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Windows 7: Sleep mode stopped occurring automatically

01 Jun 2014   #1
decibelle

XP Home, Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Sleep mode stopped occurring automatically

For the past few weeks my computer (Windows 7 Pro 64-bit) will not go to sleep automatically, but will if I do it manually. I did several things but still have not solved the issue.

1. I scanned with the command prompt and I got these results:

Errors
System Availability Requests:System Required Request
The device or driver has made a request to prevent the system from automatically entering sleep.
Driver Name \FileSystem\srvnet

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.

2. I changed the setting in network properties to: Allow the computer to turn this device off to save power.

3. I ran powercfg -requests on cmd.exe and got this:

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

Can anybody give me any advice so that I can get back the availability of automatically going into sleep?

Thanks,
Ellen


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01 Jun 2014   #2
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Open an elevated command prompt and run this command:
powercfg -requestsoverride DRIVER \FileSystem\srvnet system

You can copy that command and paste it into the cmd prompt window.

You can then enter this command to list the current Power Request overrides:
powercfg -requestsoverride
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01 Jun 2014   #3
decibelle

XP Home, Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Thanks. But before I do that, I have a couple questions.

First, if this [DRIVER] \FileSystem\srvnet is keeping my system from sleeping, and it wasn't doing so prior to a few weeks ago, could I just track it down and remove it? I am pretty sure I didn't change anything or download any new drivers, and I have things set not to automatically update.

Second, I can't seem to paste text into the command prompt. I have to type it in. Is that not normal?
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01 Jun 2014   #4
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I just right click in the cmd window and I can select paste from the menu.

This isn't caused by a change on your PC.
This is a request from something else - another PC, an Ipad, some other device ...
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01 Jun 2014   #5
decibelle

XP Home, Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

When I try to paste in cmd.exe, nothing happens.

There is nothing else on my network, no other devices.
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01 Jun 2014   #6
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I don't know why paste doesn't work if you have something copied ...
Maybe something on your PC did make the request ...
I've only run into this with other devices making a request ...
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01 Jun 2014   #7
decibelle

XP Home, Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I've looked at processes with task manager, but couldn't find anything. Should I be able to find it?
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01 Jun 2014   #8
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Just did some reading and it seems playing videos, streaming, etc. on your PC could cause this.

I've had requests prevent sleep even when media isn't currently playing...
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01 Jun 2014   #9
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

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01 Jun 2014   #10
decibelle

XP Home, Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

OK, I just went and did as you said with the command prompt (gave up the search for the cause), and it looks like everything is working fine again. Thanks very much!
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