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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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 ...
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Computer is not resuming from sleep

I am using a Dell N5420 laptop with windows 7 as OS. My problem is when I try to sleep my system it goes to sleep, but when I try to wake up the system its not resuming and goes to error recovery ...
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Waking from sleep causes instant shutoff

I am going to be very detailed as this seems extremely confusing to me ... I just completed upgrading a few components in one of my builds (list of components at end of thread). Everything works ...
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Acer Travelmate P645-MG Windows 8.1 display sleep issues

I have an Acer Travelmate P645-MG, it comes with Windows 8 that I downgraded to Windows 7 64bit and all is well there. I would love to run Windows 8.1 64 bit as it addresses a lot of my gripes over ...
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Windows XP don't show login screen after opening laptop lid

On my Dell Latitude D530 with Windows XP, I closed the lid and I think I opened it before the computer went into sleep mode. When I opened the lid, the login screen didn't show up! No menu, nothing. ...
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Random PC shutdown after sleep

my PC shutsdown sometimes after it wakes up from sleep. Is there a way (some software, for exemple) I can check if this is a problem with some device/hardware (for exemple a USB device of those I have ...
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Sleep makes shut down in HP ProBook

My HP ProBook 4540s has some problems. If I keep it in sleep. It shuts down automatically. I re-install my OS (Windows 7 Home Premium). But the problem is still like that.. What is the solution?
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Internet connection lost every time computer sleeps or shuts down

I have an ADSL internet connection that works through a modem (actually a router - Aztech ADSL2+ Ethernet Bridge Router DSL-600E). I know that there's a way to put in my username and password to my ...
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How to Prevent S3/Suspend on F20 when an SSH Connection is Active?

I'd like to prevent an F20 box from entering sleep mode when an active SSH connection is established. Back in the days of pm-utils this task was simple enough -- all that was necessary was to place ...
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Sleep mode vs. hibernation power usage and safety [closed]

I was wondering roughly the power difference between hibernation and sleep mode? I know hibernation uses almost exactly the same amount of power as when the PC is off, but how about sleep mode? Also, ...
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Windows 7 problems when relying on “sleep mode” rather than shutting down

After not restarting/shutting down the computer for about a week (I just leave it in sleep mode when not using it), a huge performance drop occurs. Any application loads very slowly, and apparently ...
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windows 7 cannot shutdown after wake up from sleep S3

I have a clean install Windows 7 SP1 x64,BIOS is Load Optimized Defaults,only change SATA IDE to AHCI.when I sleep and wake up,then I shutdown,Windows 7 stuck at shut down,but doesn't turn off monitor ...
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Hibernate and Sleep shutdown the PC instead of Hibernating and Sleeping - I lose my session and programs

For some reason my HP desktop computer whenever it hibernates or sleeps, it is like it shuts down, I lose all my open programs... it is very annoying. Some say I should update the display drivers, ...
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Unwanted wakeup from sleep state

My Windows 8 desktop computer is behaving strangely. When I leave it in the evening, I set it to standby (or hibernate, doesn't matter). When I come back in the morning, it's on. I wrote a little ...
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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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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 ...