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My laptop not going to sleep, how to turn deep s3 on?

I have got an Asus x202e laptop. The problem I am facing is the laptop never goes to sleep, hibernates or shuts down. I am facing a real difficulty with this. I updated all my drivers. once I give any ...
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2answers
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Laptop hangs before sleeping, hibernating or shutting down

I installed a new Samsung EVO 840 SSD on my Asus K53SD laptop. Now the laptop hangs when it tries to go into sleep mode. I have to force a shutdown to get back into Windows. I have installed all ...
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1answer
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Light sleep for Win 8 Laptops

Is there some program allowing custom Sleeping configuration in Windows 8 on laptop? I would like to set up these options: turning off CPU turning off Fan turning off HDD turning off screen keeping ...
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1answer
274 views

Why does media centre remote power button shut down instead of sleeping?

I just upgraded my Elonex Artisan Media Centre from Vista to Windows 8 (with Media Centre pack). The upgrade went surprisingly smoothly, once I had added the old sound drivers, and forced Windows 8 ...
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2answers
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PC enters suspended state, will not wake

I have a strange problem that's been happening with a PC of mine, an HP desktop running Windows 7 32-bit. In the past couple months, the PC will occasionally go into what appears to be a hard drive ...
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2answers
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Windows 8 and Sleep Mode

What is the difference between Shutdown and Sleep in Windows 8? I am opening lots of documents, code editors, browser with many tabs so what I have seen is, when I Sleep the computer and switch ON ...
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3answers
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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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1answer
312 views

Unable to shutdown/sleep laptop (ASUS N55SL)

I have a problem with sleep and shutdown on my ASUS N55SL-S2115V laptop. I have a clean Windows 7 64bit installation on it. It is not that clean, because it is full of ASUS "super" apps. The problem ...
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1answer
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Asus UX31 power button's action menu

I have problem with my asus ux31. I came with win7 and lots of unnecessary stuff installed, so I installed win7 x64 from scratch. Hence there was one cool think, which I cannot find on Asus' webpage. ...
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Does shutting down regularly harm laptop or Windows? [closed]

I usually work with my laptop and always shut it down for studying or doing other works (for half hour to two hours, about 6 times/day). Is this harmful? What is my best choice? Putting it to sleep, ...
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5answers
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Macbook Pro - Randomly sleeps and won't wake up

All, I have a Macbook Pro 13" (mid 2009) that has had a long time issue which seems to be getting worse. Occasionally, I will go to wake the computer with the keyboard and can't wake it. The HDD ...
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2answers
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Have soft-power button “ask me what to do”?

In Windows XP, there was an option in the power controls, to have the computer's physical "soft" power button "ask me what to do." Basically, the shutdown dialog would appear, and give the option to ...
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1answer
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Windows shuts down unexpectedly when waking up from sleep

I've been facing this issue since yesterday, whenever I put the computer into sleep mode and when I wake up, it takes me to boot menu with choices; start Windows normally, safe mode, etc. in short, it ...
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0answers
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Disallow shutdown/sleep/restart on OSX?

Is it possible to disable shutdown, sleep and restart for non-admin user on Mac OS X? (I am running Snow Leopard.)
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1answer
495 views

Windows 7 low and critical battery levels cannot be set lower than 10%

How do I change the low and critical battery levels to below 10%? I understand that this is a reasonable limit for most portable computers, but what about those with large batteries? On my computer ...
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4answers
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MacBook does not go to sleep when plugged in since upgrading to Lion

My MacBook does not turn off when I put it in sleep mode, when it is plugged in. I put the laptop on "sleep" or close the lid, but the computer stays on and stays hot! My MacBook goes to sleep fine ...
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3answers
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Which of shutdown / hibernate / sleep causes the least wear to an SSD drive?

Having an SSD for the only drive in my laptop I'm wondering which of shutdown / hibernate / sleep causes the least wear to it? Is there any serious test that would measure that? Suppose that the ...
4
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3answers
552 views

Windows 7 power button reverts from “sleep” to “shut down” after re-boot

I want the power button on my Windows 7 desktop to put the system to sleep. I can instruct Windows 7 to do this via the Control Panel, and this works, but every time I re-boot, the setting reverts ...
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1answer
317 views

Resuming Toshiba Qosmio F60 after sleep turns the power off

The problem is consistent. Using Windows 7, without running any service (), just the Basic Windows 7 startup putting the laptop into sleep works fine but when I try to resume by clicking on any ...
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1answer
1k views

Macbook shuts down when battery is empty (should have went to sleep)

In the past few weeks, my macbook shuts down when the battery dies. The battery does not even die at 0%, sometimes it shuts down at 5% or 10% remaining. I tried calibrating the baterry following this ...
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2answers
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Best practice for laptop: sleep or shutting down [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Computer care: Hibernate, Sleep or Shut Down? My laptop takes forever to load up. I normally don't ever shut down. I just close the lid and put it in my bag. Is this ...
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4answers
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Computer care: Hibernate, Sleep or Shut Down?

Which is the best for the "longevity" of your hardware, when done on a daily basis? Should I use sleep, hibernate or shut down? EDIT: As evident in some of the answers, the answer seems to vary by ...
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Is it still necessary to shut down computers?

Nowadays with our modern operating systems, is it necessary to fully shutdown computers instead of choosing to stand-by or hibernate computers (desktops and laptops)? Would there be any side-effects ...
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2answers
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How to prevent a shared Win7 computer from being shutdown by others, and to have it sleep instead?

I would like to be able to prevent a shared computer from being shutdown by others, because I use WakeOnLan to wake the computer - however this doesn't work when it is off, and the other users of the ...
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How can I put the computer to sleep from Command Prompt/Run menu?

I know that almost everything on Windows, like opening any sort of application, can be done from the command prompt or from the Run menu. How can I put my computer to sleep or shut it down? What is ...