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Windows 7: Computer won't go to sleep by itself

23 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
Computer won't go to sleep by itself

Have a Win7 computer running well for 2 months or so, but suddenly, it won't make itself sleep, but has no problem going to sleep with the start menu button. After a lot of Googling, I used "powercfg -requests" in Command Prompt (Admin Mode) and got SYSTEM:
[DRIVER] \FileSystem\srvnet
An active remote client has recently sent requests to this machine.

So I Googled and overrid \FileSystem\srvnet with "powercfg -requestsoverride driver srvnet system" and "powercfg -requestsoverride driver \FileSystem\srvnet system" (don't know which one worked) but autosleep worked again.

The new problem is that the connection will drop while I'm network sharing, which is what the override's supposed to do, right? Is there a better way to fix the insomnia problem?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Oct 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium *upgrade*

I'd like to bump this, as I have the same question. Seems you have to prevent the system from sleeping when streaming media is enabled (to avoid losing connection obviously), but then it also prevents the system from going to sleep on its own. That's quite the pickle eh?

I just noticed this problem when trying to figure out why my shared 'recorded tv' wasn't showing up in WMC from one pc to the next. I'd have to set the sharing folders every time I wanted to find the recordings, after which I could stream. Only thing I could find was that 'media streaming' was not enabled on the pc that I mostly stream FROM. After I enabled the option, a quick test showed the shared media, but the pc would no longer go into sleep state on its own. I guess I can live with manually forcing sleep state when needed.

I intend to check the media streaming option on my other pc that gets WMC use, but I suspect media streaming is not enable. He does all the heavy lifting as a dvr, and he has very healthy sleep habits. :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Oct 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium *upgrade*
How I CURED my PC's Insomnia

Here is what finally fixed this issue for me, and now everything works as designed (well, so far at least). It didn't make sense to me that you have to allow Windows to sleep even while in the middle of a remote session. So I didn't want to hack the register to allow that.

I went through all the tips and ended up with the dreaded DRIVER \filesystem\srvnet being the culprit like so many others have experienced. I had to find out why this driver kept making the request to prevent sleep. Oh, and I'm a 'find the cure' kinda guy, not a 'put a band-aid on it'. The override worked for me, so I could use that as a last resort if needed.

I finally came across a post that lead me to fsmgmt.msc that clearly showed that the insomniac clearly thought there was an open file sharing session. This was even with all other homegroup pc's in standby or off, didn't matter. I could manually close the session, but it would reappear within minutes.

Turns out for me, the solution was quite simple. I guess I violated some rules when I set my homegroup (don't know if they're written anywhere). I stumbled across some info that suggested file sharing was automatically handled between homegroup pc's by the user account and passwords information. That made me wonder if the code was written expecting all homegroup pc's to expect exact same user names and passwords. I use a couple of usernames, and my password is different based on my moods. Lol! Believe it or not, as soon as I matched this info, my problem cleared up! May be a bug, but that's what it took for my insomniac pc to finally close the sharing session which was created when I shared my MC content. Now, all is fine and my insomniac is finally getting some well-deserved rest. NOTE: in my case, the insomniac was sharing to my main HTPC, which had the same username, but different password.

Maybe this info can help others. OH! I also corrected my extender setup with my XBox 360, so maybe that was the culprit. It's hard to tell because the funny thing is that the open session info never listed client info. I think my extender setup broke when I replaced my router, but I found the way to reset all that on this forum.
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