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Windows 7 computer won't go to sleep

    Question

  • My Windows 7 computer won't go to sleep. I have a home network with a main desktop in a Home Group with my laptop. After researching a lot, I determined that it is the HomeGroup that is responsible for this, as show by the powercfg /requests output:

    DISPLAY:
    None.
    
    SYSTEM:
    [DRIVER] \FileSystem\srvnet
    An active remote client has recently sent requests to this machine.
    
    AWAYMODE:
    None.

    This is without anything on the laptop actually open from the Desktop and vice versa.

    Now I found a work-around, where I can override srvnet through the following command:

    powercfg /requestsoverride DRIVER srvnet SYSTEM

    And this works great, except it breaks the HomeGroup, because if I'm pulling a video or something from the desktop to my laptop, the desktop will go to sleep on me, interrupting playback.

    And I did set the NIC to wake from MagicPacket only, as the other mode resulted in the computer being unable to stay asleep for more than 10 minutes at a time. Disabling MagicPacket had no effect on the computer's ability to go to sleep.

    And of course my NIC driver is up to date.

     

    So how can I allow my desktop to sleep without breaking the HomeGroup?

     

    Monday, May 31, 2010 4:04 AM