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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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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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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Why can't Windows 8.1 go/remain idle for more than 10 seconds?

Running Windows 8.1 Enterprise 64-bit for a year, I noticed that Tasks (from Task Scheduler) that depend on the computer being in idle state started failing systematically. As it runs on a laptop ...
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Is a sleeping laptop more likely to be damaged by water than if it were shut down?

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 ...
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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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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 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 ...