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2answers
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Power Management: Have Win 7 box turn on and off at a scheduled time

I sometimes need to run a batch job on my Win 7 Pro workstation at a fixed time. I use the scheduler to make sure the task runs then. But, I need to disable sleep beforehand, which wastes lots of ...
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0answers
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Can I prevent my Windows laptop from waking up when the lid opens?

My laptop (a Lenovo Thinkpad W530 running Windows 7) regularly wakes from a sleep state in my bag, draining battery and overheating badly (even when I make a point to leave the fans unobstructed by ...
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1answer
68 views

What is preventing my computer from going idle?

When I first boot my Windows 7 computer, it will go idle if I stop using it - first the screensaver comes on, then the computer goes to sleep after a certain amount of time. This is the expected ...
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0answers
19 views

Loss of memory when system is mistakingly inactive

I have an application (FEM-Simulation) which runs about 24 hours and takes about 60%-70% of my memory. When I keep working or surfing during the simulation, it runs without any problems. But when I ...
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0answers
51 views

Avoiding sleep when lid is close and no one is logged in

I've an old Dell Latitude laptop that I've converted to CentOS 6.5. As this is going to work like a server (i.e. no one will use it directly) I've changed from UI the power management option to ignore ...
6
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1answer
192 views

Laptop keeps waking up from sleep (Windows 7)

Laptop is fully charged before I put it to sleep and when I come back more than 12 hours later and resume it, the computer only has around 10% left. I have used the powercfg lastwake and powercfg ...
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2answers
101 views

How to wake a sleeping laptop

I have an old compaq pressario CQ61 that's getting a bit old and I'm trying to convert to a media server. I want to put it by the TV and leave it mostly alone, and manage remotely (via RealVNC). Now ...
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0answers
60 views

win 8.1 can't sleep automatically after hibernating

There have been many post online about win 8.1 not entering sleep mode, my problem however only happens after I wake the device from hibernation (data saved to memory, power off). laptop: Asus eee PC ...
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1answer
2k views

How to disable Connected Standby in Windows 8?

I have a tablet that runs Windows 8 Pro. Microsoft came up with a new power mode that they call Connected Standby, in which evidently all non-Metro apps are suspended when the tablet is put in a lower ...
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0answers
98 views

HP 2000-bf69WM doesn't wake from sleep after downgrading to Windows 7

I have an HP 2000-bf69WM laptop that originally shipped with Windows 8. I have since downgraded it to Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1. I have installed all the drivers from HP's website for the laptop, ...
0
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1answer
51 views

Why is my computer constantly resuming from sleep?

My recently reformatted Windows 8.1 machine keeps resuming from sleep. This is an acute issue ever since I got my SSD (the reason for the reformat), as Hybrid Sleep is out and the system does true ...
0
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0answers
89 views

Sleep hard disk after X minutes of idle

I want to make two drives sleep after 15 minutes of idle (sdb and sdc) on Linux Arch. I have the idea that hdparm should be able to help me. I can put the disks into standby (hard disk spins down, ...
0
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2answers
67 views

Win8 on laptop: lid turns off only the monitor

I have an Asus S400CA with Win8. When I'm home I access it with VNC. I'm trying to config its power settings so that, when it's plugged on AC, when I lid close it, only monitor is turned off and ...
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2answers
311 views

Windows won't sleep

My Windows 8.1 PC suddenly decided it no longer wants to go to sleep. If I explicitly put it to sleep then it stays in sleep mode, but it doesn't obey the power plan setting to go to sleep after 30 ...
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0answers
49 views

Ubuntu sleeps after disconnecting power

I've Lenovo S400 laptop, dual boot with windows 7 and ubuntu 13.04. The problem is that whenever I disconnect the power adapter, ubuntu shows that that battery level is critically low and goes to ...
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1answer
3k views

What could be causing windows to fail to sleep or hibernate, and revert system settings?

I am running Windows 8.1 on my system (Dell e6520) and the symptoms are this: My PC won't sleep or hibernate. It the screen turns off, but the fans just run and run, and after a little while, it ...
0
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1answer
1k views

Windows 8 on Surface Pro goes to sleep on lock screen despite “High Performance” power settings

On a Windows 8-enabled Microsoft Surface Pro I have a "High Performance" power mode selected. When the device is locked via Win + L it still goes to sleep after a minute or so. Screen saver is ...
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5answers
4k views

My Windows 8 PC wakes up every night around 3 am

I just built a new Windows 8 PC, and started using it a few days ago. Every night, I use Hibernate on the computer before I go to bed. The only way to turn it back on is to hit the Power button. ...
0
votes
1answer
39 views

Mac OS X sleep mode

I am a new Mac user. I need to return to the MacBook continuously with varying amounts of time in between. However, the Mac goes into sleep mode breaking the tasks it was doing. I have figured out ...
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0answers
26 views

Computer sleep is messed up

My desktop PC is unable to properly sleep. Currently, instead of going into sleep mode, it simply powers off. For a while before it started always simply powering off, when Windows tried to put it ...
0
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0answers
422 views

windows 7 professional desktop goes to sleep even after setting sleep to “never”

Dell desktop goes to sleep and prevents my being able to log me in even after I set the power settings to never sleep mode. I have checked whether its hibernating and it is not. Wonder what other ...
6
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4answers
3k views

Close lid option “Do nothing” absent

I just unpacked my new Sony Vaio, with windows 8 pro installed. Everything is nice, so I tried setting my power management options. The "When I close the lid" option only list: Hibernate Sleep ...
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0answers
18 views

Windows 8 Notebook doesn't stay awake, unable to turn off Sleep Mode [duplicate]

I have an ASUS Pro64JQ notebook, running Windows 8 Pro (64-bit). Recently I noticed that it automatically goes to sleep mode after 5 minutes, even when I turn sleep mode off in the power management ...
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2answers
4k views

Diagnose slow wake up from sleep

My new work computer (Dell Precision T3600, 16GB RAM, SSD) running Windows 7 takes roughly 40 seconds to wake up from sleep mode. How can I diagnose what's taking so long? And what can I do to reduce ...
0
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1answer
235 views

Computer hangs when resuming from sleep

My laptop (HP Pavilion g7-1075dx Fedora 17 64-bit) does not resume after I put it to sleep, about every third time. I can put it to sleep and wake it up two times or so, and the next time I try it, ...
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votes
1answer
704 views

Why does my windows 7 go to sleep after two minutes regardless of power management settings? [duplicate]

My computer goes to sleep two minutes after being idle. I have checked power management options for unplugged and plugged settings and going to sleep, screen saver etc. are all put on never but it ...
5
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1answer
5k views

No Hybrid Sleep in Windows 8?

As you can see below, there is no hybrid sleep option like there is in Windows 8. Is it enabled by default with sleep or hibernation or is it gone entirely? <- Windows 8 vs Windows 7 -> Edit: ...
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1answer
169 views

Does a previously sleeping Windows PC automatically resume after power loss?

I have Hybrid sleep active which makes it so the computer sleeps and remains powered on in a low-power state while also creating a hibernation backup file. If I leave my machine in this state and the ...
2
votes
1answer
168 views

Need better management of display sleep times in Fedora 17. How to do?

I am using Fedora 17 64bit on an AMD quad core machine. My use is home use with some power user thrown in (spreadsheets, photo editing, music creating). ALL my Television viewing is done by ...
0
votes
1answer
385 views

Windows 7 - all usb devices go to sleep im idle mode

A strange thing happened after a few updates to the system: Intel rapid storage SSD firmware update Intel Ethernet adapter update GPU Intel update When the computer turns off the screen (after 5 ...
1
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1answer
745 views

How to script the Windows 7 'sleep' command

To clarify, when I'm talking about 'Sleep' I mean Hybrid Sleep, i.e. save the contents of RAM to the hibernation file and then go in to Standby mode. I have this working perfectly fine via the start ...
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votes
1answer
2k views

Windows 8- sleep mode is drive ON?

Does HDD in Sleep mode under Windows 8 still spins - as it's saves your RAM into HDD? I'm concerned about hdd when carrying laptop around in a bag when it's in sleep mode. Or it is Hibernate which ...
7
votes
3answers
4k views

Why hibernate Windows 8? [closed]

It seems to me that in Windows 8 classic, hibernate is slower than the fast shutdown. Is there any meaningful reason to hibernate a Windows 8 machine (as opposed to fast shutdown or sleep)?
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0answers
414 views

Windows 7 hangs after going into sleep a second time

I've searched everywhere around Google and can't figure out why this is happening so I decide to ask here to see if anyone has a problem like this. Like it says in the title, whenever I sleep ONCE ...
10
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2answers
4k views

Laptop randomly waking up = Hibernate / Low Battery?

A (Windows 7) laptop has been annoying me since the day we got it. When it is put to sleep (the lid closed), it seems to intermittently wake up randomly during the night (i.e., 10pm, 1:30am, 7am, ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Notebook Shuts Down when i close the lid

Recently i bought this notebook. After i install Windows i made my default power settings. As in my settings, it should sleep in all conditions; Power button, sleep button, Closing lid. However the ...
1
vote
0answers
208 views

How to find out which program prevents monitor going to sleep on Windows XP?

On a machine running Windows XP I have the problem that the monitor often does not enter standby/sleep mode. I guess this is caused by some program that is running, because it reliably works if I ...
1
vote
1answer
442 views

Debugging Windows 7 system that has lost ability to enter Sleep state on its own

I have read articles here and elsewhere looking for the root cause of this problem. The system is a Win7/32 desktop used as a media center. The application is SageTV. The system has been running and ...
6
votes
2answers
5k views

Turn off USB power when closing MacBook lid

I have a USB-powered cooling pad under my MacBook Pro. When I close the lid to put my MacBook to sleep, I would like the cooling pad to turn off. In other words, I would like the MacBook to cut ...
9
votes
2answers
705 views

Laptop wakes from sleep, once, due to audio controller (Windows 7)

The laptop is a recent Dell XPS 15z and the problem is as follows (reproducible about 90% of tries): put laptop to sleep using either Start->Sleep or closing the lid laptop goes to sleep after about ...
3
votes
1answer
117 views

Why does waking a PC up with a timer act differently than with the power button?

I have a Windows 7 machine set up as a server. It has no monitor and is only accessed through remote desktop. I set up two scheduled tasks, one to put the computer to sleep at night and another to ...
3
votes
1answer
904 views

Vista laptop keeps waking up a minute after I put it to sleep

I have used the command powercfg -lastwake to determine what is waking up my computer. Here is what it produces in prompt Wake History Count - 1 Wake History [0] Wake Source Count - 1 Wake ...
0
votes
1answer
916 views

Why am I having issues waking up my machine (and how to debug)?

Recently I switched from buying off the shelf machines to building at work (Building AMD FX-6100 or FX-8100, older ones are A8 series or Phenom II, with Windows 7 Pro). Without going in to the ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

How do I tell Windows 7 that I don't have a battery backup?

One of my computers recently started going to sleep at seemingly random intervals. Upon examining the system log, the reason is always the same. "The system is entering sleep. Sleep Reason: ...
5
votes
4answers
4k views

Legacy Kernel Caller preventing sleep mode

I have a problem with Windows 7 not sleeping. PowerCfg -requests says a "Legacy Kernel Caller" driver prevents the sleep mode. This is not very helpful or informative. How do I get more details ...
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vote
2answers
497 views

Windows 7: sleep turning the computer off vs. leaving the computer running?

I just replaced a busted motherboard on my Windows 7 computer, and it no longer sleeps as it had before. With my old motherboard, whenever I put the computer to sleep, the screen faded to black and ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Ubuntu 11.10: put computer to sleep when inactive for 4 hours

In Ubuntu 11.10, under the power menu (in Ubuntu 11.10 this menu is found under system settings--it has a battery icon), I have the option to put the computer to sleep when inactive for 10 minutes, 30 ...
4
votes
6answers
8k views

How to disable power to USB ports when laptop is in sleep mode

I have a Windows7 laptop with two external 2.5" HDDs and a cooling pad connected through USB ports. When I put the laptop to sleep, these devices are still powered on - the fan in the cooling pad is ...
0
votes
1answer
194 views

Several different Windows XP desktops recently started randomly going to sleep [closed]

Three different HP desktops have been doing this for a few days now. Nothing has changed. Two of them are only a few months old while the other is several years old. All run the latest patches for ...
3
votes
3answers
556 views

What will the laptop do if I close the lid when plugged in then unplug it after I've closed the lid?

If my laptop is set to "do nothing when I close the lid when plugged in" and "hibernate when I close the lid when on battery, what will the laptop do if I close the lid when plugged in then unplug it ...