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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PC enters a state where it's “sleeping” but cannot wake up

Sometimes, I come back to my computer to see it look like it's sleeping, but I'm unable to wake it up (either with the keyboard/mouse or with the power button). The power light on the front of my ...
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What is constantly using my audio device?

My PC Asus Windows 7 laptop doesn't go to sleep automatically. Here's what is causing it, I guess: powercfg -requests DISPLAY: None. SYSTEM: [DRIVER] Realtek High Definition Audio ...
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MacBook Pro shutting off and not able to wake up

I see there are others with this problem. My computer kept turning off until finally I couldn't turn it back on. It was giving me a message "the Start Up disk was full" and suggesting I rid of some ...
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Secondary Monitor not waking up

I have an Acer aspire laptop, with an external monitor, connected through VGA. I use the "Projector Only" Function. When I put the computer to sleep, then wake it again, Both screens remain blank. I ...
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Apple late early 2009 MacBook Pro does not wake (easily) from sleep

My MacBook Pro does not wake up from sleep. Someone told me (because she also had a problem with the same symptoms as mine) there is a sensor at the hinge at the bottom of the display that tells the ...
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Why is my event log showing all these errors on Windows 8.1? [closed]

I run Plex Media Server on this box and that works beautifully. But one thing that I've had trouble with for months, it seems, is that the computer never goes to sleep, no matter what setting I choose ...
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Windows 7 x86 Laptop USB disable on sleep mode

I have an acer Aspire e1-510 Laptop.I bought it few mounths ago. I have a problem, if i put the laptop in Sleep Mode or Hibernate the power of the usb hubs will be disabled.I don't know how to explain ...
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Elitebook 8570w

Before I went to bed, I set the laptop to sleep by first locking it with Windows + L and then clicking sleep at the power button below. However, when I woke up the next day, I opened up my laptop ...
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My PC is going to sleep immediately upon startup

My computer is acting very strange lately. Frequently, when I turn on my computer, the monitor immediately refuses to turn on - I just see the orange light and a message telling me the monitor is ...
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Windows 7 sleep/hibernate not working with dual boot

I have a Lenovo W520 laptop with a SSD in the main bay and an external HDD in the 'cd' bay. I have the following setup Windows on SSD Ubuntu on HDD I used to have a bit of a stupid setup: the ...
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Computer Crashes When Waking From Sleep Sometimes

I have been having issues with my computer waking up from sleep. It seems like after the computer sleeps for “a long time” (tends to be overnight) it crashes with a KERNEL_STACK_INPAGE_ERROR, which ...
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How to let my laptop automatically hibernate after sleep in Windows 8.1?

I have looked through the advanced power setting but didn't find out a method. What I want is to let my laptop automatically hibernate after certain minutes of sleep. But if the laptop is not ...
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Why is Windows 8 waking up my computer unexpectedly?

I decided to finally install Windows 8 on one of my desktop computers. It's Windows 8.1 Pro from the get-go, and I got the Update 1 through Windows Update. It works fine. But my main concern right now ...
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PC not going to sleep windows 7

PC not going to sleep windows 7... Please help me come from this issue. Tried many basic steps to resolve this. But some services are stopping the PC not to sleep mode. For ex : In my org, we have ...
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Windows 8.1 BSOD CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED after waking up from sleep

Windows 8.1 (u1) is unable to wake up correctly from sleep : it wakes up, shows the screen, and then dies with a BSOD. So I disabled automatic restart after BSOD, and then was able to identify it : ...
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monitor is going to sleep

i have two windows 7 manchines that are saying monitor is going to sleep when i turn them on. the light on the monitor turns green and i have to press it and is saying that there is no video ...
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Dell Inspiron 3537 not waking up after closing lid

A lot of people seem to have the same problem as me, however after trying everything that I have found online, it still doesn't work. As the title suggests, I close the lid on the laptop and when I ...
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Windows 7 network search enters “sleep mode”

At work we have set up a local network consisting of 10 PCs (1 server + 9 clients) all with Windows 7 so we can have a shared folder where we will store all our working files (mostly Excel, Word). ...
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How to hibernate Windows 8 Laptop after sleep?

My Windows 8 Laptop is set to sleep after 60 minutes of inactivity on Battery and to hibernate after 180 minutes on Battery. It is also set to sleep when I close the lid. When I close the lid, it ...
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windows 8 notebook goes to sleep whenever it wants

I am dealing with this problem for quite some time now, but was never too concerned about it. Now that I am doing a wifi hotspot on the notebook it really gets annoying (when the notebook gets to ...
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How to find out what's causing a laptop to take too long to go to sleep?

Until recently my laptop took at most around 5 seconds to go to sleep when the lid is closed. This was the case for several months. Recently however, my laptop takes around 2 minutes (maybe more) to ...
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Prevent sleep on Windows 8 while another PC accessing shared drive?

I have two Windows 8.1 machines: a desktop and a laptop. I share out a folder on the desktop so no matter which machine I'm on I can access the same files. The desktop is never turned off, but does ...
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When was the last awake from sleep?

I'm using windows 8.1. I know I can use powercfg /lastwake to see which device awake my computer. But I want to know When that happend Question How can I know when last awake has occured ?
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Computer hibernates when I tell it to sleep

Problem When I tell my computer to sleep, it hibernates instead of sleeping. This occurs regardless of whether I tell it to sleep using the button on my keyboard or using the UI. Interestingly, when ...
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Sleeping the host system while running a VM on VirtualBox

I've been using VirtualBox for a while now, and have always assumed that it must be unsafe, for the VM, to put the host system into sleep or hibernate while said VM is running. However, after learning ...
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Windows 7 Won't Hibernate after Windows Update, Wakes Solved [duplicate]

I had a windows 7 system that hibernated every single day of my life, except on the days- Windows forced a critical update to my computer. Then I always had to do a system restore to get back ...
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Adobe Reader out of memory error after Windows wake up

I opened a PDF file by Adobe Reader. I put Windows on sleep mode. After I woke Windows up, Adobe Reader shows only some recent pages (all of other pages are blank) and reports out of memory error on ...
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Finding a cause of shutdown/sleep

My server running is Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.54-2 x86_64 GNU/Linux. About once a day, sometimes once every two days is shut down - It isn't really shut down, it seems like its sleeping ...
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Disable clamshell mode in OS X Mountain Lion

I am running OS X 10.8.5 with an external monitor, and whenever I close the lid of my laptop it automatically goes into clamshell mode so that all the screen contents switch to the external monitor. ...
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When my Windows is asleep, power either turns it off or wakes it up

This is a mildly annoying issue, and I've been wondering if I'm the only one having it (a quick googling found nothing); basically I get the impression that my Windows 7 Desktop computer has two sleep ...
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Screen does not recover from power saving

I have installed a fresh Windows 8.1 on my new computer and here are my power saving settings: Turn off the display: 10 minutes Put the computer to sleep: 30 minutes Now, sometimes when I return to ...
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Manage computer state with HDMI connection

I have a windows 7 machine with this motherboard and this tv that I would like to convert into a media center. I do not want the system running 100% of the time (trying to keep costs down) so I'm ...
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Close lid to sleep just about and open lid to wake up asap without requiring password if done soon enough

I am sure at some point this tablet-like laptop was doing the thing I've briefly described in the title. That is, within the first couple of months that I've started using this thing. I am using a ...
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Automatic sleep on idle computer at specific battery level

Can I create a task in task scheduler that starts when a specific battery level reaches on idle computer to go to sleep? Windows does give option to make computer to go to sleep at specific battery ...
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Intel Rapid Start Technology seems less “rapid” than the default Windows start/wake

I have a Dell 7000 series laptop running Windows 8 with an Intel core i7 processor. I often have to hold the power button to force it to turn off and then turn it back on again in order to wake it ...
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MacPro1,1 won't turn off USB ports when going into sleep mode

I want all (or specific) ports to go off, when MacPro1,1 goes to sleep (mode 0) I connected all the external peripherals (220V) via extension cord to a relay switch, powered by the computer's molex ...
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How do I prevent my bluetooth headphones from waking my computer from standby?

I have a pair of Bluetooth 4.0 headphones which are paired with both my laptop and my desktop. As soon as I power on the headphones, they will wake any paired device from standby. So if I have my ...
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“Unregistered Device” is 100% active during connected standby

I have an Intel-based tablet (Lenovo Miix 2 8) running Windows 8.1. Overnight, while sleeping, the battery level drops significantly (>20% is ~8 hours). I ran powercfg /sleepstudy, and see the ...
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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 (MK520) take 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 ...