Sleep mode is a low-power state designed to provide very fast resuming of a computer's operation, with minimal power consumption.

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I'd like my laptop not to sleep with lid closed when I wake it over LAN

I configured WoL on my laptop and it's working perfectly. The only issue occurs when I wake my laptop from sleep with its lid closed - it will fall to sleep again after five seconds or so. Is there a ...
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Time out configuration for projecting to second screen on Windows 8.1 32bit

I am trying keep programs running with the display turned off on my windows 8.1 tablet, but cannot get it working properly no matter what. The display goes black but it is not completely turned off. ...
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Laptop waking up from sleep because of “power button”? (Windows 8.1)

My computer is brand new but has a serious problem - it wakes up from sleep mode on its own in the middle of the night, usually a couple hours after I put it into sleep mode. This problem is ...
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command to wake up the windows system after sleep command [migrated]

From C# program I want to call windows command prompt and make the system to sleep and after few seconds I should wake the system. I am successful in making the system sleep but I can't wake it up ...
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Is there a way of shutting down a Windows 7 computer after sleeping for X amount of time?

Just like you can set Windows 7 to hibernate after sleeping for X amount of time, can you also make it shutdown after a sleeping for a specific number of hours too? There doesn't seem to be a direct ...
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Windows 7 Halt on Wake

Whenever I wake my Windows computer from 'Sleep', one of a variety of things happens: the system acts normally and I can perform tasks instantly without any problem I can perform tasks immediately ...
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High Sleep Power Consumption in Yosemite

Over the last week, my OS X Yosemite (rMBP 2015) has been consuming large amounts of power in sleep mode (~20% over 12 hours). I am not aware of any particular thing I might have done to make this ...
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Domain keeps Windows 8.1 computer from sleeping

I've recently went back from Win 10 Tech preview to Windows 8.1, where my computer has been connected to my home domain with both operative systemes. This has never been an issue before and I havent ...
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Why my computer won't enter sleep mode?

My Windows 8.1 set sleep time and turn off display to 1 minute Network adapter wake the computer disabled. powercfg command seems to have no problem. Even powercfg -energy still found nothing ...
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Monitor on sleep mode if I connect to vga card

My monitor going to sleep mode if I connect to my nvidia VGA card card. LG monitor saying "SLEEP MODE ACTIVATED" Red light is blinking BUT I connect to my on board VGA it's working properly.... ...
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How to stop power light on PC from blinking when in sleep mode? [duplicate]

I regularly put my PC into sleep mode. Unfortunately the power button LED blinks every second and it's extremely bright blue which makes sleeping in the same room somewhat challenging. I have resorted ...
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PC keeps waking up from hybrid standby

If I put my PC into hybrid standby, every ~ 15 minutes it wakes itself up, mostly just showing a black screen and going to standby a few seconds later, all by itslef. I already looked into the ...
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Windows 8.1 Laptop; Is there a way for closed lid to cause sleep but not when there is a monitor hooked up?

Is it possible to make a laptop sleep when the lid is closed UNLESS there is an external monitor that is plugged in? Perhaps a registry hack or third party software? The control panel power settings ...
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My computer automatically turns on from sleep when i hit a light switch of my room

I've had this problem for a year now, sometimes when i turn the lights on, my computer (running Windows 8.1) automatically turn on from sleep and I have to put it back to sleep again, but this almost ...
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How can I stop my laptop from automatic waking up?

My laptop wakes up automatically exactly 12 hours after it was put into a sleep mode. It has this behavior from the beginning, it is very annoying, especially then the lid is closed and it wakes up ...
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Getting a MBP to hibernate/standby after some specific time spent in sleep even when plugged in

I'm aiming to produce the following behavior on both battery and AC power: Computer goes to sleep as usual upon closing lid or being idle for a few minutes. Computer hibernates if left asleep for 5 ...
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How to troubleshoot occasional failure to boot?

This only happens 10-20% of the time, which makes it tough for me to analyze. Basically, when I try to wake the PC from sleep or try to boot shortly after turning it off completely, nothing happens. ...
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Start Script Even When Mac Sleeps

I wrote a a python script to check the tmperature via API call and then change the color of my Philips Hue Lights regarding temperature and rain. The only problem I'm facing is that the whole thing ...
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Detect if the computer was sleeping at a certain hour [duplicate]

Is there a way to detect if a computer running Windows 7 was in sleep mode at a certain hour?
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Windows resumed from sleep normaly after BSOD

I resumed windows from hybrid-sleep and it worked for a few seconds then crashed so I turned it off and turned it on about 2 hours later but instead of 'starting windows' as expected, it resumed ...
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Dual Monitor set-up, put one to sleep, other stays the same (windows 7) [duplicate]

I have a dual monitor set up. How can I put one of them (main or not, should work with both, independently) and the windows don't change display? If I use windows+p or simply the screen button ...
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Laptop only sleeps when I close the lid a second time

I'm using a Lenovo Y-50 Touch with Windows 8.1 Update 1. I've noticed that in the past couple of weeks, I'm having issues with getting my laptop to sleep when I close the lid. I first noticed the ...
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display won't return after being turned off

I have a custom build PC running Windows 7. My problem started a few weeks ago. The power settings are set to not go to sleep and the display to never turn off, but despite this, after a certain ...
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Cannot Wake Laptop From Sleep

I just got a laptop with Windows 8.0 Pro 64 bit. I know this is common problem but I cannot get this solved. When the laptop goes to sleep, it cannot be woken up. I have tried to search google and ...
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Windows 7 laptop comes in hibernation from sleep and can't boot after that

I have a new OS installation on my laptop, Windows 7. I put PC into hibernation state. After that it can't boot from this state normally (error 0xC000009A on black screen), I have to perform cold ...
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Scripting sleep and wake up

I have an iMac that when it boots up the screen is all red and fuzzy, but if you put the Mac to sleep and wake it up again the screen is normal. Has anyone had this issue? If so what is it? I am ...
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How do I prevent removing a USB drive from waking my computer?

When I put my Windows 8.1 machine to sleep and then remove a USB drive, it wakes up. This is very annoying. Is there anyway to disable it? C:\Users\TallGuy>powercfg /lastwake Wake History Count - ...
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Laptop goes to sleep when lid is closed and disconnected from power

I am trying to work with my computer (Macbook Pro) attached to an external monitor, while the lid is closed. I can work on it when the laptop is connected to power, but when I disconnect it from the ...
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My ASUS computer keeps putting itself to sleep every night. How do I stop it? [duplicate]

Lately my computer has been putting itself to sleep about 40minutes after I go to bed. It doesn't sleep right when I close the computer lid, but after a while it puts itself to sleep. This is a ...
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Window 8.1 freeze after wakeup from sleep and hibernate

My Windows froze after wake up from sleep mode or resume from hibernate mode. Before this happen I was using it fine. It's up for a few second and then freeze (mouse/keyboard don't work, heard of ...
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Error 10053 on wampserver after sleeping the computer

I use WampServer for development testing purposes on my local computer (windows 8). I don't usually turn off the computer, I just close the cover (a laptop) and it sleeps. When I open it again, the ...
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Is it okay to use sleep mode for my laptop all the time? [duplicate]

I use many applications every day, so it's important for me to get the complete desktop state (all windows, shells, etc. in the same state they were in, etc.) back instantly when I turn on the ...
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Does UBUNTU partition (with GRUB) affect Windows 8.1 Sleep/Shutdown/Hibernate behavior?

I have a UBUNTU and Windows 8.1 dual boot installed on a dell Inspiron 14 5000. I'm considering removing UBUNTU though (although I am happy with it) because Windows is unable to consistently remain in ...
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My PC gets stuck while sleeping, on Windows 8.1

While installing Windows updates, I pressed the power button (set to do sleep), but my PC got stuck and I was forced to force shutdown by holding down the power button. Since then I cannot use sleep; ...
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Wierd screen colors when waking mac from sleep

I have mac mini with two monitors and sometimes when I wake it from sleep I get this weird screen: This is a normal screen: This isn't a big issue (at least I hope so) as it goes back to normal ...
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Need to reboot after waking from sleep mode on my windows 8.1 tablet

I searched and tried much but it does little help to my problem. When I put my tablet pc aside and it will sleep after 5 mins. This is what I expected by setting power config. However if I leave it ...
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Is it possible to define custom Power Nap tasks/behavior?

In OS X 10.8, Power Nap was introduced. When it's turned on, a machine can perform tasks like checking for new email and backing up using Time Machine. I was wondering if it is at all possible to ...
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New PSU installed computer wont wake from sleep mode

I hope this is the right place to put this. As stated above I recently purchased a new PSU (CORSAIR AX series CP-9020045-NA/RF 760W ATX12V). Everything went well until I put my computer to sleep. ...
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Ways to shut down/sleep and wake up hard drives on command?

I have a rather noisy storage HDD in my SSD-based system (Win 8.1). Since I need the HDD only once a day tops, I have been looking for a way to keep it in sleep mode or otherwise shut down and wake it ...
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Windows 8 webcam automatically taking a photo when it wakes up

Is it possible to have the webcam take a picture if my computer is woken from sleep mode? I have seen that there are some programs with motion detection, but I would prefer a method that takes a ...
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OSX Sleep mode messes with sound and window sizes

Here is my work environment: 13" Retina Macbook Pro 2015 (The Force Touch thing) Latest OSX External DELL Screen connected with HDMI (set as the main screen) Apple Earbuds connected to the rMBPs ...
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Wi-Fi still connected while MacBook in sleep mode

My brand new MacBook is still connected with Wi-Fi even after I put it in sleep mode. I discovered this when I pinged the MacBook's IP address from another machine accidentally. Is this normal? Or a ...
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How to “sleep” a Windows 8 laptop without closing the lid

I have a Dell XPS Windows 8 laptop. I'd like to be able to "sleep" it overnight without needing to close the lid (often it is on a laptop stand where closing it is awkward). The "Power" menu has ...
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Laptop shuts down by closing the lid when plugged, not goes to sleep as it should

I have installed Debian 8.0 Jessie with Gnome on my HP ProBook 430 G2. The weird problem is that when I close the lid while laptop is plugged, it shuts down and does not go to sleep as it does when ...
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Dell XPS Running Windows 8.1 Not Entering Sleep Mode --> Shuts Down

Recently, my Dell XPS running windows 8.1 (which had been upgraded from Win7) attempts to go into sleep mode but just shuts down (without properly closing documents or browsers). Any advise?
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Connect to sleeping computer without access to router

is there any way how to connect to sleeping PC remotely without static IP and access to my router? I know that dynamic IP should not be a problem because TeamViewer can work without static ip. ...
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BSOD on Resume and in Low Power States (error switches between ntoskrnl, fltmgr, and ntfs)

I have a BSOD that keeps reoccurring with different culprits. It never occurs at startup. It only occurs when the system is sleeping or has just woken from sleeping. I notice that it only seems to ...
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Windows 8.1: Keep remote monitors/displays off during RDP

In the mornings, I leave my user account logged into my Windows 8.1 Pro desktop. My monitors power off a few minutes before I leave my home. Later, I RDP to that PC using the same username.. which ...
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How do I turn off caffeinate if I want to allow my machine to sleep normally?

I often use caffeinate to ensure that tasks on my OS X systems run to completion without interruption, and would like to be able to disable caffeinate to allow normal sleep once my tasks have ...
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Magic Mouse doesn't reconnect after sleep - Yosemite

i had an interessting issue with my MacBook Pro and the Magic Mouse after upgrading to 10.10.3. Every time I went to a meeting and disconnected everything from my MBP (USB Keyboard, ext. Display, ...