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# 142861 26-Mar-2014 23:56
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I have tried many international forums, even spoke to Dell - no help. I believe it is a windows 8.1 issue.

My high end laptop will sleep if recently rebooted. But after a while, say after a day, it won't sleep on its own.

Win 8.1 64 bit, Dell branded.
i7 Haswell

Powercfg /requests shows nothing.
No programs open that were not open after a fresh reboot.

Anyone has this problem?
(I can always press sleep button - but other people in my house don't!)

[I have 2 other Windows 7 laptops always sleeps on time, even if you don't reboot it for months]




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  # 1013566 27-Mar-2014 00:12
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What hardware?

my Dell Venue Pro 8, Venue Pro 11 & M6700 all sleep fine with 8.1



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  # 1013568 27-Mar-2014 00:15
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Dell xps 9530. Reinstalled re everything. I did not clean install too much hassle.




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  # 1013569 27-Mar-2014 00:18
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No issues here. Have you tried using noise cancelling headphones. It might cause the computer to reboot due to noise levels.

But on a serious note. Have you made sure your display drivers are compatible and googled to see if people have the same issues?

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  # 1013749 27-Mar-2014 10:58
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joker97: I have tried many international forums, even spoke to Dell - no help. I believe it is a windows 8.1 issue.

My high end laptop will sleep if recently rebooted. But after a while, say after a day, it won't sleep on its own.

Win 8.1 64 bit, Dell branded.
i7 Haswell

Powercfg /requests shows nothing.
No programs open that were not open after a fresh reboot.

Anyone has this problem?
(I can always press sleep button - but other people in my house don't!)

[I have 2 other Windows 7 laptops always sleeps on time, even if you don't reboot it for months]


I have 2 Windows 8.1 machines that have this issue or a very similar issue.

one, old Intel c2q that sleeps for a day then doesn't.
two, AMD A6 media center will not sleep at all unless I press the power button.

Can't find any information on it, so assume it is hardware issue.





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  # 1013785 27-Mar-2014 12:05
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i don't think it's hardware issue if it sleeps for a day and then doesn't.

i have tried to reinstall windows when it was about 3 days old but firstly my laptop had no DVD drive to save space, so i created a USB media, and then it would not accept any keys i gave it, so i gave up and contemplated sending it back ... hmm ... now that thought's come back :D

windows ... *sigh




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Wow I thought I was the only 1. If my computer sleeps for more than a few minutes when I turn it on its like a reboot with all my stuff closed :(. Windows 8.1 on Intel mobo/cpu (core i5 1150)




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