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windows 7 professional desktop goes to sleep even after setting sleep to “never”

Dell desktop goes to sleep and prevents my being able to log me in even after I set the power settings to never sleep mode. I have checked whether its hibernating and it is not. Wonder what other ...
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How do I tell if my computer supports hibernation?

In Windows Vista, there is regular Hibernation as well as a Hybrid Sleep mode. These features can be found and enabled in the Power Options dialog (advanced settings). For some reason, I don't have ...
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How does a computer crash while powered off?

When I put my desktop computer in sleep mode I can simply wake it up by pressing a button on the keyboard. Easy! But whenever there's a power outage the computer needs to do a complete boot up to ...
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Is it more cost efficient to keep my computer on and allow it to go into S4/Hibernate? [closed]

I have a desktop PC and and it goes into S4/Hibernate after about 1/2 hour of it being on. Is it wasting electricity by turning it on and off and not just keep it on overnight in S4/Hibernate?
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Internal UPS for desktop computers? [closed]

I was wondering, are there internal UPS'es available for desktop computers? Every laptop has something like a UPS in it: The battery pack. Desktop computers don't consume that much power, it should ...
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Desktop PC power supplies - will a fancy one save power (while powering same hardware components)?

Say I put a cheap power supply into a PC, could I save electricity costs by replacing it with some kind of fancy PSU (that's "more efficient" or has some kind of intelligent power management)? I know ...
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Is a laptop computer going to save its extra cost compared to a desktop computer due to lower electricity consumption, after more than one year? [closed]

There's a lot of talk with people advising laptop users that they gain only mobility and other advantages while they always lose on money. But I noticed the monitor of an old desktop computer can go ...
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Simulate “battery mode” for windows desktop even though it is not connected to battery

Is there a way to fool windows desktop to think that it is running off a battery (like in a laptop) ? I need to do this to do some testing in battery mode, but I don't have a laptop on hand to do ...