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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SATA drives not going to sleep on debian wheezy - only hdparm -y works

I have several WD Green and one Seagate Barraccuda drive in my home-server (Intel H81 platform). Recently I noticed that none of them is going to standby anymore. They've been running for weeks now. I ...
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How to hibernate Windows on Power Loss and Wake When Power is Restored?

I'm running a Windows 8 tablet in my car as my stereo and have it powered to the ignition (so it only charges on ACC). I'm using EventGhost for automation processes and I'd like to be able to have ...
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Put a Win 7 computer to sleep AND wake it up on schedule

The computer in our bedroom puts on a light show every night around 3 when it starts to update Windows. I'd like to put the PC to sleep at a fixed time and then have it wake up on its own at a later ...
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Keeping Virtual Wifi (As it was) before sleep/hibernation

I've seen these 2 questions Keeping Virtual Wifi (Soft) Access point after reboot Trigger Task Scheduler in Windows 7 when computer wakes up from sleep/hibernate But I don't want the virtual WiFi ...
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Mac insomnia: Finding what's keeping my Mac up within console?

I have a 15" rMBP from late 2013 and it's been great. However, I have noticed there are times where I will shut the lid and the system will simply not go to sleep. Many times I am packing it after a ...
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ping repeater at bootup and never stop

I have a wireless repeater which for some reason loves to go into sleep mode all the time, even if it is not supposed to. The manufacturer swears it's not a defect, and when it works, it works great. ...
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Waking up my computer every minute

Gday. I would like to set up my laptop, an Asus netbook w/o the "resume previous power state" feature my dell desktop has, to turn on when AC power is restored after a power loss. In my particular ...
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What's waking up my PC?

When I place my PC to sleep, it goes to sleep for 2 min and then wakes up again on its own. I ran cmd.exe as an admin and then typed powercfg -last wake and -requests and I got nothing really that ...
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Acer Aspire E1-572G doesn't wake up

I recently got a new Acer Aspire E1-572G and every time I sleep it closing the lid it is impossible to wake it up. I applied the solutions to this question but the problem persists. I already had ...
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Logitech Mouse/Keyboard Combo (MK520) takes 30 seconds to start after resuming from sleep

When I wake up my windows 7 x64 from sleep, the MK520 set (Keyboard + Mouse) takes about 30 seconds to start working (maybe while the USB receiver and/or the devices are getting reinstalled). All the ...
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How to prevent scheduled tasks from running as soon as computer wakes up?

Example: I have a task that is scheduled for 6 am every day (only if I'm logged on). If my computer sleeps/hibernates all night until 9am, upon waking up the task will then run even though it missed ...
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Power Management: Have Win 7 box turn on and off at a scheduled time

I sometimes need to run a batch job on my Win 7 Pro workstation at a fixed time. I use the scheduler to make sure the task runs then. But, I need to disable sleep beforehand, which wastes lots of ...
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My laptop not going to sleep, how to turn deep s3 on?

I have got an Asus x202e laptop. The problem I am facing is the laptop never goes to sleep, hibernates or shuts down. I am facing a real difficulty with this. I updated all my drivers. once I give any ...
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Can I prevent my Windows laptop from waking up when the lid opens?

My laptop (a Lenovo Thinkpad W530 running Windows 7) regularly wakes from a sleep state in my bag, draining battery and overheating badly (even when I make a point to leave the fans unobstructed by ...
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Laptop does not go to hibernate or sleep

I've got an Acer Aspire E1-572G laptop which has two graphic cores...Radeon HD 8750M & Intel HD 4400 So! What does that have to do with my problem you may ask! My laptop doesn't go to hibernate, ...
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Identifying the cause why a Windows computer wakes up from sleep

I put my Windows 7 desktop to sleep when it's unused. I noticed that it wakes up around the same time every night. How can I identify the cause?
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All windows moving back to primary monitor after waking up from sleep

I have an external monitor connected to my laptop, and I put my laptop to sleep whenever I am not using it. But, upon resuming, all of the windows that were on the desktop on my secondary monitor ...
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Laptop sometimes powers off during sleep; trouble diagnosing

I am trying to diagnose some issues with a friend's Lenovo IdeaPad U350 (3-4 years old), running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit: Laptop turns itself off sometimes shortly after sleeping. Generally running ...
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How do I use caffeinate to prevent my computer from sleeping while a script runs?

This morning I started a very long running script with: caffeinate python spam.py and when I checked in on the computer several hours later, the computer was asleep! I moved the mouse and the ...
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Laptop hangs before sleeping, hibernating or shutting down

I installed a new Samsung EVO 840 SSD on my Asus K53SD laptop. Now the laptop hangs when it tries to go into sleep mode. I have to force a shutdown to get back into Windows. I have installed all ...
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Windows 8.1: HDMI switches of after 20 min, where to prevent?

All, I've got an HDMI cable connected to my amplifier for sound/video. After updating Windows 8 to 8.1 my audio system automatically switches to my PC speakers. When touching my PC again it comes ...
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Windows 8.1 will not go back to sleep after waking up

I have problems putting Windows to sleep and starting the screen saver on my new Windows 8.1 machine. Sleep mode and screen savers work only when the computer is first powered up (or restarted). But ...
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Microsoft USB dual receiver wireless keyboard (mouse and keyboard center) keeps waking up computer

I have found out what is waking my computer up 1 minute after I click sleep. My Microsoft dual receiver wireless keyboard (mouse and keyboard center) in device manager is the culprit, according to ...
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Trying to prevent Windows from hibernating/sleeping automatically

My Dell XPS 8700 (Win 7) suddenly began putting itself to sleep at 6pm daily, even if I'm typing. I don't know what caused this to occur, except possibly a windows update that took place in the ...
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Put computer to sleep on battery, but wake up when power is restored?

I have a server that is UPS backed - I don't think the UPS is managed. However Windows detects that it is on battery, and I can have Windows go to sleep after 1 minute when this happens. However I ...
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What is preventing my computer from going idle?

When I first boot my Windows 7 computer, it will go idle if I stop using it - first the screensaver comes on, then the computer goes to sleep after a certain amount of time. This is the expected ...
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Loss of memory when system is mistakingly inactive

I have an application (FEM-Simulation) which runs about 24 hours and takes about 60%-70% of my memory. When I keep working or surfing during the simulation, it runs without any problems. But when I ...
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How to put Windows to sleep when monitor (HDMI) is turned off?

I have a HTPC (Intel NUC) connected to TV via HDMI. Is it possible to put Windows to sleep when the TV is turned off? It seems that Windows does have built-in detection for when monitor is turned ...
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Sleep Freezes Laptop

My laptop freezes when it automatically goes to sleep (or hibernate) due to Control Panel's Power Options settings. I can not get the laptop to wakeup by pressing any keys including Control + Alt + ...
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Is failure to hibernate linked to CPU load / memory usage or if too many programs are running? [duplicate]

My new system (Dell, Windows 7) sometimes refuses to hibernate. I press hibernate, the screen goes black for an instance, and then immediately goes back to the log-in screen. Only after i close a ...
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Windows 8.1 power plans: No password prompt when monitor wakes but password prompt when PC wakes

Is it possible to get Windows 8.1 to not ask for a password when the monitor comes out of power saving mode, but still ask for a password when the PC wakes from sleeping? Setting the "Turn off the ...
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RDP to Windows 7 is stuck on Welcome screen after wake-on-lan from sleep

I am trying to set up wake-on-lan for my office desktop (Windows 7 Enterprise). I want it to sleep when I am not there, unless I wake it up remotely and use it in a remote desktop session. Things ...
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Flaky keyboard after Windows 7 comes out of sleep

I am sometimes getting wierd mouse/keyboard when my laptop comes out of sleep. For example, pressing the , key always results in a <, regardless of caps lock being on or not. Its pretty bizarre. I ...
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How can I prevent loss of shared folder connectivity after hibernating in Windows 7?

I have a shared folder on a Windows 7 64-bit machine, but my Windows 8.1 computer cannot access the folder after the Windows 7 machine goes into hibernate. Is there anyway I can reestablish that ...
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How to remap a single specific Key to a Windows Shorcut?

My keyboard does not have a "Sleep" Key to put my PC to sleep, so I created a Windows Shorcut to put my PC to sleep. Now I want to map a single specific Key to that Shortcut, but all Windows ...
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VPN plus Wake on LAN: Are there excessive security risks in remotely connecting to my computer with such a config?

My problem seems very simple: I have a laptop that has close to no internal storage, but a home PC that has tons. I want to be able to use the HDs on my home PC (which are shared across the local ...
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How to disable turning on computer by mouse clicking?

I have a PC with installed Windows 8. If I want to turn it on after computer sleeping (or however it is called :P), I can simply do mouse click. The problem is: my mouse is really sensitive and ...
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Windows Vista Laptop won't sleep automatically

I have an Acer Laptop running Vista Home edition. Try as I might I cannot get it to sleep automatically after a period of inactivity. I've been making changes in the Select a Power Plan dialog, ...
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Bootcamp on iMac

My windows 8.1 installation does not seem to honor power settings. The display shuts off after about 1 minute of inactivity regardless of what power settings are set to. Does anyone have any ideas on ...
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Asus N750JV laptop Smart-Pad no longer works with gestures after lid is closed / sleep mode

Using Windows 8.1, after closing the lid or setting my Asus N750JV laptop to sleep / hibernate, when resuming the touchpad no longer reads multitouch gestures like pinch, zoom etc. It behaves like a ...
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Why does firefox open to Bing ads on awakining from sleep mode?

Why does firefox open to Bing ads on awakining from sleep mode? and that is with firefox closed not open, also it does not do this every time.
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Avoiding sleep when lid is close and no one is logged in

I've an old Dell Latitude laptop that I've converted to CentOS 6.5. As this is going to work like a server (i.e. no one will use it directly) I've changed from UI the power management option to ignore ...
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wake laptop over hdmi from tv?

I have XBMC setup on my laptop, which is connected to my tv via an HDMI cable. On the laptop I am running ubuntu 13.10. Would it be possible to have my laptop sleep and wake depending on whether the ...
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how can disk be invisible for a moment

I did try to run mony linux in PC ram 500MB disk 40GB cpu 1,5GHz and sometimes after reboot linux like tinycore puppy partedmagic after load kernel and initrd in one time it can not see disk folders ...
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Light sleep for Win 8 Laptops

Is there some program allowing custom Sleeping configuration in Windows 8 on laptop? I would like to set up these options: turning off CPU turning off Fan turning off HDD turning off screen keeping ...
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Glitches after closing/opening laptop lid. T410p, NVIDIA

I've just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a Lenovo T440p. I have an integrated Intel GPU, which works fine (until now), and another gpu (NVIDIA GeForce 730M) which I wanted to use instead. I installed the ...
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Windows 8.1 BSOD when waking from sleep if ATA HDD password set in BIOS

I installed Intel ssd 520 (180GB) into my HP 8560w notebook with Windows 8.1. The system works fine, if no HDD ATA password set. However I wish to take advantage of the encryption feature, so I have ...
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Windows 8.1, computer does wil not go into sleep mode [closed]

Awhile back I rebuilt my desktop with Windows 8 Pro. I recently update to Windows 8.1, and now it will not go to sleep. I really don't want to use all that extra power if I am asleep. Anyone have a ...
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“Check Signal Cable” when computer is off - how to make it just a blank screen?

I upgraded the graphics card (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670) driver tonight, and I'm having this odd problem. State: monitor is on and computer is off Before update: the monitor went into sleep mode(?) and ...
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Windows 7 PC going to sleep while streaming video in web browser

This odd behavior just started happening on my Windows 7-based HTPC in the last couple of weeks. Whenever I'm watching video in my web browser (both Firefox and Chrome), the sleep setting of the PC ...