#StackBounty: #windows-10 #sleep #power-management Windows 10 won't sleep or turn off after being on for a few hours

Bounty: 50

Here’s what I’ve tried:

  • Updating video drivers: GeForce GT 740M up to date
  • Updating network drivers: Realtek PCIe up to date
  • NEW: Updating chipset drivers: They were already up to date
  • Updating BIOS: Updated to A10
  • Turning off hybrid-sleep
  • turning off hibernation completely
  • Disabling wake timers on all energy plans
  • Turning off waking on magic packet/pattern match
  • Unplugging all USB and Bluetooth devices
  • Setting the sleep idle timer for something else than “never”
  • Disabling waking up devices shown in powercfg -devicequery wake_armed
  • Some other things that I don’t remember now. Please ask in the comments before marking as duplicate.

If I turn on my computer and open all my applications, I can put my computer to sleep with no problem, but after some hours of it being on, if I try to put it to sleep, it will turn off the screen, but it will not sleep, and the only way to use the computer again is to force a restart by holding down the power button.

This started to happen after I switched my old HD to an SSD and reinstaled windows 10.

EDIT 1: Tried shutting Chrome off and running powercfg -requestsoverride Driver "Legacy Kernel Caller" System without success


  • When I manually put my machine to sleep, after letting it on after 2+ hours, the screen will turn off, but the power light and the wifi light will stay on, and then I need to forcefully turn the computer off by holding the power button.
  • The powercfg -requests command was showing the following result:

    [PROCESS] DeviceHarddiskVolume4Program Files (x86)GoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe
    WebRTC has active PeerConnections

…But after killing chrome, it started to show the following:

[DRIVER] Chamador Kernel Herdado
(this is equivalent to [DRIVER] Legacy Kernel Caller)

I’ve tried running without success both:
powercfg -requestsoverride Driver "Legacy Kernel Caller" System
powercfg -requestsoverride Driver "Chamador Kernel Herdado" System

Two important things:
– The Kernel entry vanished after I closed Spotify
– I turned my computer on just now, so I can put it to sleep without problems even with the Kernel entry on my -requests, the issue seems to appear after 2 hours

I have reasons to believe the Kernel thing is not the issue, this forum post is similar to my problem, my computer won’t shut off also, after two hours.

Maybe this can be related, maybe not…
When sleeping normally (with the computer on for less than 2 hours), the disk light blinks a lot, and then it goes to sleep.
But when the sleep fails, the disk light blinks 3 or 4 times before turning off, and then the wifi light and power light stays on. That’s when the computer freezes.
My HD got replaced by a SSD recently, and that’s when the problems started. I’m using a Dell Inspiron 14R.

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#StackBounty: #windows-10 #autohotkey #window #mouse-click #mouse-cursor Displaying a custom animation at the click location on Windows…

Bounty: 50

There are plenty of programs regarding the alternation of the cursor appearance, especially for the Mac OS in which one can change the look of the cursor, on for example mouse events, with beautiful animations and figures. I was looking for an identical replacement of the Mouseposé app for Windows 10, but I was not fortunate enough, so far. If you do know of such an app, then please acquaint with me with.
However, I’ve found some that work pretty good (but not as desired) for Windows, like the CursorFX and the SpotOn TheMouse; the former looks appropriate, but it’s not visually compatible with the icons of Windows 10 and so does the latter, but it suffers from a low quality.

What I want to ask is apart from the aforementioned apps. Some scripts could be written for hot keys in Windows, but according to the answer given in this post, something alike the following will be produced as a result:

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As you can see, the Ctrl key is replaced with the mouse buttons and creates a functionality alike the aforementioned apps. But this default Windows 10 animation is so ugly, monstrous, very quick and inappropriate.

I want to create a situation, if possible, through the AutoHotKey script in which the following gorgeous SVG animation to appear when the mouse button clicks. How do I do this?
Thanks for all your helps.

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The animated SVG (Spinning-Circles.SVG) file (you can play it by opening it in a browser other than IE)
The animation I want to have at the click location in Windows 10.

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#StackBounty: #windows-10 #keyboard #asus-laptop 1 2 3 4 7 8 9 p and backspace not working

Bounty: 50

Hello I have an Asus x55c with a very problematic keyboard.

So basically I have a Winddows 10 and I can’t make my keyboard work with the following keys: 1 2 3 4 7 8 9 p and backspace

What I did.

  1. I uninstalled the driver from Device Manager and then restart.
  2. I checked the cables.
  3. I tried safe mode.
  4. I tried an older version of the same driver.

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#StackBounty: #windows-10 #latency #dpc High DPC latency Windows 10, unable to fix

Bounty: 300

I’ve had problems with Windows10 regarding DPC latency for a good while now, I’ve managed to relieve some of the issues but my computer still cannot process in real time according to latencymon.

I get audio crackling along with jaw dropping frame skipping and generally slow behaviour.

The main culprit is ndis.sys and also sometimes dxgkrnl.sys when playing games. I have yet to find out what is causing this problem, I’ve tried reinstalling wifi drivers, not using wifi (using LAN instead) and it still gives me latency.

Here are a few pastebins with my information:

My driver query: http://pastebin.com/UfN2Y9QV

My directX diagnostics: http://pastebin.com/j2wg7ugG

My latencymon results: http://pastebin.com/hFUPMe2A

It is important to note that Windows 8, the system this device came with had no issues, but whenever I downgrade to windows 8 now the same issues persist. I would rather fix the root of the problem instead of downgrading.

My device is an ASUS G771JM laptop.

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#StackBounty: #windows-10 #freeze How to stop application that freezed and locked task manager?

Bounty: 50

I had been playing a game and it stuck. So I press Ctrl-Alt-Del and menu appears. I select task manager and it opens, but, since my frozen application is fullscreen, the task manager is below it, so I get no access to task manager window.
No amount of pressing Alt-Tab, Alt-F4, Alt-Enter, Alt+mouse drag did help. I ended up pressing reset.
What was I supposed to do?

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#StackBounty: #ubuntu #windows-10 #virtual-machine #vagrant Error trying to add vagrant box ubuntu/wily64

Bounty: 50

For some reason I can’t download the ubuntu-wily box

$ vagrant box add ubuntu/wily64
==> box: Loading metadata for box 'ubuntu/wily64'
    box: URL: https://atlas.hashicorp.com/ubuntu/wily64
==> box: Adding box 'ubuntu/wily64' (v20160715.0.0) for provider: virtualbox
    box: Downloading: https://atlas.hashicorp.com/ubuntu/boxes/wily64/versions/20160715.0.0/providers/virtualbox.box
An error occurred while downloading the remote file. The error
message, if any, is reproduced below. Please fix this error and try

The requested URL returned error: 404 Not Found

This is strange because I can download xenial and trusty boxes with no issue:

$ vagrant box add ubuntu/trusty64
==> box: Loading metadata for box 'ubuntu/trusty64'
    box: URL: https://atlas.hashicorp.com/ubuntu/trusty64
==> box: Adding box 'ubuntu/trusty64' (v20170216.0.0) for provider: virtualbox
    box: Downloading: https://atlas.hashicorp.com/ubuntu/boxes/trusty64/versions/20170216.0.0/providers/virtualbox.box
    box: Progress: 51% (Rate: 910k/s, Estimated time remaining: 0:04:04)

Note that I was using this box on the same setup for weeks with no issues. When I noticed the issue I tried downgrading from 1.9.1 to 1.8.7 to see if the issue was solved.. it is not.

My development machine is running windows10 64bit, and here is my vagrant version info:

$ vagrant version
Installed Version: 1.8.7
Latest Version: 1.9.1

Edit Just tried this on my windows7 64bit laptop and got the same error. Maybe this is a bug on hashicorp’s side?

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#StackBounty: Prevent screen turning off when lid is closed

Bounty: 100

Is there a way to prevent the screen from being turned off when a laptop’s lid is closed? The power-action for closing the lid is already “do nothing”.

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#StackBounty: Copying files using MTP leads to 99% disk utilization

Bounty: 50

Since Android phones are no longer mounted as an external drive I’m having an issue with a copying of large amount of photos from the phone (no matter what – LG G3, Galaxy S7) to the laptop (Windows 10).

It starts at pretty good speed – I can see file name changing 3-4 times per second in the copying dialog – and then getting slower and slower till the moment when single file name could be displayed for up to 10 sec.

I would probably just live with it but I found that laptop’s performance degrades as well during this process as copying brings 99% disk utilization while transfer speed is far below the maximum for the SSD:

99% Disk utilization with transfer speed of 1.4MB/s

How to track down and fix the reason it is happening?

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