I have a puzzler with a Windows 8.1 system. Even though under power options both sleep and hibernate are set to "never" as is turning off the display, the system is still sleeping. I'm running automated tests overnight, so I'm wondering if the automation tool is the cause. Whatever the case, tests get blocked because the system has fallen asleep. Taking a look at the Windows event logs, it does show the system going to sleep due to it being idle. Any feedback would be appreciated! The system I'm testing has a 7265/STP card.
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I would like to verify more information about the system and the issue you are having so I can have a clear picture of the issue.
Please provide the following:
I'm doing internal testing with a BDW-ULT board. The tool is something one of our developers created, so it's for internal use only. I'm managing power options via Win 8.1's power options from the control panel (where you can select a power plan, and then choose advanced settings). I did install the wireless adapter.
The issue is intermittent -- I ran tests overnight and it worked fine. When it went to sleep the other day, the system event log does show an S3 event, with the cause a vague application API request, but no mention of which application.
So why do you think this is being caused by the Wireless adapter?
If you uninstall this software you mentioned, what happens? Is the issue still happening?
It sometimes will go to sleep even if the automation software isn't running (it's a stand-alone executable). I don't 100% know if it's the wireless adapter or not, I just selected this particular community as it was associated with what I'm testing. The issue is intermittent and unpredictable.