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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Can't sleep with Windows 8.1

My HP Split X2 running window 8.1 won't go to sleep. I ran the command ”powercfg - requests” to see what was keeping it awake and found the culprit to be srvnet. I then proceeded to override this with ...
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Computer does not stay awake after scheduled task

I have a scheduled task that wakes up the computer to run a batch file. However the computer turns back off after some time. I have my computer set to (never sleep) so after waking up from the task it ...
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Windows Defender Waking Up Hard Drive

I have an external hard drive that I only use for storage, I almost never write data to it but it can be useful if I want to access some data that I have in it. When it’s possibile I’d like for the ...
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Prevent windows 8 going to sleep after wake up + auto login

I have a tool installed that will auto log in and then locks the screen. Works perfectly. When my computer wakes up in the morning (automatically), it logs in and locks itself as planned.. but then ...
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How can I resolve Windows 7 BSOD after wake up from sleep?

All drivers are up to date. When I wake it up from sleep, Windows 7 respond slow just like virus infect. Then I get BSOD and system restart. I don't have virus infect. BlueScreenView says BSOD cause ...
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How to fix Ubuntu 14.04 suspension - abruptly suspends and after manual suspension unsuspends

I had a problem when I closed my lid the desktop did not suspend so I read this post however this did not help so what I did is to rollback now my files looks as attached below. However now I have two ...
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UBS devices not waking PC from sleep on windows 8.1

I have a new build based on MSI H97M-g43 motherboard. None of USB devices are able to wake the PC back from S3 sleep. Two methods that do wake up the PC are the power button and wake timers. The usb ...
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Computer goes into sleep mode randomly [closed]

This is my PC build, just got the last pieces in recently and put it all together. I check everything, reference other peoples builds to make sure the plugs are all correct, and switch it on. BOOM ...
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Laptop won't resume correctly from sleep through lid

I'd want to solve this little annoying thing, that's my laptop failing to resume correctly from sleep mode. I'm on Windows 8, and it seems I'm facing this issue only when I close the lid - it does ...
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windows 8.1 wont sleep and wake

I have problem with my windows 8.1 on my Acer Aspire E1-572G Laptop . When I close the lid or press sleep button , pc wont go sleep (as I can hear fan and see that lights are on) , and by pressing any ...
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Windows 8.1 sleep fails if computer left on mains power

This is a weird one. On my Windows 8.1 system, I usually Sleep the computer overnight rather than Shutting it Down. If I wait for the computer to finish "going to sleep" (so the fans stop running, ...
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Windows 7 Start Menu: Difference between Sleep (and Hybrid Sleep) and Hibernate

I am running a localized (Italian) version of Windows 7. At the bottom of the start menu, when I click the arrow next to "Shut Down", here is what I see (I have listed the correspondence between the ...
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Windows 8.1 reboots on resuming from sleep (S3) mode

ASUS G56JR notebook. Fresh Windows 8.1 installed, all drivers from ASUS site, all updates installed. Hybrid sleep "works". Exactly the same as hibernation, so I see Windows resume screen. ...
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My computer won't stay open even after changing the power option

I changed "Dim the display", "Turn off the display", and "Put the computer to sleep" all to NEVER. But after around 10 minutes, the computer screen still dimmed and it went to sleep. I'm downloading ...
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Hibernation, Sleep and Hybrid Sleep broken on Windows 8.1 EFI Asus notebook

First I've done something stupid - I scheduled long disk check on boot, which I wanted to cancel, but I couldn't. So I used emergency power off. It didn't help, so I decided to wait. It didn't help, ...
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Windows 8.1 not activating screen saver, turning off monitor, or sleep mode

Any ideas on what would cause this? No applications that I actively run should be preventing this from happening: OneDrive, Steam, WhatPulse, puush, and f.lux. I have power options set to activate ...
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Pressing space bar causes sleep, and other weird things

Wife called. Our home "desktop" system (an HP box floor box maybe 6 years old running Vista) has started behaving strangely. First "Windows Mail" started popping up when she tried to go to Facebook ...
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Variable sleep mode depending on cpu and/or network usage [duplicate]

Some applications on my Windows 7 PC support "shutdown on success". This is nice, but many won't have it. And I can't find a tool that controls multiple applications. My plan: Filezilla is Uploading ...
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Dell Latitude E5540 becomes offline everytime it goes to sleep

My new Dell Latitude E5540 becomes automatically offline every time it goes to sleep. The connection returns only after restarting it. It is so maddening to keep restarting your new laptop about 100 ...
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Win 7 Desktop Won't Wake From Sleep

This is a somewhat common issue according to Google and I've spent the past 3 days testing/debugging and trying everything I can find online. But, I haven't been able to get my PC to wake up on a ...
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HP Laptop sleep after few minutes

I'm using HP Probook G2 laptop. I don't know why my laptop goes to sleep after few minutes. It doesn't go to sleep after specific time, sometimes it takes long but sometimes short period. I have set ...
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My laptop will not sleep when I close the lid

I've tried to look into everything I know of but this has stymied me. I have a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 15" currently running Windows 7. The laptop will not enter sleep mode when I close the lid. When I ...
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Laptop goes continuously to sleep mode

Good day! Recently bought laptop Asus N751JK Windows 8 frequently goes to sleep mode, especially while i'm playing. But not all the time, sometimes it is up for some hours and sometimes it shuts down ...
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My WD Blue 1TB drive goes to sleep every 20 seconds

I really can't google this one out, so if someone could give me some advice I'm on a laptop, I'm using Windows 8.1 currently Recently I bought an SSD and set it up as my system drive I've taken out ...
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“Sleep” option is not available on Win 8.1 pro

I have a microsoft surface pro 3 tablet, suddenly I found that "Sleep" option is gone as you can see the below pictures, I googled about the problem but I couldn't find any useful solution. ps. My ...
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Computer will turn on but won't load under certain conditions (Windows 8)

When I turn on my computer, it will occasionally get stuck and even though the power button's light is unblinking, the monitor still stays off and I cannot log into my PC. There are also no sounds ...
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Strange behavior checking disk power state

After sending the command to put a traditional hdd drive to sleep, via hdparm -y , I get a very strange behavior: If I execute this command: while [ 1 ]; do smartctl --nocheck standby -i /dev/sdb ...
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Windows 7 will not enter sleep or hibernate mode

Just recently Windows 7 started refusing to enter sleep or hibernate. I have just installed Ubuntu on the same hard drive and they are dual booting just fine, usually this isn't a problem, but I don't ...
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windows 8.1 opening random websites, apps

i just got a new asus q551l. it has windows 8.1 on it. every time i put it to sleep it and i go back to check on it, it is already awake with some random websites open, or random apps. i do not ...
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Laptop shutdown right after lid is closed

I own an ASUS G750JS, which never had a problem till now. When I am on my computer and I close the lid for the night, it suddenly shuts down. Sometimes it goes to sleep but 90 percent of the time its ...
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Windows 8.1 64 bit - 3 monitors - after sleep (power options) then wake up, all applications revert to main screen

Laptop with Windows 8.1 64 bit. Intel HD Graphics 4600 & Nvidia GTX860M Running 3 display screens - laptop, HDMI connection and RGB connection Everything set to optimal resolution for the screens ...
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Prevent Notebook from resuming from Standby while on Battery

A recurring problem I see with notebooks is having them resume from standby or hibernation while on battery. This can be caused by a wide range of possible reasons, ranging from network activity over ...
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Computer Restart after Motherboard Splash Screen

I'm using Windows 7 and Ubuntu dual boot System, and in Windows 7, I switched my Computer to the Sleep Mode. How ever I forgot that I was in Sleep mode and Switched off the Power to the Computer. So ...
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After certain disk operations such as enumerating disks, HDD light may start flashing every second and storage subsystem hangs after sleep and resume

I'm dealing with some weird problem that's been making my computer crash. On occasion (but not always), when I perform certain disk operations (something to do with enumerating disks, as this ...
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Sleep mode in windows 8

I'm facing a sleep mode problem in windows 8.1. In fact, my computer is unable to wake from sleep mode. When waking from sleep mode, it reboots and naturally, I lose all unsaved data. Can somebody ...
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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 prevent sleeping with attached keyboard closed?

Microsoft Surface Pro 3, keyboard attached, placed in Surface 3 docking station. When the keyboard is unfolded (open) the SP3 operates just fine while docked. When the keyboard is closed (flush with ...
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Laptop Screen random flickering/sleeping, Lenovo 220x

I have a Lenovo 220x bought second hand. The laptop sufferd random sleeping when the screen was in a certain position open. I changed the power setttings to just turn the screen off when closed and ...
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How accurate is Windows Power Plan timers?

I configure a power plan to put system into sleep in 2 minutes, and then apply the plan. I observe the system sleep time from the last keyboard or mouse input, and the results vary from 1 min 40 s to ...
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How to calculate average bed and wake time?

I have a spreadsheet of two columns. A contains bed time (time I went to bed) and B contains wake time (time I woke up). How could I go about calculating the average of bed time and also wake time? ...
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Computer wakes from sleep instantly. No lastwake information

My parents' computer wakes instantly when put to sleep. It spins down and then starts a second later. There are no devices set to wake, lastwake gives no information, eventvwr is empty, and the power ...
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Windows 8.1 Desktop Waking from Sleep

I put my computer to sleep this afternoon and I was in the same room and throughout the afternoon the fans would spin up as though the computer was waking from sleep, then it would spin down again and ...
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Mute sound on Mac OS X Yosemite on wake up

This is a problem for me only in the morning when I get to work and when I go home. Something was playing when I put my macbook to sleep and when it wakes up it resumes at full volume behind the ...
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Wifi crashes sometimes after PC wakeup (MSI GS60 2QE)

When my computer (MSI GS60 2QE) is in sleep, when it resumes from sleep, wifi crashes half the time (the network card isn't detected anymore and I have to put my computer in sleep again to ensure it ...
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USB ports fail to recognize on wake

Whenever I hibernate or sleep my computer -- and then wake it up, all USB ports don't recognize anything. For example, my usb printer will not recognize, my phone will say it's charging (but not ...
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My laptop battery discharged in sleep mode?

My laptop computer is an Acer Aspire M5-583P-6428 touch screen laptop computer. Its specs are as follows: Intel i5-4200u Quad-Core Processor Intel HD 4400 Integrated Graphics 500GB hard ...
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External monitor doesn't switch on automatically when laptop wakes up from sleep

I've an external monitor connected to my laptop, and work primary on that external monitor (with laptop monitor off). Recently I found that, as I open the laptop lid to wake up the machine, the laptop ...
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HP EliteBook 8530W - Lid opening event not firing

I have an oldy but goody HP EliteBook 8530w which I've recently upgraded a bit (more RAM, new CPU, SSD, secondary hard drive). My previous laptop, a HP 8530P, on Windows 7 had the wake-up-on-lid-open ...
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Putting PC into Sleep causes all games to run poorly

After putting my PC to sleep and waking it back up, Games that normally run very smooth, Run very poorly, choppy, and almost unplayable. I'm currently running on an ASUS Nvidia GTX 770. Current ...
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Script to put Windows 8 to sleep and wake up in 5 seconds

How can I put Windows 8 to sleep(standby) and then wake up in 5 seconds? I know I can use psshutdown -d to sleep, but then how can it wake up on a timer?
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Macbook Pro shutting down on its own after sleep

My Macbook Pro 2013 (upgraded from Mavericks to Yosemite) keeps shutting down on its own after I put it to sleep by closing the lid. It used to be that this happened a few hours after I closed ...