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Waking up my computer every minute

Gday. I would like to set up my laptop, an Asus netbook w/o the "resume previous power state" feature my dell desktop has, to turn on when AC power is restored after a power loss. In my particular ...
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7answers
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What's waking up my PC?

When I place my PC to sleep, it goes to sleep for 2 min and then wakes up again on its own. I ran cmd.exe as an admin and then typed powercfg -last wake and -requests and I got nothing really that ...
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4answers
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Identifying the cause why a Windows computer wakes up from sleep

I put my Windows 7 desktop to sleep when it's unused. I noticed that it wakes up around the same time every night. How can I identify the cause?
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1answer
199 views

Windows 8.1 will not go back to sleep after waking up

I have problems putting Windows to sleep and starting the screen saver on my new Windows 8.1 machine. Sleep mode and screen savers work only when the computer is first powered up (or restarted). But ...
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1answer
31 views

Put computer to sleep on battery, but wake up when power is restored?

I have a server that is UPS backed - I don't think the UPS is managed. However Windows detects that it is on battery, and I can have Windows go to sleep after 1 minute when this happens. However I ...
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1answer
72 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
79 views

How to put Windows to sleep when monitor (HDMI) is turned off?

I have a HTPC (Intel NUC) connected to TV via HDMI. Is it possible to put Windows to sleep when the TV is turned off? It seems that Windows does have built-in detection for when monitor is turned ...
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0answers
30 views

Can't block computer turning off its monitor

I have a computer running Windows 7 to display advertisements, so, I don't want it going to sleep mode or turning of the screen. I tried a lot of ways to do but unfortunately, it's not success: 1. In ...
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1answer
53 views

Computer going to sleep while being used

i just got my laptop back from a service, one of the hinges broke and i had it replaced. The problem now is that it keeps going to sleep while i'm using it(not that i'm running a program, i'm typeing ...
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0answers
58 views

Sleep/Hibernation of Windows Computer and Data Loss / Wrong Results during Long Process

I've searched on the Internet and found thoughts that hibernating or putting a Windows computer into sleep during a long complex process such as encoding audio/video or making a database query is very ...
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1answer
70 views

Make Windows go to sleep regardless of playing media

Is there a way to make Windows 7 sleep/hibernate no matter if a media player is playing music/movies or not? I'm asking because I've had times when I'm listening to music while I'm on the PC and when ...
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1answer
3k views

Why can't I wake up my laptop with a keyboard or mouse press?

I have an Asus n56vv laptop running Windows 8.1 professional that is giving me a quite annoying problem: I can't wake it from sleep by pressing a button on the mouse or keyboard. This happens on both ...
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2answers
316 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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2answers
419 views

how to use sleep command for parallel running of batch files

Sorry for this painful dumb question . I have 2 batch files where i have some commands to execute in batchfile1 and sleep for some time and then execute somecommands in batchfile2 and again batchfile2 ...
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2answers
199 views

Keeping bridged network open while laptop sleeps

I don't have a way to connect my desktop directly to the router, so I'm connecting to my laptop and using a bridged connection on the laptop to give my desktop internet access. This works when the ...
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0answers
90 views

Does YouTube's upload page prevents Windows from entering sleep mode while uploading?

If I set Windows to suspend the computer after 30 min of inactivity in the Control Panel and leave a video uploading in Google Chrome, will the computer suspend or will the upload page prevent the ...
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1answer
136 views

How to deactivate hibernation on Windows 7?

I have Windows 7 on Dual boot with Ubuntu 12.04. I have set swap file size to 0 on Windows, therefore hibernation is not possible, at least not to be done right. Sleep is done normally and resuming is ...
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1answer
177 views

Computer wakes up after turning off speakers

Windows 8, PC. I found solutions for when computer wakes up itself because of special network packets. This can be turned off in the device manager -> network devices -> power managment. The same ...
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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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0answers
221 views

Conditionally put back computer to sleep after task finished

I have a task scheduled that runs periodically every few hours. I'd like to allow it to wake computer from sleep state and based on how that task finished (perhaps based on exit code, or some other ...
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2answers
151 views

Can I create/save a hybernation state to recover from *without* actually hibernating?

I'd like to be able to have my computer resume to it's last state (open programs etc) in the event of a forced or unintended power-off without having to actually hibernate or hybrid-sleep my machine. ...
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1answer
236 views

MacBook Pro running Windows 7 trouble sleeping

I have Windows 7 on my bootcamp partition and everything was working fine until now... now, when I close the lid, the computer doesn't go to sleep completely (fans are running)... when I reopen it, ...
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1answer
89 views

Is it possible to enable a process to remain active during Windows sleep mode?

While the majority of processes are sleeping, can a selection of them continue to operate normally?
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1answer
110 views

How can I put a computer to sleep without login

How do I put the WINDOWS computer to sleep from the CTRL/ALT/DEL command log-in screen without having to enter my password and log-in? All the computers in our network must be password protected, and ...
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0answers
153 views

How do I make the computer ignor mouse input before going into sleep mode?

is it possible to make Windows 7 laptop go onto sleep mode even if there is mouse movement? I want it to go to sleep after lets say 30 minutes if there is no keyboard input, but even if there is mouse ...
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2answers
183 views

Computer gets stuck when going to sleep

Whenever my Windows 7 laptop goes to sleep (either by automatically going to sleep automatically or by telling it to) it gets stuck. It doesn't go into sleep mode, the screen goes black and it shows ...
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2answers
282 views

Scheduled tasks don't execute when initiated sleep from command line

I have the problem that scheduled tasks will only cause the pc to weak up from sleep, if the PC has been put to sleep with the GUI manually. However if I use the command line to suspend the computer ...
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0answers
302 views

Computer Wakes Up From Sleepmode Unintentionally, Wake On LAN Has To Stay Enabled

I know this question has been asked several times, but I seem to have a special problem at hand. First, I will explain my setup and my needs. Second, I will try to give an overview of what I have ...
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0answers
57 views

Weird monitor issues related to sleep

About a week ago, the monitor did not return when the system spooled up from sleep. Actually, the monitor still had a green (connected) lite and when you turned it off, and then back on again i would ...
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1answer
201 views

Does Windows use hybrid sleep by default?

I'm on Windows 7, and I've got "Enable hybrid sleep" set to "On" in the setting of my power plan. Does it mean that Windows puts my computer into hybrid sleep mode every time I click "Sleep" in the ...
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2answers
261 views

How much safe is it to keep a desktop computer in sleep state overnight? [closed]

So far, I'm putting it into hibernate state overnight, but it takes way too much time to resume. Probably because of all the installed software and two virtual machines I'm constantly running on my ...
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1answer
712 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 ...
6
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1answer
1k views

Wakeup PC upon mouse click but not mouse move

Can I differentiate between waking the Windows OS (Windows 7 and/or 8) from a mouse click vs mouse move? I only want the system to wake upon a click on the mouse but not when I move the mouse. I ...
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1answer
1k views

Using the taskkill command with a timer?

I using a custom .bat file that closes my chrome browser, but can't seem to find information on what syntax I need to add in order for the process to end after a given amount of time. Can anyone, at ...
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0answers
233 views

Cannot login after resuming from sleep

I am using Windows 8 64bit. My computer is Toshiba R830. I have found that when I make the computer sleep and resume from sleep, I cannot login using the password. Having resumed from sleep, at the ...
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1answer
315 views

Force computer to sleep

I plays songs and I want to force the computer to sleep after 15 minutes. If I'm playing a song the default sleep when Idle after x minutes does not work. Is it possible to force the computer to ...
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9answers
19k views

Why won't my computer go to sleep automatically?

Windows 8 is set to sleep after 30 mins, and it used to work, but recently it's started refusing to sleep. (I can still manually ask it to go to sleep without any issue.) I was having issues a ...
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1answer
100 views

How does waking from sleep mode work?

After thinking about it for quite some time, I cannot figure out what process intercepts the click of the mouse or press of a key to bring a sleeping computer back to life. You can control what ...
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1answer
109 views

Windows 7 “Save as” dialog waking up all HDDs

My OS is running from SSD. Recently I've moved my often used data also onto SSD to avoid unnecessary spinning and noise of my other standard HDD. This HDD is put to sleeping mode after 10 minutes of ...
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1answer
399 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 ...
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1answer
298 views

laptop stored in sleep mode battery died and now won't boot up windows 7

I have a Windows 7 system that I accidentally stored in sleep mode and the battery went dead. Now the PC won't start up or initiate boot sequence (on battery or plugged in). Does anyone know how to ...
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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 ...
2
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2answers
4k views

What is the actual command Windows 8 uses to put the computer into Sleep mode?

shutdown.exe shortcuts work just fine to do Shutdown and Restart: C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe /s /t 00 C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe /r /t 00 I don't want to do Hibernate, but I would like ...
3
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1answer
2k views

Windows 8 black screen after waking from sleep

Detailed The problem, when I trying to "awake" PC from sleep or hibernate (which running OS Windows 8 X64 Pro) getting black screen (Actually sometimes it awakes normally. But I can't figure out ...
2
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3answers
650 views

My PC has a black screen and the CPU power switch light is flashing

I kept my computer on but in sleep mode and went somewhere and when I returned, my monitor has a black screen and the CPU switch button's light was flashing. I have an HP computer and Asus ...
18
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4answers
3k views

Can a Windows PC do anything while it is sleeping?

I heard that OS X Mountain Lion on a Mac has a feature called Power Nap : With Power Nap, your Mac sleeps but your applications stay up to date. So you have the latest information — such as mail, ...
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1answer
2k views

Why wont the Computer monitor turn on after Windows Sleeps?

Whenever I sleep my computer (Sony VAIO F11JFX/B), when I turn it back on sometimes the screen won't turn on with it. I can use the computer but no screen. I tried pressing the Display On/Off ...
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0answers
2k views

Windows 7 laptop: I don't want it to sleep or hibernate or logout

I've recently purchased a Windows 7 laptop. While I am a technical user, I am really not familiar with Windows. Since I do run a lot of long (8-12 h) processes (scientific experiments) I want the ...
4
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3answers
1k views

System connected to UPS goes to sleep short time after power is lost

I have a Win7 x64 system connected to the UPS. The UPS is capable of maintaining the system power for about 30 minutes. After I have connected the UPS, I have verified this by disconnecting the power ...
2
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1answer
852 views

How can I remotely test if a machine is hibernated/asleep?

I'd like to be able to test if a remote Windows machine is asleep or not. Whether this is suspend or hibernate doesn't matter. I was originally trying to do this with a ping, but I would think that ...