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Show power icon in tray on desktop PC [duplicate]

I have many power plans in my desktop PC - one is optimized for downloading (PC doesn't sleep but turns the display off), one for reading, one for games and so on. But the problem is that I have no ...
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Aero failure and errors after power loss

After a recent power loss I experienced, I rebooted (more slowly than usual) to find that Windows Aero failed to load (a High Contrast theme was loaded similar to Windows Classic and Aero themes were ...
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Kernel-power event ID 41 task category 63

I have been having problems recently with my Asus N53Sv laptop, it will randomly shut off even at high battery levels (I even bought a new battery thinking it was the problem) It even dies when I log ...
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Powering Off Hard Disks, is a life saver or life depleter?

Hardware description and problem introduction: I'm a Home user and I use Windows in a Home PC, I have 4 internal hard disks connected and running, 1 hard drive is for the OS, and the other hard ...
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My windows 7 keeps randomly freezing when I'm doing a variety of activitiess

The screen stays the same but goes unresponsive, and I get a loud ringing robotic sound through my headset. Log Name: System Source: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power Date: ...
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Power button doesn't work in WIndows 7

So I have a dell notebook which doesn't shut down when I press the power button. I can select shutdown from the Start Menu though. I think it's a software problem because I can turn on the computer ...
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New system build off/on issue

I just built a new system with the following specs. The problem I'm having is when I do a reset or turn the computer on it exhibits behaviors I think are not normal but I'm not sure since its a UEFI ...
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Can I force my bootloader to load windows 7 instead of Asus Express Gate Cloud

I have an ASUS netbook that I dropped recently and now the power button isnt working. The only way I can boot up is by booting into Asus Express Gate Cloud (which is a different button) then pressing ...
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2012 Sony Vaio Often Shuts Down, Restart on its Own, or Will not Boot

My friend has a Sony Vaio he bought in 2012 Model: VPCEH27FD CPU: i5-24XXM (Will get the specifics later) RAM: 4GB DDR3 Graphics: Nvidia GT410M HDD: 750GB SATA3 OS: Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium ...
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windows 7 monitor instantly resumes from power off

It seems that some service or program is preventing my monitor from going into power save mode but I cannot find a way to dig down the cause. Does anybody know a way to find out which event may be ...
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How can I set my Windows 7 desktop with a UPS to automatically turn on after a power outage is over?

I've got a Windows 7 desktop system with an APC UPS to provide backup power during power outages. I've got the UPS connected to the system with a USB cable so that the built-in Windows power utility ...
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Can I create/save a hybernation state to recover from *without* actually hibernating?

I'd like to be able to have my computer resume to it's last state (open programs etc) in the event of a forced or unintended power-off without having to actually hibernate or hybrid-sleep my machine. ...
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Hibernate or shutdown computer? When power breaks

My last computer had one of too many power breaks - the electricity popped, and eventually had my hard-drive corrupted (probably). After reading a few articles about hibernation, I'm yet to understand ...
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Repeatedly wake up, perform task, hibernate for hardware troubleshooting

I'm currently trying to prove a hardware malfunction to the hardware vendor. The system occasionally performs a hard shutdown (like a power loss), with batteries fully loaded. The problem seems to be ...
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How do I change power settings on my laptop to hear audio while running on battery?

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad with Windows 7. I can hear sound when my laptop is powered up on AC power. While on battery power I can not hear streaming media, such as YouTube. I was informed that I ...
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1answer
102 views

HP HDX 16 1200CTO laptop power cuts in and out (charging cuts in and out)

I have an HP HDX 16 1200CTO laptop that has been having a problem for quite sometime. The charger cuts in and out when I'm using the computer; however, it does not when the computer is asleep, off, ...
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No Hybrid Sleep in Windows 8?

As you can see below, there is no hybrid sleep option like there is in Windows 8. Is it enabled by default with sleep or hibernation or is it gone entirely? <- Windows 8 vs Windows 7 -> Edit: ...
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Does a previously sleeping Windows PC automatically resume after power loss?

I have Hybrid sleep active which makes it so the computer sleeps and remains powered on in a low-power state while also creating a hibernation backup file. If I leave my machine in this state and the ...
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2answers
195 views

Does hibernation data persist without power?

My office shuts down power every weekend while I generally like to keep things open and all set to go for Monday. If I hibernate on Friday, will the hibernation state persist without power so I can ...
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1answer
135 views

Is it possible to create a custom power plan?

I have seen some software that can create and switch automatically between power plans, like TuneUp utilities and Xilisoft Video Converter. How can I create my own custom power plan in Windows 7 ...
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Windows Power Options Clarification

So I was looking through the Windows 7 power options via Control Panel today, and I realized I had a couple of unresolved questions as to the nature of various choices. I was wondering if someone ...
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Windows 7 Export Power Plan Settings

How can I export my custom Power Plan Settings in Windows 7?
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554 views

Win 7 - Hidden properties of power management and weird performance

I just bought a new Alienware laptop. Benchmarks (like 3DMark 11) were great and consistent with reviews for the machine. But I had to reinstall the OS (Win 7 Pro x64), and, in doing so, I ...
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USB 3 port fails to enable my keyboard during boot

My laptop has both USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports. I've connected: mouse -- USB 2.0 port keyboard -- USB 3.0 port On starting the system, the mouse is active however the keyboard does not function. ...
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Windows 7 USB power lose after a few seconds / minutes

My friend's computer has a problem where the USB ports causes problems with the power of some devices connected to the computer. The USB mouse has no problems, however the Wireless Adapter looses ...
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Set specific USB port to turn on and off on schedule

I am trying to have a USB powered device (lets just say a USB lamp, for example) be automatically turned on at a certain time of day, and then automatically turned off at a time later in the day. I ...
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How to switch to laptop screen from external display automatically on power loss?

I recently got a external LCD display for my laptop. It is connected via the VGA port. I am using the "Projector Only" mode by pressing the Fn+F3 function on my laptop. This makes the laptop's screen ...
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Windows 7 won't wake when opening lid

I've got a Samsung Series 5 laptop running Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium, fully patched. It used to wake up from sleep by opening the lid, when I would put it to sleep by closing the lid. Unfortunately ...
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Reseting Macbook Pro keyboard and trackpad's power usage on Windows?

I recently installed a utitlity for Windows (ASUS Ai Charger) which modifies the USB ports on the computer to output more power (for charging iPads, etc). The problem is, I believe it is also giving ...
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156 views

Can I detect when the power went out/came back on with my windows 7 laptop?

my office is having some power problems, and I was wondering if there is anything in windows 7 (or software anyone could recommend) that would help monitor the power fluctuations. I have a windows ...
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1answer
803 views

Laptop keeps shutting off at random

My laptop has been just randomly shutting off. I've had my laptop for about 3-4 years and I've kept it good as new. But sometimes when I leave it on and come back to it after 2 mins, the computer will ...
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1answer
665 views

Sony VAIO power button does not react from time to time

I have a brand new Sony VAIO S series, running a non-bloated and non-preinstalled Windows 7 ultimate edition, which randomly? does not react at all when pressing the power button, even when the ...
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Windows notebook power consumption monitor

Is there some kind of SW similar to Android phone's power monitor? I would like to know the amount of power the wifi/various applications have taken.
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Network card (link-status LED) still active after shutdown from Windows 7 (but not from XP)

When I shut down Windows 7, my NIC remains active and the link status LED on the router remains lit. When I shut down Windows XP, it does not. Further, rebooting XP causes the NIC to shutdown as well, ...
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How Can I keep my Computer from going to Sleep when certain programs are running but let it go to sleep when those program are not running ? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Prevent Windows 7 PC from sleeping while a download is in progress "How Can I keep my Computer from going to Sleep when certain programs are running but let it go to ...
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How to measure the power consumed by a program in Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows application that debug battery consumption I have the following dilemma: I am testing several programs which have power saving features that can be used on ...
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1answer
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computer goes to sleep / freezes even though I have high performance setting set in Windows 7

So my computer should not be going to sleep but I think it is because when I play a flash movie on videoBB or another similar site for longer than 30 mins or so the computer fan goes off and even ...
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How can I force an internal hard drive to power on or off when I want?

Obviously there are power management settings which Windows uses to determine when to power a hard drive off, and when to power it back on again. Powered down I assume doesn't mean absolute zero ...
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2answers
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Strange laptop wakeup. Why does it happen?

Here is what happens: I put my laptop to sleep. I turn on my light My laptop wakes up. Why does this happen? BTW, they are both connected to the same power strip. Could my laptop recognize ...
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2answers
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Computer sponteously reboots when doing heavy file copy to/from disk

I've been fighting with this problem for the last 3 weeks where my machine will just instantly reboot. No BSOD, and when i checked the event log all that was reported was the generic "Kernal-power" ...
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What software issues are caused by power failure shutdowns? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is unplugging the power from a PC in standby or in normal mode bad for it? I have a laptop that had a failing battery. The battery life was very bad and if I ...
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2answers
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USB Power off on shut down or Eject

Done quite a bit of searching and found lots more questions but so far no answers. I need to shut down power to a USB hard drive when the computer shuts down. I understand why Vista and Windows 7 both ...
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1answer
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Power plans disappeared from system tray

I just reinstalled Windows 7 Service Pack 1 in my HP laptop. After installing all drivers from HP, I installed HP Power Manager that comes with the factory installation and it broke something with the ...
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Automatic WakeUp from Hibernation on Windows 7

I scheduled a task in Windows 7 to play music at a particular time of the day. The scheduler allows a setting that makes the laptop power up from Sleep/Hibernation mode automagically. I guess that ...
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Sleep shortcut in win7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the command to use to put your computer to sleep (not hibernate)? When I try to create a sleep shortcut in windows 7 x64 using this code: ...
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3answers
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Computer only works on its side

My Windows 7 computer started shutting down seemingly randomly recently. Basically, within a 10-120 seconds from hitting the power button, the computer just powers off as if I unplugged it. No BSOD, ...
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1answer
212 views

I modified my registry and now my laptop doesn't report its battery or power settings

I saved a backup of my registry and then made a change to it. After the change, the Windows 7 battery meter no longer reported how much battery power was left. I also was no longer able to change ...
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Using power button to turn off my locked Windows 7 machine

I want to use the power button to turn off my Windows 7 machine without having to login or unlock it. I want to do this on my machine, plus we will likely want to do it on some student lab machines. ...
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CPU usage goes up while computer enters into screensaver/screen goes dark

Computer/Laptop: Lenovo T500 When I leave my PC, it turns off the display after X minutes. That's fine. However, since I use "Proccess Explorer" (SysInternals) there is a bit of a history in my ...
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How to determine the source for wakeup in hibernate

I have a big problem with my home theater PC that runs Windows 7 64Bit. Normally, I send that PC to hibernate every evening, but from time to time, it keeps waking up for no obvious reason, and stays ...