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« on: March 04, 2014, 09:41:46 pm »

My computer will not auto sleep.  I don't know what is preventing it from sleeping.  I would like my computer to auto sleep after 15 mins, then hibernate after 3 hours.  My computer will sleep/hibernate if you manually set it to sleep/hibernate.  OS: Windows 8.1
Any help would be much appreciated.
Below is my Power Efficiency Diagnostics Report, that you get from the command prompt (as administrator) using Powercfg –energy
Power Efficiency Diagnostics Report tutorial (from Microsoft): http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976034.

Power Efficiency Diagnostics Report

System Manufacturer     TOSHIBA
System Product Name     Satellite L855
BIOS Date               04/15/2013
BIOS Version            6.70
OS Build                9600
OS                      Windows 8.1
Platform Role           PlatformRoleMobile
Plugged In              true
Process Count           111
Thread Count            1218
Report GUID             {88b79581-24f5-41c4-8a87-debceb598552}


Analysis Results

Errors

USB Suspend:USB Device not Entering Selective Suspend
This device did not enter the USB Selective Suspend state. Processor power management may be prevented when this USB device is not in the Selective Suspend state. Note that this issue will not prevent the system from sleeping.
Device Name     Generic USB Hub
Host Controller ID     PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E31
Host Controller Location     PCI bus 0, device 20, function 0
Device ID     USB\VID_05E3&PID_0608
Port Path     2

USB Suspend:USB Device not Entering Selective Suspend
This device did not enter the USB Selective Suspend state. Processor power management may be prevented when this USB device is not in the Selective Suspend state. Note that this issue will not prevent the system from sleeping.
Device Name     USB Composite Device
Host Controller ID     PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E31
Host Controller Location     PCI bus 0, device 20, function 0
Device ID     USB\VID_046D&PID_C52F
Port Path     2,2

CPU Utilization:Processor utilization is high
The average processor utilization during the trace was high. The system will consume less power when the average processor utilization is very low. Review processor utilization for individual processes to determine which applications and services contribute the most to total processor utilization.
Average Utilization (%)     29.35

Platform Power Management Capabilities:PCI Express Active-State Power Management (ASPM) Disabled
PCI Express Active-State Power Management (ASPM) has been disabled due to a known incompatibility with the hardware in this computer.

Warnings

Platform Timer Resolution:Platform Timer Resolution
The default platform timer resolution is 15.6ms (15625000ns) and should be used whenever the system is idle. If the timer resolution is increased, processor power management technologies may not be effective. The timer resolution may be increased due to multimedia playback or graphical animations.
Current Timer Resolution (100ns units)     10006
Maximum Timer Period (100ns units)     156250

Platform Timer Resolution:Outstanding Timer Request
A program or service has requested a timer resolution smaller than the platform maximum timer resolution.
Requested Period     10000
Requesting Process ID     4308
Requesting Process Path     \Device\HarddiskVolume4\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe

Power Policy:Display timeout is long (Plugged In)
The display is configured to turn off after longer than 10 minutes.
Timeout (seconds)     900

CPU Utilization:Individual process with significant processor utilization.
This process is responsible for a significant portion of the total processor utilization recorded during the trace.
Process Name     firefox.exe
PID     4308
Average Utilization (%)     13.24
Module     Average Module Utilization (%)
\Device\HarddiskVolume4\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\gkmedias.dll     3.41
\SystemRoot\System32\win32k.sys     3.12
\SystemRoot\system32\ntoskrnl.exe     2.46

CPU Utilization:Individual process with significant processor utilization.
This process is responsible for a significant portion of the total processor utilization recorded during the trace.
Process Name     mcshield.exe
PID     2812
Average Utilization (%)     4.20
Module     Average Module Utilization (%)
\SystemRoot\system32\ntoskrnl.exe     1.21
\Device\HarddiskVolume4\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\AMCore\lua_lib.dll     0.75
\Device\HarddiskVolume4\Windows\System32\ntdll.dll     0.45

CPU Utilization:Individual process with significant processor utilization.
This process is responsible for a significant portion of the total processor utilization recorded during the trace.
Process Name     WmiPrvSE.exe
PID     3352
Average Utilization (%)     4.08
Module     Average Module Utilization (%)
\SystemRoot\system32\ntoskrnl.exe     2.01
\SystemRoot\system32\drivers\fltmgr.sys     0.37
\SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Ntfs.sys     0.36

CPU Utilization:Individual process with significant processor utilization.
This process is responsible for a significant portion of the total processor utilization recorded during the trace.
Process Name     FlashPlayerPlugin_12_0_0_70.exe
PID     1980
Average Utilization (%)     2.48
Module     Average Module Utilization (%)
\SystemRoot\system32\ntoskrnl.exe     1.05
\Device\HarddiskVolume4\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\NPSWF32_12_0_0_70.dll     0.17
\Device\HarddiskVolume4\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerPlugin_12_0_0_70.exe     0.16

CPU Utilization:Individual process with significant processor utilization.
This process is responsible for a significant portion of the total processor utilization recorded during the trace.
Process Name     Skype.exe
PID     5176
Average Utilization (%)     1.19
Module     Average Module Utilization (%)
\Device\HarddiskVolume4\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe     1.13
\SystemRoot\system32\ntoskrnl.exe     0.02
\SystemRoot\System32\win32k.sys     0.01

CPU Utilization:Individual process with significant processor utilization.
This process is responsible for a significant portion of the total processor utilization recorded during the trace.
Process Name     System
PID     4
Average Utilization (%)     1.15
Module     Average Module Utilization (%)
\SystemRoot\system32\ntoskrnl.exe     1.03
\SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\rtwlane.sys     0.03
\SystemRoot\System32\drivers\dxgmms1.sys     0.02

CPU Utilization:Individual process with significant processor utilization.
This process is responsible for a significant portion of the total processor utilization recorded during the trace.
Process Name     plugin-container.exe
PID     2860
Average Utilization (%)     0.70
Module     Average Module Utilization (%)
\SystemRoot\system32\ntoskrnl.exe     0.25
\Device\HarddiskVolume4\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\NPSWF32_12_0_0_70.dll     0.16
\SystemRoot\System32\win32k.sys     0.09

CPU Utilization:Individual process with significant processor utilization.
This process is responsible for a significant portion of the total processor utilization recorded during the trace.
Process Name     csrss.exe
PID     576
Average Utilization (%)     0.52
Module     Average Module Utilization (%)
\SystemRoot\System32\win32k.sys     0.38
\SystemRoot\system32\ntoskrnl.exe     0.08
\SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\igdkmd64.sys     0.02

CPU Utilization:Individual process with significant processor utilization.
This process is responsible for a significant portion of the total processor utilization recorded during the trace.
Process Name     dwm.exe
PID     908
Average Utilization (%)     0.42
Module     Average Module Utilization (%)
\Device\HarddiskVolume4\Windows\System32\dwmcore.dll     0.12
\SystemRoot\system32\ntoskrnl.exe     0.06
\Device\HarddiskVolume4\Windows\System32\igd10iumd64.dll     0.04

Information

Platform Timer Resolution:Timer Request Stack
The stack of modules responsible for the lowest platform timer setting in this process.
Requested Period     10000
Requesting Process ID     4308
Requesting Process Path     \Device\HarddiskVolume4\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
Calling Module Stack     \Device\HarddiskVolume4\Windows\SysWOW64\ntdll.dll
    \Device\HarddiskVolume4\Windows\SysWOW64\kernel32.dll
    \Device\HarddiskVolume4\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\mozjs.dll
    \Device\HarddiskVolume4\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\xul.dll

Power Policy:Active Power Plan
The current power plan in use
Plan Name     OEM Balanced
Plan GUID     {381b4222-f694-41f0-9685-ff5bb260df2e}

Power Policy:Power Plan Personality (On Battery)
The personality of the current power plan when the system is on battery power.
Personality     Balanced

Power Policy:Video Quality (On Battery)
Enables Windows Media Player to optimize for quality or power savings when playing video.
Quality Mode     Balance Video Quality and Power Savings

Power Policy:Power Plan Personality (Plugged In)
The personality of the current power plan when the system is plugged in.
Personality     Balanced

Power Policy:802.11 Radio Power Policy is Maximum Performance (Plugged In)
The current power policy for 802.11-compatible wireless network adapters is not configured to use low-power modes.

Power Policy:Video quality (Plugged In)
Enables Windows Media Player to optimize for quality or power savings when playing video.
Quality Mode     Optimize for Video Quality

System Availability Requests:Analysis Success
Analysis was successful. No energy efficiency problems were found. No information was returned.

Battery:Battery Information
Battery ID     0227PA5024U-1BRS
Manufacturer     
Serial Number     0227
Chemistry     Li-i
Long Term     1
Sealed     0
Design Capacity     48600
Last Full Charge     46677

Platform Power Management Capabilities:Supported Sleep States
Sleep states allow the computer to enter low-power modes after a period of inactivity. The S3 sleep state is the default sleep state for Windows platforms. The S3 sleep state consumes only enough power to preserve memory contents and allow the computer to resume working quickly. Very few platforms support the S1 or S2 Sleep states.
S1 Sleep Supported     false
S2 Sleep Supported     false
S3 Sleep Supported     true
S4 Sleep Supported     true

Platform Power Management Capabilities:Connected Standby Support
Connected standby allows the computer to enter a low-power mode in which it is always on and connected. If supported, connected standby is used instead of system sleep states.
Connected Standby Supported     false

Platform Power Management Capabilities:Adaptive Display Brightness is supported.
This computer enables Windows to automatically control the brightness of the integrated display.

Platform Power Management Capabilities:Processor Power Management Capabilities
Effective processor power management enables the computer to automatically balance performance and energy consumption.
Group     0
Index     0
Idle State Count     3
Idle State Type     ACPI Idle (C) States
Nominal Frequency (MHz)     2500
Maximum Performance Percentage     100
Lowest Performance Percentage     48
Lowest Throttle Percentage     5
Performance Controls Type     ACPI Performance (P) / Throttle (T) States

Platform Power Management Capabilities:Processor Power Management Capabilities
Effective processor power management enables the computer to automatically balance performance and energy consumption.
Group     0
Index     1
Idle State Count     3
Idle State Type     ACPI Idle (C) States
Nominal Frequency (MHz)     2500
Maximum Performance Percentage     100
Lowest Performance Percentage     48
Lowest Throttle Percentage     5
Performance Controls Type     ACPI Performance (P) / Throttle (T) States

Platform Power Management Capabilities:Processor Power Management Capabilities
Effective processor power management enables the computer to automatically balance performance and energy consumption.
Group     0
Index     2
Idle State Count     3
Idle State Type     ACPI Idle (C) States
Nominal Frequency (MHz)     2500
Maximum Performance Percentage     100
Lowest Performance Percentage     48
Lowest Throttle Percentage     5
Performance Controls Type     ACPI Performance (P) / Throttle (T) States

Platform Power Management Capabilities:Processor Power Management Capabilities
Effective processor power management enables the computer to automatically balance performance and energy consumption.
Group     0
Index     3
Idle State Count     3
Idle State Type     ACPI Idle (C) States
Nominal Frequency (MHz)     2500
Maximum Performance Percentage     100
Lowest Performance Percentage     48
Lowest Throttle Percentage     5
Performance Controls Type     ACPI Performance (P) / Throttle (T) States
Device Drivers:Analysis Success
Analysis was successful. No energy efficiency problems were found. No information was returned.

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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2014, 09:58:24 pm »

You did not mention what steps you took or settings applied to set up "auto sleep" ? ? ?

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On 3/3/2014 7:54 PM, rocker93rock wrote:
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> My computer will not auto sleep.  I don't know what is preventing it from sleeping.  I would like my computer to auto sleep after 15 mins, then hibernate after 3 hours.  My computer will sleep/hibernate if you manually set it to sleep/hibernate.  OS: Windows 8.1
> Any help would be much appreciated.
> --------------snipped-----------xxx--------->
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« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2014, 10:55:41 pm »

Just at first glance of the report you added shows a couple things apparently .....

<<<QUOTED from your post:

Errors

USB Suspend: USB Device not Entering Selective Suspend
This device did not enter the USB Selective Suspend state. Processor power management may be prevented when this USB device is not in the Selective Suspend state. Note that this issue will not prevent the system from sleeping.
Device Name     Generic USB Hub
(What in the world is hooked into that octopus? - Generic USB Hub - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB_hub Possible driver issues?)

USB Suspend: USB Device not Entering Selective Suspend
This device did not enter the USB Selective Suspend state. Processor power management may be prevented when this USB device is not in the Selective Suspend state. Note that this issue will not prevent the system from sleeping.
Device Name     USB Composite Device
Host Controller ID     PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E31
Host Controller Location     PCI bus 0, device 20, function 0
Device ID     USB\VID_046D&PID_C52F
Port Path     2,2
(What in the world is hooked into that octopus? - USB Composite Device - http://www.ask.com/question/what-is-a-usb-composite-device - possible driver issues?)

.....So that apparently you have some peripheral (Printer, Mobile Handheld Sync, Memory Drive, any USB device etc) plugged into a USB port that may not be going into sleep correctly.

TAKE A LOOK:
Demystifying USB Selective Suspend
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/usbcoreblog/archive/2011/05/11/demystifying-usb-selective-suspend.aspx

What is this? : (Have you used some program in Firefox to achieve your task?)
Platform Timer Resolution:Outstanding Timer Request
A program or service has requested a timer resolution smaller than the platform maximum timer resolution.
Requested Period     10000
Requesting Process ID     4308
Requesting Process Path     \Device\HarddiskVolume4\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe

Platform Timer Resolution:Timer Request Stack
The stack of modules responsible for the lowest platform timer setting in this process.
Requested Period     10000
Requesting Process ID     4308
Requesting Process Path     \Device\HarddiskVolume4\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
Calling Module Stack     \Device\HarddiskVolume4\Windows\SysWOW64\ntdll.dll
    \Device\HarddiskVolume4\Windows\SysWOW64\kernel32.dll
    \Device\HarddiskVolume4\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\mozjs.dll
    \Device\HarddiskVolume4\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\xul.dll

ANOTHER DITTY:
Platform Power Management Capabilities:PCI Express Active-State Power Management (ASPM) Disabled
PCI Express Active-State Power Management (ASPM) has been disabled due to a known incompatibility with the hardware in this computer.

WHAT MAY BE PROBLEM IS YOU HAVE VIDEOS/ANIMATIONS PLAYING AT TIME OF SHUT DOWN....

Warnings

Platform Timer Resolution:Platform Timer Resolution
The default platform timer resolution is 15.6ms (15625000ns) and should be used whenever the system is idle. If the timer resolution is increased, processor power management technologies may not be effective. The timer resolution may be increased due to multimedia playback or graphical animations.
Current Timer Resolution (100ns units)     10006
Maximum Timer Period (100ns units)     156250

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CPU Utilization: Individual process with significant processor utilization.
This process is responsible for a significant portion of the total processor utilization recorded during the trace.
Process Name     FlashPlayerPlugin_12_0_0_70.exe
PID     1980
Average Utilization (%)     2.48
Module     Average Module Utilization (%)
\SystemRoot\system32\ntoskrnl.exe     1.05
\Device\HarddiskVolume4\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\NPSWF32_12_0_0_70.dll     0.17
\Device\HarddiskVolume4\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerPlugin_12_0_0_70.exe     0.16


JUST FROM SKIMMING THE REPORT I SEE THESE POSSIBLE PROBLEMS. ONE MORE IS.....

Power states
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Configuration_and_Power_Interface
Global states
The ACPI specification defines the following four Global "Gx" states and six Sleep "Sx" states for an ACPI-compliant computer-system:[20][21]
G0 (S0): Working. "Awaymode" is a subset of S0, where monitor is off but background tasks are running.
G1, Sleeping. Divided into four states, S1 through S4:
S1: All the processor caches are flushed, and the CPU(s) stops executing instructions. The power to the CPU(s) and RAM is maintained. Devices that do not indicate they must remain on, may be powered off.
S2: CPU powered off. Dirty cache is flushed to RAM.
S3: Commonly referred to as Standby, Sleep, or Suspend to RAM (STR). RAM remains powered.
S4: Hibernation or Suspend to Disk. All content of the main memory is saved to non-volatile memory such as a hard drive, and is powered down.

FROM YOUR REPORT:

Platform Power Management Capabilities:Supported Sleep States
Sleep states allow the computer to enter low-power modes after a period of inactivity. The S3 sleep state is the default sleep state for Windows platforms. The S3 sleep state consumes only enough power to preserve memory contents and allow the computer to resume working quickly. Very few platforms support the S1 or S2 Sleep states.
S1 Sleep Supported     false
S2 Sleep Supported     false
S3 Sleep Supported     true
S4 Sleep Supported     true

There is a lot of CPU power going on with running things that you may need to shut down manually or uninstall unnecessary softwares - see the CPU usages in your report and refer to this chat forum page briefly about that....
http://techreport.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=89967

A wild guess is you have too much crap installed and are conflicts - like a zillion peripherals and too many running -  and whatever you did to set up this "automatic sleep" set up I have no idea yet, and you must post that - how did you get here?

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On 3/4/2014 9:38 PM, Gerald309 wrote:
> You did not mention what steps you took or settings applied to set up "auto sleep" ? ? ?
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> On 3/3/2014 7:54 PM, rocker93rock wrote:
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>> My computer will not auto sleep.  I don't know what is preventing it from sleeping.  I would like my computer to auto sleep after 15 mins, then hibernate after 3 hours.  My computer will sleep/hibernate if you manually set it to sleep/hibernate.  OS: Windows 8.1
>> Any help would be much appreciated.
>> --------------snipped-----------xxx--------->
>

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« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2014, 04:20:36 pm »

Okay..... I asked because there are external third party softwares that do the task of preset time for shutdown.  Simply the term "auto sleep" is not an actual Windows setting and threw me off, but where you indicate in the picture is a place to achieve that in the various settings.

The report results you posted I believe mentioned two different USB multi-hub peripheral plug in devices and is why I asked - because having that seems a user would have like two, three, four or more devices plugged into the multi-hub. That would entail unplugging one at a time and try the shut down to see if successful, and may have identified the peripheral device that was blocking things.

The report results you posted as well mentioned the computer hardware did not support this. I would suggest then to unplug everything and get the computer back to like out of the box simple. First try without any internet connection and see if it will perform the sleep task. Then try it with internet connection, and then with the extras you added. The "hardware does not support this" may simply mean the mouse. Try going to Control Panel > Device Manger and right click the mouse and/or click Properties and look for the "Allow This Device To Wake The Computer". That may possibly be the "hardware not supported". Otherwise I do not believe this could possibly mean the Windows PC can not perform the simple task of a preset Sleep or Hibernate. Never heard of such a thing. The "hardware not supported" I assumed referred to one or any of the peripherals plugged in were the problem. That again would entail the hit or miss of unplugging all and plug in one at a time to see which one was culprit and look for a fix.

A few years ago there was one instance of Windows Vista not waking properly from Hibernation and a fix was issued. I have not heard any such thing with Windows 8 or 8.1 .

I would think it too strange that any Windows PC will not perform a most basic common task as preset time to shut down - sleep / hibernate - I mean that is one of the most basic common settings. Is there another or more than one User Account ? Make sure if there is any other User is that their account definitely LOGGED OFF. If there is more than one User signed in and like Switch User is used instead of Log Off - this may block any attempt to Sleep, Hibernate.
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« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2014, 04:21:15 pm »

There is a lot of good information here and more towards bottom - many information links that may apply....
Power Availability Requests - Manage in Windows
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I would definitely NOT recommend any type Command Prompts or Power Shell commands to Force the Sleep or Hibernate tasks. This could possibly damage drivers. All that makes sense is to not have videos or movies running at the time of Sleep command. If this is a Parent Control type measure of forcing the child's pc off at a certain time no matter what is going on - I would recommend don't do it. You may damage the drivers involved.
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« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2014, 04:21:42 pm »

In going over this again, it seems confusing what you are saying and also what you are trying to accomplish.... You wrote.....
<<<I would like my computer to auto sleep after 15 mins, then hibernate after 3 hours.  My computer will sleep/hibernate if you manually set it to sleep/hibernate.>>>

First, what are you trying to do? The way stated seems like someone is making settings for an Unattended Computer? Like if you were studying/reading something on screen and then have the PC go into Sleep after 15 Minutes would disrupt what you were reading/studying and have to move the mouse to get the PC to return On. Then after being in Sleep mode for 2 Hours 45 Minutes you want the PC to go into Hibernation?

This does not make any sense as normal use. Generally Sleep Mode is chosen when you are on the PC and, for example, get an important phone call that needs you're attention - and simply click Sleep. Sleep is used for generally a short time period, say 10, 20 minutes and Resume. Hibernation is generally never used except perhaps like in Laptop business to save the session as you would commute home and then Resume.

Perhaps you are reading something about how to prevent memory loss or something with a Laptop? You choose to SHUT DOWN as opposed to Sleep or Hibernate which is going to continually use Battery Power. Check settings for "Critical" in battery use as the PC should automatically shut off when power available is generally falling under ten percent left. THAT is what prevents any type loss or even damages.

If you are in a mobile life, these settings can be used BUT we are talking use within an hour or two or three, and then normally shut off. WHAT are you using your specific settings for if I may ask? I have never seen such a set up.

SECONDLY, you say you can <<<manually set it to sleep/hibernate>>> but then you say <<<My computer will not auto sleep>>> ..... This seems an apples and oranges scenario that does not make any sense. The same task is mentioned by you as "manually" and "auto sleep". In other words when you MANUALLY set it - this is the SAME as it will AUTOmatically go into Sleep Mode at the set time. WHAT is the difference you are trying to make? Whatever setting in minutes you choose - this is then AUTOMATIC that it will perform that.

Do you mean when you say <<<manually set it to sleep/hibernate>>> that you are clicking the button to go into Sleep or Hibernate as opposed to settings? Very confusing what you are actually asking. Maybe you can clarify. Thank you.


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« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2014, 03:34:31 pm »

USER MADE REPLY.....

When I mention auto sleep/hibernate, I mean automatically sleep/hibernate, I just used auto for short.

<<<I would like my computer to auto sleep after 15 mins, then hibernate after 3 hours.>>
I would the computer by itself go into sleep/hibernate mode, without me having to do anything to make this happen.

<<<My computer will sleep/hibernate if you manually set it to sleep/hibernate.>>>
What I mean by this, the computer will go into sleep/hibernate mode if you go the charms bar, power, click sleep or hibernate.


Any additional information I could provided let me know and I will post it.
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« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2014, 03:35:11 pm »

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Re: [windows-8-club] Re: Computer won't automatically sleep (Win 8.1)

The one point I was trying to make and I should have been more clear, sorry.... that is from the picture you posted it appears you have a laptop/notebook/netbook ? If so and just on battery - if you were to put the pc into Hibernation indefinitely like generally longer than a day and more, there is a possibility of damage to the pc and/or windows operating system - as the system running on battery and the battery is dying needing recharge, this can cause damage possibly.

It would be the same as using a laptop/notebook/netbook in session doing stuff and the battery is going out of juice which can cause damage possibly, as the system itself needs power obviously and as that is going to zero percent the system starts bucking as can not operate properly and is still trying to draw power to operate. I imagine in a worst case scenario with probably a not so high quality battery it could even explode as heating badly near or at the zero percent charge. Kind of remote danger.
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« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2014, 05:35:16 pm »

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On 3/19/2014 6:22 PM,
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> I think I fixed the not automatically sleep/hibernate.  I just changed the 15minute sleep after time to 10minutes (for both On battery and Plugged in) from the image, in my previous post, and the screen saver (blank screen saver) to 10minutes, I'm not sure if the hibernate will automatically happen, but I think it will and I think the sleep automatically happened because there was blinking power light on the laptop and I had to press the power button to restore my session, after about 30minutes from being away from the laptop (inactivity).
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> I have a Toshiba laptop with Windows 8.1 a upgrade from Widows 8 (which came with the laptop).
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> Most nights I shutdown the laptop, sometimes I just close the lid.
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> When using the laptop on battery power, it warns me when getting a Low battery level (10%), that is when I plug the laptop into a wall outlet to charge it.  The Critical battery action is Hibernate.  The laptop will go into Hibernate mode if the battery only has a 5% charge left, as per my power option settings.
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« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2014, 05:36:03 pm »

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IMO - (in my opinion) Toshiba makes one of the best laptops. I have a Toshiba notebook and netbook and they are just top quality. Good then.... the screen saver seems not an issue but you may want to change the identical times for that, seems a possible conflict. Like set the screen saver to 9 minutes and then sleep to 10. Otherwise seems two commands are given simultaneously and the system has to pause to figure that and then take the action to close down the screen saver active (and anything else) and then perform the auto sleep - safely.
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« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2014, 03:37:45 pm »

What’s the Difference Between Sleep and Hibernate in Windows?
Windows provides several options for conserving power when you are not using your PC. These options include Sleep, Hibernate, and Hybrid Sleep and are very useful if you are using a laptop. Here’s the difference between them....
http://www.howtogeek.com/102897/whats-the-difference-between-sleep-and-hibernate-in-windows/

NOTE..."Hybrid Sleep
The Hybrid Sleep mode is a combination of the Sleep and Hibernate modes meant for desktop computers. It puts any open documents and applications both in memory and on your hard disk, and then puts your computer into a low-power state, allowing you to quickly wake the computer and resume your work. The Hybrid Sleep mode is enabled by default in Windows on desktop computers and disabled on laptops. When enabled, it automatically puts your computer into Hybrid Sleep mode when you put it into Sleep mode.

Hybrid Sleep mode is useful for desktop computers in case of a power outage. When power resumes, Windows can restore your work from the hard disk, if the memory is not accessible."
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