Maintenance :: Windows 8.1 - Pushing Power Button No Longer Wakes Up PC

Jan 1, 2014

After installing 8.1, pushing the power button on my venue pro 11, no longer wakes it up. I have to hold the button several times before it finally restarts. Ive read this could be due to an update. It did not do this before 8.1.

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Maintenance :: Windows 8 Laptop No Longer Allows To Select Option Out Of Power Saver

Jan 30, 2013

My windows 8 laptop no longer allows me to select an option out of Power Saver, Balanced, High Performance, Power4Gear Battery Saving, and Power4Gear High Performance. It is set to High Performance, and any time I try to click another option it immediately returns to High Performance.

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Maintenance :: How To Change Or Force Physical Power Button Windows 8

Jun 7, 2014

I actually wanted a confirmation dialog box to shutdown when i press power button (physical) but I didn't got any luck so, im trying to trigger a application (shutdown apps) when a physical power button is pressed. if there is any hack or tweak which satisfies my need to prevent windows 8 directly shutting down when power button is pressed.

I am looking for registry editor or any other script to fulfill my need.

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Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit - Power Button Sleep Only Works Once

Mar 20, 2013

I'm running Windows 8 Pro 64 bit on a Dell Precision 490 desktop. I upgraded from XP so it was basically a clean install.

I have my power button configured to put the system to sleep and it will do that ONCE after I turn it on. After that, pushing the power button does nothing until the next reboot or power cycle. Going to Charms -> Settings -> Power -> Sleep always works.

This obviously isn't a critical problem, but it's really annoying because I'm in the habit of hitting the power button and usually it just doesn't work.

Things I've tried:
- searching Google - can't find the needle in the haystack
- searching this forum - nothing that matches
- checking the Event Log - nothing interesting or suspicious
- apply all Microsoft updates - no change
- disable my Comodo Internet Security - no change
- change power options and then change them back - no change
- checked if I could stop and restart the power service - nope

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Maintenance :: Scheduled Task Wakes Computer Up But Does NOT Run?

May 15, 2014

Windows 8 waking & sleeping issues:

This is a backup task I've been using for several years with Windows 7 machines, but only recently started adding to Windows 8.1 boxes. The strange behavior is as follows:

-If the computer is on, the task will start at the scheduled time and do it's thing.
-If the computer is asleep (S3), it will wake up at the scheduled time, but the task never runs??!!

I have attached the XML export of the task ....

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Mar 18, 2014

I'm working on a gal's computer (HP 2000 laptop). Her problem? When she hit the power button, the computer would not boot. No BIOS screen, no boot screen, no HP screen. Nothing. Just a blank, black, backlit screen with no activity on the HDD indicator LED. If I remove the hard drive, however, then the computer will boot to the point of giving me a message instructing me to install a hard drive.

So you'd imagine the issue is with the hard drive. I hook her HDD into a free slot on my desktop to check the device. I'm able to access all files and it checks out okay. But if I put it into her computer, all you get upon touching the power button is a blank, black, backlit screen.

I'm assuming at this point that the boot partition on her HDD may be corrupted and a reformat and clean install are needed. I was able to back up her personal folders. However, there is no COA sticker on her computer (thus no Windows Key), just a "Windows 8" sticker. She said her computer did not come with a set of discs either (HP puts recovery data on a second HDD partition, which I am unable to access at this time). I asked her to contact HP and request a set of recovery discs for her computer, so that is where the process is at right now: waiting for a reply from HP.

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Mar 19, 2014

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Jul 12, 2014

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Oct 7, 2013

Whenever the Win key is pressed on my external USB keyboard my laptop does whatever is set to happen when the power button is pressed on my laptop. E.g. sleep or hibernate. This does not happen when the laptop's Win key is pressed, only the external USB keyboard.

I don't think it's a problem with the keyboard itself because I've tested it on my friend's Windows 7 laptop and it functions as normal. Also, after turning the laptop back on whatever I was trying to do with the Win key has happened. E.g. If I do Win + F the laptop goes to standby. After switching it back on the file search panel is open.

I'm not sure when this started happening but it may have been after I did a registry clean with CCleaner. I always check what it's going to change and it seemed fine that time. I also keep backups of the changes which it makes. Restoring the backup didn't fix the problem.

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Maintenance :: There Is No Sleep Button In Windows 8.1

Feb 14, 2014

I have installed windows 8.I have no sleep button and property in my PC.

Look the following photo :

As you see there is no sleep. Do I have do anything to bring it to my PC?

In power option there is no sleep mode. See 2 following photos:

and this

PS : All my drivers have been installed completely.

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Maintenance :: Installed Windows 8 On 1 TB HDD 200GB Partition - UEFI Boot Takes Longer Time?

May 9, 2013

My system specs are :

ASUS M5A97 R2.0 (UEFI motherboard)
CM thunder 500W
Radeon hd 7870
8 gb ram [800 mhz]
seagate barracuda 7200.12 1TB
seagate barracuda 7200.11 250 gb

I have installed windows 8 on the 1 TB hdd 200GB partition

The problem I am facing is: UEFI Boot takes longer time

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Maintenance :: All Navigation / Search And Login Button Become Box On Win 8.1

Aug 22, 2014

I got a problem on my window 8.1

After I update my win 8, i got all navigation, login, and search button become boxes. i already try uninstall the update, but still not fixed. Here the pic ...

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Maintenance :: No Power Option In Windows 8

Jan 23, 2013

I recently upgraded to Windows 8 (64-bit) and noticed I don't have power options available. I own an HP Pavilion DV7, usually when I leave the laptop to do something over night, I go into "Choose what closing the lid does" and I get the error saying my power plan info is not available. Whenever I try to create a powerplan it tells me the same thing, but when I hit next, it tells me it can't find the file specified. I have no power options at the moment. I tried resetting to defaults using cmd, rebooted, and the only power option I had (Razer Gamebooster) was gone, and had nothing after.

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Jun 7, 2014

I'm not sure when this problem started happening, but recently, when I plug in or unplug the power of my Galaxy S4, the computer will wake from sleep. I'm running CyanogenMod 11 on it, which is based on Android 4.4.2. I haven't installed or configured any apps on my PC to allow for this, nor any apps on the phone. How I can stop it?

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Maintenance :: Windows 8.1 Power Settings Automated

Sep 15, 2014

I build out tons of machines of all makes and models for demo scenarios. One of the things that is the same on all devices is our custom power settings.

Is there a way to copy the power settings and apply them to any new laptop we build out?


Laptop 1: Power settings are set to never go to sleep, not require passwords on wake up, brightness set to max, disable adaptive brightness.

I am hoping to be able to run a batch file or something to accomplish this on every machine I build out.

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Windows 8.1 Pro - PC Wakes Up In Sleep Mode With Error

Jun 27, 2014

I am running Windows 8.1 professional. I was just wondering, as I am having some concerns with my pc sometime through the night as it just wakes up for no reason.

I am not sure if someone is accessing this remotely or what but sometime I see a folder that is open or my email that shouldn't be or at least I think I have closed it before I put it to sleep.

I am not sure what to do as I have run my antivirus software with little showing up and my malware, completing a full system scan.

I also have looked at my even viewer pictured here to see if there is something unusual or strange happening.

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Nov 25, 2013

I've clean installed windows 8.1 pro vl x64 in my laptop (Windows Media Center is not installed of course). and activated successfully with KMSmicro 5.0.1. Windows is fully updated.

I have this problem: it wakes unexpectedly from sleep at either 04:00 or 05:00 at night.

I check in the Event Viewer and the first entries after the wake are always, eg.:

Event: Kernel-General
The system time has changed to ‎2013‎-‎11‎-‎24T03:19:07.500000000Z from ‎2013‎-‎11‎-‎24T00:19:12.031510800Z.
Change Reason: System time synchronized with the hardware clock.

Windows cannot store Bluetooth authentication codes (link keys) on the local adapter. Bluetooth keyboards might not work in the system BIOS during startup.

Event: Power-Troubleshooter
The system has returned from a low power state.
Sleep Time: ‎2013‎-‎11‎-‎24T00:19:02.334201600Z
Wake Time: ‎2013‎-‎11‎-‎24T03:19:09.179443500Z
Wake Source: Unknown

The following is what I've tried so far based on these two links:
Spoiler: [URL] ....

1a. Go to Device Manager - Select each keyboard and mouse device and right-click Properties - Go to the Power Management tab and untick "Allow this device to wake the computer".

1b. Double checked the above for my onboard ethernet network card

2. Checked in Task Scheduler and no active task is set to allow to "wake the computer to run this task" having such launch time.

3. Checked in Automatic Maintenance and "Allow scheduled maintenance to wake up my computer at the scheduled time" is disabled.

4. Ran cmd as admin, and:

C:Windowssystem32>powercfg /lastwake
Wake History Count - 1
Wake History [0]
Wake Source Count - 0

[Code] .....

5. checked in Power Options>change plan settings>change advanced power settings and the "Allow wake timers" is disabled for both On Battery and Plugged in.

6. There's no relevant setting in the BIOS.

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Maintenance :: Windows 8.1 Won't Retain Changes To Power Option Settings

Sep 15, 2014

I've been trying to change my power options. I go into Power Saver, "change plan settings," and try to change the "On battery" setting from "Put the computer to sleep: 3 minutes" to "Put the computer to sleep: Never." (I want to make this change because I have a Dell XPS, and it can have difficulties waking up from sleep.)

I've made this change a number of times, but after a while my computer simply reverts back to the 3 minute setting on its own. So, I leave the machine alone for a few minutes, I come back, and it's asleep...even though I thought I had changed the setting to 30 minutes. And in fact, I *had* changed the setting to 30 minutes; the computer is somehow reverting to 3 minutes on its own.

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Maintenance :: Power Saver Settings Option Windows 8?

Aug 30, 2013

Use of the Power Saver Setting in Windows 8 lowers my pc temperature (at idle) by at least 6 degrees. Using this setting, my pc now idles at 27 degrees C. When I use High Performance, my idle temp is usually at least 33 degrees, or more. For those who have problems with their pc's running warm, this is just one of the things I've found which works for temperature lowering. My biggest impact on lowering temp was air cleaning the pc case interior - getting all the fuzzy balls out...... At one point, my idle temp was in the 50 to 60 degree range and I figured my disk was failing. After checking for a possible problem, I found much of the problem was my own maintenance procedure failure. So, if your pc seems to be running rather high, look around for the simple solutions - clean pc, use power settings, etc.

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Debugging :: Windows 8 Crashes After It Wakes Up From Sleep Mode

Sep 15, 2014

I've actually had this problem for a while, I really should have taken care of it sooner. It is mostly because I found ways around it, which probably aren't too good for my computer. If I leave music running in the background and put the computer to sleep then the error won't occur. Needless-to-say - and as the title says- The system crashes upon waking up from sleep mode. The screen turns blue and says: "Sorry, your computer encountered an error and needs to restart. We're just collecting some error info, and then we'll restart for you" The results from the diagnostic test have been attached

System recoveries and restores haven't worked, hence the reason why I've sort of given up on the problem until now.

My Specs
CPU: AMD FX(tm)-6100 Six-Core Processor 3.30 GHz
GPU: Geforce GT 640
16.0 GB
64-bit operating system, x64-based processor
Windows 8.1

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Maintenance :: How Safe Is The High Performance Power Plan In Windows 8.1

Sep 15, 2014

In the future I'm planning to build a new computer to replace this old hunk of junk and I'm curious as to one thing as I'm not entirely sure on this. Just how safe is using the High Performance Power Plan in Windows 8.1?

You see, my current rig is running an old i5 661, normally on the Balanced Power Plan on an old ASUS P7P55D-E Deluxe Motherboard with a GTX 660 and 4GB of RAM on 32-bit Windows 8.1.

But my future plan is to use an i5 4690K with a Corsair H110 All In One Water Cooler for CPU Cooling on a Z97 Motherboard and 8GB of RAM in 64-bit Windows 8.1.

I'm hoping to get quite a bit of performance on this next computer cause hey... I'm planning on using it for gaming and such. But also web browsing and chatting with friends. I hear how High performance is suggested for 'optimising' Windows 8.1 but how much safer is it...

And how much of a performance increase could I possibly see in comparison to the old rig?

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Maintenance :: Power And Log Off Icons Not Showing

Jul 23, 2014

The icons on the start menu and login screen are missing. how do i solve this?

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Maintenance :: How To Fix Kernel-power 41 Event

Jul 13, 2013

I got my new ASUS laptop on Mother's Day this year, and the first event happened a week later. I've had this same event happen 6 times since then as shown by the attached image.

I'm comfortable with computers but am not an IT person so I'm not comfortable performing tasks within my system unless I know what the heck I'm doing or why.

W7 forum said overclocking (it's not), heat (this last time it had been in sleep mode while I was out and within moments of waking it up it crashed), sudden loss of power (it's plugged in AND has 100% battery left) and so on. In other words, it doesn't appear to be related to any of those things. It just randomly happens.

1) why this keeps happening and

2) how to fix it?

I've been very disappointed in my new laptop since getting it; I've NEVER had such issues with a new computer before..and I thoroughly dislike Windows 8 and I doubt I'm alone in that view.

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Sep 15, 2014

I'm looking for a way to automatically shutdown PC at midnight and turn it back on at 16h during work days (while I'm at work). Is there a way to do that in the built-in scheduler or is there an app for that?

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Jul 18, 2014

I just got a new Win 8 computer. I love it, however it wakes from sleep mode every 15 minutes on the dot. It will wake for about 2 minutes than sleep again.

Is this something it should do in order to get some air flow every once in a while or can I stop it from doing this? I have searched around online and tried everything i have come across. I turned off the setting that allows programs to wake the computer, as well as made sure the ethernet connection doesn't wake it.

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Maintenance :: HP Pavilion 20 - Power Options Not Working

May 24, 2013

The power options on my computer have stopped working. The screen does not dim or turn off automatically and the computer does not sleep automatically.

I bought my HP Pavilion 20 all in one desktop two weeks ago and then power options stopped working a week ago everything else seems OK. I looked in the console and "balance" is checked, going further, all the times are set (display dimmed 5 mins, turn off display 10 mins, put computer to sleep 30 mins). A day or so before this happened I replaced the standard (rather cheap) wired keyboard and mouse with a Logitech k360 Keyboard and m326 mouse (both wireless).

I can put the computer to sleep using the keyboards sleep button. I also temporarily changed the "Put Computer to Sleep" section in Power Options console to "never" when "Windows Photo Gallery" needed to update the face recondition on my photos transferred from my old computer (it took over 24 hours). After "Windows Photo Gallery" had finished I changed it back to 30 mins and since then no power options.

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May 17, 2014

Have power options set to never sleep but it still does after about 20 minutes and I need to re-enter password to get going again.

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Jan 3, 2014

I recently noticed this strange behavior in my pc. When I restart my computer, cpu usage will stay around 20%, and fluctuate the usage of my processes (system host and firefox being the big hitters) to maintain this general figure. Upon putting my computer to sleep and reawakening, the symptoms are the same, except the usage hovers around 40%. This will continue until usage hovers around 99-100%.

I also just noticed that your TSG SysInfo (included below) says i have windows defender disabled, but I have been under the assumption that it is enabled. It has been since i uninstalled AVG as this was once a heavy hitter in my processes and I thought a cause to some of this.

Before this I didn't think this was a virus, because I've run multiple malware searches including malwarebytes in and outside of safemode but now I'm not so sure.

Also most likely related, my pc takes (literal) hours to shut down.

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Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4700MQ CPU @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16178 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 905049 MB, Free - 561457 MB; D: Total - 25599 MB, Free - 22620 MB;
Motherboard: LENOVO, 20217
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Oct 6, 2013

I am tired of having a computer in my bedroom waking up sometimes multiple times in the morning hours--like approximately 3 or 4 A.M. Support people have tried to stop this operation but to no avail. It still is doing it although less frequently now. This morning at 3:14 A.M., it woke up automatically and then shut down a few minutes later.

In Event Viewer it said at 3:14 A.M.: The system time has changed to ‎2013‎-‎10‎-‎06T10:14:28.500000000Z from ‎2013‎-‎10‎-‎06T06:11:17.671868600Z. Change Reason: System time synchronized with the hardware clock. I attached a screen shot of the info in Event Viewer, for your reference.

Why does the computer have to do this at 3:14 A.M.? Can't this occur some other time like during the day when the computer is running?

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I have Asus N550LF, always on boot or when i unplug the charger power management set to high performance which is causing the battery life to decrease ( wear level 7%), since i found out H.P. causes this i always set it to Balanced but its annoying to do it every time i boot up, any way to set it to default?

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