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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Laptop goes to sleep when lid is closed and disconnected from power

I am trying to work with my computer (Macbook Pro) attached to an external monitor, while the lid is closed. I can work on it when the laptop is connected to power, but when I disconnect it from the ...
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My ASUS computer keeps putting itself to sleep every night. How do I stop it? [duplicate]

Lately my computer has been putting itself to sleep about 40minutes after I go to bed. It doesn't sleep right when I close the computer lid, but after a while it puts itself to sleep. This is a ...
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Window 8.1 freeze after wakeup from sleep and hibernate

My Windows froze after wake up from sleep mode or resume from hibernate mode. Before this happen I was using it fine. It's up for a few second and then freeze (mouse/keyboard don't work, heard of ...
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Error 10053 on wampserver after sleeping the computer

I use WampServer for development testing purposes on my local computer (windows 8). I don't usually turn off the computer, I just close the cover (a laptop) and it sleeps. When I open it again, the ...
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Is it okay to use sleep mode for my laptop all the time? [duplicate]

I use many applications every day, so it's important for me to get the complete desktop state (all windows, shells, etc. in the same state they were in, etc.) back instantly when I turn on the ...
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Desktop Windows 7 computer not going to sleep reliably

I did already read this similar question: Why won't my computer go to sleep automatically? In fact, from that question, I learned how to run a diagnostic, powercfg -energy. Here are the results: ...
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Does UBUNTU partition (with GRUB) affect Windows 8.1 Sleep/Shutdown/Hibernate behavior?

I have a UBUNTU and Windows 8.1 dual boot installed on a dell Inspiron 14 5000. I'm considering removing UBUNTU though (although I am happy with it) because Windows is unable to consistently remain in ...
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My PC gets stuck while sleeping, on Windows 8.1

While installing Windows updates, I pressed the power button (set to do sleep), but my PC got stuck and I was forced to force shutdown by holding down the power button. Since then I cannot use sleep; ...
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Wierd screen colors when waking mac from sleep

I have mac mini with two monitors and sometimes when I wake it from sleep I get this weird screen: This is a normal screen: This isn't a big issue (at least I hope so) as it goes back to normal ...
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Need to reboot after waking from sleep mode on my windows 8.1 tablet

I searched and tried much but it does little help to my problem. When I put my tablet pc aside and it will sleep after 5 mins. This is what I expected by setting power config. However if I leave it ...
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Is it possible to define custom Power Nap tasks/behavior?

In OS X 10.8, Power Nap was introduced. When it's turned on, a machine can perform tasks like checking for new email and backing up using Time Machine. I was wondering if it is at all possible to ...
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New PSU installed computer wont wake from sleep mode

I hope this is the right place to put this. As stated above I recently purchased a new PSU (CORSAIR AX series CP-9020045-NA/RF 760W ATX12V). Everything went well until I put my computer to sleep. ...
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Ways to shut down/sleep and wake up hard drives on command?

I have a rather noisy storage HDD in my SSD-based system (Win 8.1). Since I need the HDD only once a day tops, I have been looking for a way to keep it in sleep mode or otherwise shut down and wake it ...
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Windows 8 webcam automatically taking a photo when it wakes up

Is it possible to have the webcam take a picture if my computer is woken from sleep mode? I have seen that there are some programs with motion detection, but I would prefer a method that takes a ...
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OSX Sleep mode messes with sound and window sizes

Here is my work environment: 13" Retina Macbook Pro 2015 (The Force Touch thing) Latest OSX External DELL Screen connected with HDMI (set as the main screen) Apple Earbuds connected to the rMBPs ...
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wifi still connected while macbook in sleep/hibernate mode

my brand new macbook is still connected with wifi even i put it in sleep mode how do I know wifi still on? i pinged macbook ip from another machine accidentally, thats how i found out. is it normal? ...
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How to “sleep” a Windows 8 laptop without closing the lid

I have a Dell XPS Windows 8 laptop. I'd like to be able to "sleep" it overnight without needing to close the lid (often it is on a laptop stand where closing it is awkward). The "Power" menu has ...
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Laptop shuts down by closing the lid when plugged, not goes to sleep as it should

I have installed Debian 8.0 Jessie with Gnome on my HP ProBook 430 G2. The weird problem is that when I close the lid while laptop is plugged, it shuts down and does not go to sleep as it does when ...
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Dell XPS Running Windows 8.1 Not Entering Sleep Mode --> Shuts Down

Recently, my Dell XPS running windows 8.1 (which had been upgraded from Win7) attempts to go into sleep mode but just shuts down (without properly closing documents or browsers). Any advise?
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Connect to sleeping computer without access to router

is there any way how to connect to sleeping PC remotely without static IP and access to my router? I know that dynamic IP should not be a problem because TeamViewer can work without static ip. ...
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BSOD on Resume and in Low Power States (error switches between ntoskrnl, fltmgr, and ntfs)

I have a BSOD that keeps reoccurring with different culprits. It never occurs at startup. It only occurs when the system is sleeping or has just woken from sleeping. I notice that it only seems to ...
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Windows 8.1: Keep remote monitors/displays off during RDP

In the mornings, I leave my user account logged into my Windows 8.1 Pro desktop. My monitors power off a few minutes before I leave my home. Later, I RDP to that PC using the same username.. which ...
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How do I turn off caffeinate if I want to allow my machine to sleep normally?

I often use caffeinate to ensure that tasks on my OS X systems run to completion without interruption, and would like to be able to disable caffeinate to allow normal sleep once my tasks have ...
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Magic Mouse doesn't reconnect after sleep - Yosemite

i had an interessting issue with my MacBook Pro and the Magic Mouse after upgrading to 10.10.3. Every time I went to a meeting and disconnected everything from my MBP (USB Keyboard, ext. Display, ...
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Program to force Windows Vista+ to stay awake if there's audio i/o

I'm currently using a program called Shutter by den4b. Windows likes to sleep even when there's a cpu intensive task running in the background, so I use Shutter to control when the computer sleeps. I ...
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Black border AMD Catalyst Control Center scaling option setting resets after reboot/sleep /log of …windows

I have connected my 22 inch full hd moniter to my pc by HDMI cable . my graphic card is : ATI radeon hd 4550 . there is black border around of my screen like this : So I run AMD Catalyst Control ...
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Keyboard does not work after PC wakes from sleep

I am running a Windows 7 desktop. Recently, when I wake up my computer, the mouse works, but the keyboard does not. If I need the keyboard, I have to restart the machine. Why does this happen, and how ...
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Windows 8.1 cannot hibernate after cloning

Windows hibernation fails after cloning Windows 8.1 from one hard drive to another. The screen goes black, but it never goes beyond that point, you clearly hear the PC working normally. And if the ...
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How do I prevent an Asus Q301LA laptop from shutting down when I am actually selecting sleep?

I purchased an Asus Q301LA laptop about 9 months ago. It ran Windows 8.1 from the beginning, and worked flawlessly. But about a week ago it began having sleep issues. Whenever I try to put it into ...
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APC UPS appears to be preventing PC from entering sleep or dim display [closed]

I have recently installed an APC BackUPS 800 for my HP Compaq 8300 All-in-One Desktop PC with Windows 7 Professional OS and now the PC does not want to enter sleep mode anymore or dim the display. ...
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Windows Automatic Sleep

At times I spend too much time nonstop online and forget to take a break. Is there any setting on my system so it goes to sleep every one hour even if it's not idle?
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Delay sleep/login page when closing laptop lid on Windows?

I want to be able to close my laptop lid, but not have the laptop got to sleep for a set amount of time (e.g. 5 minutes). If I open the laptop in that time, it bring be back to where I was without a ...
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Is a sleeping laptop more likely to be damaged by water than if it were shut down? [closed]

I’ve always wondered if shutdown is “more safe” than sleep when it comes to water damage for a laptop. For instance, if my drink spills on my laptop while it is off, I would expect damage to be ...
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How to make a script in sleep.d

My script gives an error after resuming from sleep. I've named it 51_fancontrol.sh because I think it should be in the 50+ range (although I don't fully understand that part): #!/bin/bash case "${1}" ...
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Issues with internet after sleep mode

i have a weird issue that started happening a few days ago, for no reason (no new software was installed or windows update was done when it happened the first time). Just like most people, i rarely ...
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Accidently removed HDD in sleep mode

I have a PC with 2 disks: - SSD-disk with windows 7 on it - HDD-disk with some my stuff and pagefile.sys So i shutdown pc in sleep mode and removed HDD (non-system partition with pagefile.sys) for ...
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Windows 8.1 Lenovo W540 Monitor won't wake up

I've been searching all over to find solution to this ridiculous problem of monitor going to sleep and not awaking when I touch any button. The only solution is to reboot... Here's what I've tried: ...
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How to wake a linux server when the temperature drops to certain value?

I've been tasked with a weird problem, sending a server into sleep mode when a certain core temperature is reached, and then waking it when it cools back down to a different temperature. I can handle ...
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How to initiate a sleep operation without disabling hibernation on windows 7/8/10

How do I order my windows PC to enter on sleep mode without me having to disable hibernation? This is not an answer because it requires disabling hibernation Is there a command line tool to put ...
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Macbook pro flashing folder with '?' inside after every wake up

I'm not sure what's wrong. But recently my macbook pro (late 2011) crashes when I close the lid and then open it say 5 mins or more later (wake). If I do manage to get into desktop, program icons ...
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How to make my HDDs stay awake?

Windows is installed on an SSD but most of the content like videos and even some applications are on my HDDs. When I'm not accessing content from HDDs, they go to a sleep mode and when I access them, ...
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Windows 8.1 puting hard drive into sleep mode

I have SSD with operating system and operating programm which I use daily - it's small 120GB disc - and two 1TB HDD where I saved full-day work. I use HDD two times per day but they are not going on a ...
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How to prevent windows from locking/Sleeping (Without admin previliges)

I know it is possible to disable auto log out from control panel. I want to know is there a way to prevent windows from locking/ sleeping with out changing any security options.
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Conditional hibernate with systemd in Linux

I use to have one Linux pm-utils’ script that unmounts my mounted USB disks partitions, triggered by hibernation process. Script returned a failure exit code when unmount failed, so hibernation ...
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Windows 7 Randomly Sleeps, Reason: Button or Lid?

Though similar to other questions here, the event log yielded a different cause: Log Name: System Source: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power Date: 3/5/2015 12:00:20 PM Event ID: ...
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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 ...