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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Enable Sleep Windows 10

I was trying to enable hibernate on my Windows 10 PC. (It was purchased as Win10, I did not update it from 7 or 8). I typed powercfg -h on in an elevated command prompt. When I shut down my computer ...
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Second Monitor goes to Sleep - Won't wake up

My second monitor goes to "sleep" at random intervals and never wakes up. I have to push the physical off button of the monitor, on, and then i can see stuff again for a few minutes. powersave ...
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Control Left Arrow doesn't work - Windows 10

I am having a problem with my HP Pavilion computer. Every time I type something, and start to use the shortcut Ctrl+Left Arrow key, it doesn't respond. The keyboard works perfectly fine overall, ...
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windows 10 desktop - does sleep mode use a lot of energy?

I recently bought a desktop PC - it's the first I've bought for possibly 10 years and it's got Windows 10 installed. I notice that these days, there is no option to Hibernate anymore, just shutdown ...
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Surface Pro 3 randomly goes to sleep while I'm using it

As per this reddit thread, 2 other users and myself (and indeed I've had this on completely different Lenovo machine) are having an issue where the Surface will put itself to sleep even while being ...
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Windows 10 Bluetooth disappears until power down

I have seen a lot of posts/threads related to windows and Bluetooth "disappearing". Most seemed to be resolved with reboots/service changes/etc. I think my issue may be different but I'm not sure how ...
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Keep Win 10 MacBook Pro asleep when lid closed

My current MacBook Pro (Late 2016 model) as well as my previous MacBook Pro (Mid 2010 model) both exhibit the same behavior when suspended. If they are awoken while the lid is closed, usually ...
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Computer Restarting Whilst in Hibernate - The server {7F6316B4-4D69-4765-B0A3-B2598F2FA80A} did not register with DCOM within the required timeout

I have one of my computers automatically restarting at random times whilst the computer is hibernated. Over the last couple of weeks I have been making changes and monitoring for restarts which then ...
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What happens when you go to sleep mode in Windows 10

Title says it all, but specifically Does Wifi get turned off? How much CPU power is being reduced and how much battery is saved? Does the graphics card still run when on sleep mode?
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somehow after rtcwake command runs, the system time seems to change

I use fedora 21 for home server, and I installed rtcwake command with cron to save electricity to put it to sleep most of the time. For about a week, it seemed to work fine waking up after ...
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Windows 7 won't sleep, just turns off monitors

I recently set up a dual boot system on my computer (two HDs, ubuntu and windows 7), and now windows 7 won't sleep properly. It turns off the displays, but doesn't put the full computer to sleep like ...
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Windows 10 not waking from sleep mode

I've noticed after updating Windows on my Asus notebook (x555u) that Windows has problems when I try to exit sleep mode. The screen flashs to different black colors infinitely, so I need to power off ...
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Why my laptop goes to sleep mode automatically even if all the power settings are fine?

I have a strange problem in my laptop that why it goes to sleep automatically even if all power settings are fine? I am using Windows 10 Home 64-bit by the way. Kindly share your thoughts!
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Youtube won't let my PC to sleep

I see that there are many people looking for a way to prevent sleeping when they are watching a video, like this one. I am sorta opposite. With the help of powercfg -requests I have determined ...
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Windows 10 Mouse not responding after sleep

I recently bought a new Windows 10 box which is a laptop. For whatever reason, when my laptop goes to sleep and then I wake it back up, my external USB mouse no longer works and the only way for me to ...
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Is there a global setting to enable/disable all devices from waking the computer?

I have discovered a newly installed device preventing a power transition (namely, sleep) from taking place on my computer. I would not like to have to manually disallow all devices from causing my ...
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Windows 8 shows Lexmark CX420de to be offline after going into sleep mode

We have a Lexmark CX420de printer connected to a LAN. I am accessing the printer through the network from my laptop running Windows 8. For some reason after the printer goes into sleep mode it appears ...
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Equivalent of pmset noidle -u on Windows

On OS X one can easily temporarily prevent the Mac from sleeping using the command: pmset noidle -u pmset - manipulates power managment settings noidle - flag stands for sleep prevention method u -...
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Computer wakes up from sleep after a few minutes from the power button.

Basically my computer will wake up after a few minutes if i put it into sleep or hibernate, but not if i turn it off. This is what powercfg -lastwake gives me in Command Prompt Sleep mode: http://i....
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Audit Power Settings change

I helped with a machine that was stopping whilst running many samples in automatic mode. We found that it was because the machine was going to sleep during production. The settings should be never for ...
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laptop keyboard some keys don't work for a while but later on work

Very wierd issue. Clean install of windows 10 home. After leaving the computer for a while, sometimes some keys on the keyboard don't work. Some specific examples: 8, 9 right arrow, down arrow. ...
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When 'On Battery', how can the Sleep button Shut Down your computer?

I followed all the instructions on this page that I summarise as follows: Run a command prompt as administrator. [I omit steps 2-4] Run powercfg -setacvalueindex <scheme_guid&...
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Do installers prevent Windows sleep?

I noticed that OS X will go to sleep when I'm running important commands like createinstallmedia and I wanted to know if Windows does the same thing? I am using Windows 10 mostly at this time, but I ...
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problems with powercfg requestsoverride and windows 10 not functioning

I have Windows 10 and an older device called Way2call which is basically a modem type of device but doesn't show up as a modem anymore in device manager in Windows 10, it shows up as a sound device (...
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Why is my CPU limited after sleep or hibernation?

I run Windows 10 x64 Build 1511 on a HP Pavilion dv6 with Intel Dual Core at 2.27GHz. Every time I sleep or hibernate my computer and wake it up, it runs at 0.77GHz or 1.56GHz, which makes my ...
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Windows 10 sleep problems

I recently reinstalled windows 10 on my laptop. it's well and all, but whenever I put my pc to 'Sleep' mode, it sometimes goes to sleep (ON (state) LED blinking), but there are such cases that the ...
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Can I get wake on lan working consistently through ethernet?

I have been trying a few things trying to get this to work, I've enabled wake on lan within the bios settings, reserved an ip address, using the correct mac address and and at best it works sometimes. ...
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Connect an external display, close lid and avoid sleep on MacBook

So I want to connect an external display, close my laptop lid and let the other display stay on (e.g. to watch a movie or something). I found the app NoSleep which works if I don't connect an ...
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USB stopped working after computer woke from sleep

After my computer woke up from sleeping, my three USB ports stopped working. Windows 7 wouldn't recognize them anymore. On the rare occasion that they show up in Device Manager, it shows a yellow ...
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Windows 10 notebook computer refuses to sleep (wakes up immediately)

New Dell XPS 13 touch notebook computer has developed a sleep issue - it refuses to sleep, waking up instantly after putting the computer in sleep mode either via the start menu or via closing the lid....
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Samsung Series 5 does not automatically wake up from sleep on lid open after Win 10 upgrade

I have a Samsung NP530U3C-A0AUK laptop that came with Windows 8. I recently upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, and since then, it doesn't automatically wake up from sleep when I open the lid. I'...
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Windows 10 sleeps fine from menu, won't sleep from timeout

I have a power meter on a Windows 10 box. If I sleep from the menu or the power button, it drops down to about 3 watts. If I wait for a timeout (set at two minutes) it blanks the screen but keeps ...
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Want to automate the following sequence of Tasks in Windows7

I want to automate the following sequence of Tasks in Windows7: 4AM: Wake my computer from sleep and make VLC record a stream for 1 hour. 5AM: put my computer back to sleep. 5:30AM: Again, wake my ...
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Sleep / Hibernate Windows if no user input happens at X time

Basically I need to sleep / hibernate a Windows 10 PC if it doesn't register any user input (mouse click, keyboard stroke) at 15 minutes, independently if there is a process preventing it (full screen ...
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Smart prevention of sleep/screensaver when connected to projector?

When I connect a laptop to a projector, I usually don't want it to go to sleep/screensaver mode while the projector is plugged in (I'm a teacher; my fellow teachers are in the same boat). I'm looking ...
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Why do my VS247 monitors not power on on reset/ waking up from sleep (MSI GTX 970)?

I have a 3 monitor setup currently. I have 2 ASUS VS247 monitors along with 1 AOC 2251w monitor. I recently switched my graphics card from a Radeon HD 7770 to an MSI GTX 970, because my Radeon card ...
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Dell Inspiron 15 Laptop Won't Wake From Sleep

Before I get started, yes this is a duplicate question, but nothing from a of the other posts were resolving the problem. So a little less than a year ago, I purchased this laptop, it's currently ...
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Wake tablet-pc from sleep by start button

I have a lenovo yoga2 tablet that runs with windows 8.1. The power button of my tablet is not working and I want to wake my tablet from sleep by pressing the start button. Is there any way to do ...
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Making sure my desktop is locked when it goes into sleep mode

Is there a way to install some kind of a hook that'd make sure xlock or a similar program is called before my laptop goes to sleep, regardless of the origin of the request (calling pm-suspend from a ...
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Windows 10 - Windows won't wake from Sleep S3 if connected through HDMI to the TV

I have a new PC with Windows 10 which I would like to be connected with HDMI to the TV. But if so, the screen does not wakeup after Sleep, I have to turn the PC off with the Power button and turn it ...
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Prevent PC from sleeping while running Photoshop batch

I'm running Windows 10 and latest version of Photoshop CC. I started a long running batch and I assumed Photoshop would keep the computer awake, but apparently it doesn't. Is there a setting in ...
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Windows 10 tablet wakes up on touchpad or keyboard input

I am pretty sure I've digged through most of the available threads regarding this issue, and yet none provided a working solution. I have ticked off the "Allow device to wake PC from sleep" option in ...
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Computer after sleep mode, returns memory error

Last night before I went to bed I decided to put my computer on sleep mode. The LED light started to flash and I couldn't sleep well of it, so I decided to turn my PC on again so I could shut it down. ...
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Prevent windows 7 from sleeping when installing updates

I have a laptop Windows 7 which is set to sleep when I close the lid. I would like to be able to close the lid when it is installing updates without it sleeping because it doesn't install the updates ...
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Keyboard and Mouse not working after wake up; independent of OS

When I did a full reinstall of Windows and Linux Mint, I changed all the settings of the mainboard to boot in UEFI and turned off all compatibility settings like xHCI hand-off and so on. I was at ...
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Windows 10 Kernel-Power 41 error after go to sleep

I have a recurring problem with my ASUS G56JR notebook under Windows 10, somehow the the system crashes after to go sleep. When I awake it, the eventlog shows the following: I read a guys problem ...
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Unwanted shutdown during sleep after `powercfg.exe /hibernate off` on my laptop

The background for my question is - I've upgraded memory on my laptop (ASUS K75VJ) from 8GB to 16GB. Now with hibernation enabled - 12GB of disk space is taken by hiberfil.sys on my C: drive of SSD ...
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Homebrew: installed sleepwatcher, wanted to run suggested service command, got “Formula not installed”

I installed sleepwatcher using Homebrew. Everything worked well as it seems, here's the output: josh@Macbuech:~/Documents/Work/Access4All/projects/a4aa2/src$ brew install sleepwatcher ==> ...
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My Windows 10 Computer Seems to Wake up And Run Slower

I've got a beefy Windows 10 desktop computer (specs below) that has a NVidia 970 card, two 4K monitors and bunch of bluetooth devices (k/b, mice, etc.). I've noticed that once it has gone to sleep ...
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How to find out which softwares are preventing my Windows to sleep?

I have a different workflow when working with my PC. I only shutdown my PC one time a day. Rest of the time I'm away from my PC, it's either locked or I turn off the monitor to comsume less power. I ...