the BIOS - it's the S1 / S3 thing that allows your motherboard to send the sleep signal or something. Maybe one of the hardware experts can shed some light?

 

"If I Sleep it manually it stays asleep just fine"

What do you mean by this? Did you mean pressing the power button?



#3 OP Lord Method Man

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 00:29

I mean by putting it to sleep via the Power menu.



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Posted 27 February 2014 - 00:33

i've had the same issue since 8.1 on my computer

 

a couple solutions that are out there that personally haven't fixed the issue in my case but might help yours

 

1. leave the homegroup if you're a part of one

2. disable ipv6 on your network cards

 

8.1 seems to give quite a few people issues with allowing computers to go to sleep. hopefully the spring update fixes the issues



#5 T3X4S

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 00:40

Try a lullaby, or soft classical music.

If that doesnt put your computer to sleep, mix a little Crown Royal in the radiators.

If all else fails - slap an Acer sticker on there - it will shut off immediately.



#6 xendrome

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 00:57

Lets see your powercfg -lastwake

 

after it wakes back up when it tries to go to sleep automatically.



#7 OP Lord Method Man

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 01:23

Tried turning off IPv6, still didn't fall asleep. There's a Homegroup on the network but I'm not in it.

 

 

Lets see your powercfg -lastwake

 

after it wakes back up when it tries to go to sleep automatically.

 

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That's from waking it up using my mouse, which was the last time it actually woke from sleep mode.



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Posted 28 February 2014 - 17:39

Hello,

 

There are settings on some hardware devices that do not allow the PC to go to sleep.

 

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Here you have two classic situations (one in software but) that may not allow your PC to sleep.



#9 OP Lord Method Man

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 17:47

Media sharing is disabled. There's also a listing that would appear in powercfg -requests if media sharing was currently preventing sleep, though I forget the exact verbiage.



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Posted 28 February 2014 - 17:51

Hello,

Media sharing is disabled. There's also a listing that would appear in powercfg -requests if media sharing was currently preventing sleep, though I forget the exact verbiage.

It was two sample scenarios. Im sure there are similar other ones that prevent sleeping.

I am assuming you have installed all the latest drivers are such.

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 18:03

I can add another 8.1 not sleeping cause. Asus didn't refresh the drivers for the Xonar DG. While the 8.0 drivers work just fine, they prevent the system from sleeping in 8.1. i have 4 completely identical systems at home except for the sound cards (2 use built in, 2 use Xonars). Both of the systems with the Xonars  fail to sleep automatically. If I uninstall the card and drivers the systems do sleep however. Re-install and they are back to not sleeping automatically.



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Posted 28 February 2014 - 18:12

When I get home I'm going to disable my NIC and see what happens.



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Posted 28 February 2014 - 18:35

Correct video driver installed? 



#14 OP Lord Method Man

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 18:39

Latest from NVidia.



#15 Patrick831

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 19:02

Time to put it to sleep if you know what i mean. ;)





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