Windows 10: Windows 10 wont sleep automatically

Discus and support Windows 10 wont sleep automatically in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Yes I have searched so don't yell at me yet. The PC wont sleep. It's not that it goes to sleep and wakes up, it just wont sleep. Here's what I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Gerbert, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. Gerbert Win User

    Windows 10 wont sleep automatically

    Yes I have searched so don't yell at me yet.

    The PC wont sleep. It's not that it goes to sleep and wakes up, it just wont sleep.

    Here's what I have done so far.

    Went to advanced power options and turned off that when sharing media keep PC awake thing.

    Played with the when to sleep settings from 4 hours to 25 minutes.

    Run in an elevated command prompt the /lastwake thing. Nothing.

    My network adapters are not set to allow them to wake the PC, but again the PC isn't even going to sleep so nothing has the chance to wake things up.

    Looked through the system log for powertroubleshooting entries, nope, nothing.

    Unplugged my mouse because hey why not maybe the mouse is keeping it awake, nope.

    So anyone have ideas? Where do I go from here?

    Gerbert, Apr 6, 2016
  2. SAM-1 Win User
    SAM-1, Apr 6, 2016
  3. y3m2 Win User
    Computer does not sleep anymore (\FileSystem\srvnet)

    I found no less than 20 forums in last few days trying to solve this issue.

    Success rate varies, but I would say it is about 10% (finding solution that works).S

    See "Windows
    10 won't go to sleep automatically"

    an example.

    It is ridiculous that such a trivial operation (fricking just shut it off?!!!!!!!!!!) gives Microsoft so much trouble.

    (By the way - tried requestsoverride, unplugging everything and updating to the latest win10 10586).

    So no - did not find solution yet. still won't sleep.

    Although I have Lenovo - people in HP forum suggested uninstalling Realtek HD sound (? ok). That is the only opion I have left.

    By the way running from adm cmd : powercfg -requestsoverride driver \filesystem\srvnet and ......driver srvnet

    did not do anything.

    Power energy diagnostics ran over and over (log) still shows:

    System Availability Requests:System Required Request

    The device or driver has made a request to prevent the system from automatically entering sleep.

    Driver Name
    y3m2, Apr 6, 2016
  4. Gerbert Win User

    Windows 10 wont sleep automatically

    As an update, the computer sleeps just fine if you do it manually. I set it to sleep last night and it remained that way until I woke up this morning and pushed the power button.
    Gerbert, Apr 6, 2016
  5. robgr Win User
    Is your BIOS up to date?
    robgr, Apr 6, 2016
  6. Gerbert Win User
    What would that have to do with Windows 10 sleeping? Serious question, not snarky.

    My PC used to sleep but then something changed. I have tried uninstalling everything I put on over the past few weeks but its not doing a thing. But like I said, it sleeps just fine when I do it manually, nothing is waking it up.
    Gerbert, Apr 7, 2016
  7. robgr Win User
    After having pc sleep issues myself I came to understand from trawling forums that in some instances it was a BIOS issue
    I appreciate it was working but such an issue can be a consequence of something else changing, e.g. the OS etc.
    Without knowing that exact cause a way forward is to update what you know to be out of out of date, the BIOS is a good place to start
    robgr, Apr 7, 2016
  8. Gerbert Win User

    Windows 10 wont sleep automatically

    I have updated my bios to whatever is current as of right now.

    PC slept fine again last night, no wake issues at all. Will find out later today if it goes to sleep automatically but I am not hopeful.
    Gerbert, Apr 7, 2016
  9. socklosk Win User
    Did you check to see if it goes into hibernation?
    socklosk, Apr 7, 2016
  10. BRU
    bru Win User
    Try powercfg -requests from an elevated Command Prompt. Hopefully it will show what is preventing sleep.

    I found my Win 10 computer would not sleep for the exact same reasons my Win 8.1 won't, certain processes are preventing it. Once I set exclusions it sleeps fine. I do have another issue related to sleep but it is off topic.
  11. Gerbert Win User
    Here is what that is showing right now:

    C:\WINDOWS\system32> powercfg -requests

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




    Gerbert, Apr 8, 2016
  12. BRU
    bru Win User
    I bet you have a Homegroup set up. If you choose you can easily set an exclusion for what is preventing sleep. But be aware the computer will sleep even if your other computers are communicating with it so if that is important don't set the exclusion.

    Again at the elevated Command Prompt enter:

    powercfg -requestsoverride DRIVER "srvnet" SYSTEM (make sure to use the quotes around srvnet)

    To be double sure you could also enter:

    powercfg -requestsoverride DRIVER "\FileSystem\srvnet" SYSTEM (again make sure to use the quotes) but I think the first command is really all you need.
  13. Gerbert Win User

    Windows 10 wont sleep automatically

    I have run the command... now lets wait to see what happens.
    Gerbert, Apr 9, 2016
  14. Gerbert Win User
    It worked. So we'll never know what actually caused it but forcing it to just go to sleep no matter what accomplished what we set out to do.
    Gerbert, May 29, 2016
  15. BRU
    bru Win User
    Almost two months later, you sure weren't in a hurry to follow up *Wink . I assume it worked for you straight off and you are just getting around to letting us know.

    Based on your power requests we know exactly what was causing it, servnet. You told the computer to ignore that request and the computer is able to sleep. Keep the solution in mind as you may have to do it for other processes/drivers, etc.

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