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1answer
21 views

How to hibernate Windows on Power Loss and Wake When Power is Restored?

I'm running a Windows 8 tablet in my car as my stereo and have it powered to the ignition (so it only charges on ACC). I'm using EventGhost for automation processes and I'd like to be able to have ...
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20 views

Put a Win 7 computer to sleep AND wake it up on schedule

The computer in our bedroom puts on a light show every night around 3 when it starts to update Windows. I'd like to put the PC to sleep at a fixed time and then have it wake up on its own at a later ...
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14 views

Keeping Virtual Wifi (As it was) before sleep/hibernation

I've seen these 2 questions Keeping Virtual Wifi (Soft) Access point after reboot Trigger Task Scheduler in Windows 7 when computer wakes up from sleep/hibernate But I don't want the virtual WiFi ...
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9answers
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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 ...
2
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1answer
43 views

How to prevent scheduled tasks from running as soon as computer wakes up?

Example: I have a task that is scheduled for 6 am every day (only if I'm logged on). If my computer sleeps/hibernates all night until 9am, upon waking up the task will then run even though it missed ...
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2answers
41 views

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
34 views

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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4answers
50 views

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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0answers
40 views

Laptop sometimes powers off during sleep; trouble diagnosing

I am trying to diagnose some issues with a friend's Lenovo IdeaPad U350 (3-4 years old), running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit: Laptop turns itself off sometimes shortly after sleeping. Generally running ...
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2answers
62 views

Microsoft USB dual receiver wireless keyboard (mouse and keyboard center) keeps waking up computer

I have found out what is waking my computer up 1 minute after I click sleep. My Microsoft dual receiver wireless keyboard (mouse and keyboard center) in device manager is the culprit, according to ...
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0answers
84 views

Trying to prevent Windows from hibernating/sleeping automatically

My Dell XPS 8700 (Win 7) suddenly began putting itself to sleep at 6pm daily, even if I'm typing. I don't know what caused this to occur, except possibly a windows update that took place in the ...
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1answer
75 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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1answer
286 views

Sleep Freezes Laptop

My laptop freezes when it automatically goes to sleep (or hibernate) due to Control Panel's Power Options settings. I can not get the laptop to wakeup by pressing any keys including Control + Alt + ...
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0answers
14 views

Is failure to hibernate linked to CPU load / memory usage or if too many programs are running? [duplicate]

My new system (Dell, Windows 7) sometimes refuses to hibernate. I press hibernate, the screen goes black for an instance, and then immediately goes back to the log-in screen. Only after i close a ...
0
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1answer
277 views

RDP to Windows 7 is stuck on Welcome screen after wake-on-lan from sleep

I am trying to set up wake-on-lan for my office desktop (Windows 7 Enterprise). I want it to sleep when I am not there, unless I wake it up remotely and use it in a remote desktop session. Things ...
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0answers
16 views

Flaky keyboard after Windows 7 comes out of sleep

I am sometimes getting wierd mouse/keyboard when my laptop comes out of sleep. For example, pressing the , key always results in a <, regardless of caps lock being on or not. Its pretty bizarre. I ...
0
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1answer
47 views

How can I prevent loss of shared folder connectivity after hibernating in Windows 7?

I have a shared folder on a Windows 7 64-bit machine, but my Windows 8.1 computer cannot access the folder after the Windows 7 machine goes into hibernate. Is there anyway I can reestablish that ...
0
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2answers
71 views

How to remap a single specific Key to a Windows Shorcut?

My keyboard does not have a "Sleep" Key to put my PC to sleep, so I created a Windows Shorcut to put my PC to sleep. Now I want to map a single specific Key to that Shortcut, but all Windows ...
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1answer
137 views

VPN plus Wake on LAN: Are there excessive security risks in remotely connecting to my computer with such a config?

My problem seems very simple: I have a laptop that has close to no internal storage, but a home PC that has tons. I want to be able to use the HDs on my home PC (which are shared across the local ...
0
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0answers
620 views

Windows 7 PC going to sleep while streaming video in web browser

This odd behavior just started happening on my Windows 7-based HTPC in the last couple of weeks. Whenever I'm watching video in my web browser (both Firefox and Chrome), the sleep setting of the PC ...
0
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0answers
15 views

When I tell my laptop to go to sleep, it doesn't always do so

In Windows 7 when I click the sleep button in the start menu, my laptop does not consistently go to sleep. It does about 75% of the time, and the other 25% the screen turns off but the laptop stays on ...
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1answer
221 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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1answer
54 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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1answer
177 views

make it so laptop doesn't install automatic updates while sleeping [duplicate]

If automatic updates are awaiting install and my Windows 7 computer is sleeping that computer will magically wake up and install these updates. I find this to be quite annoying and am curious if ...
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1answer
100 views

My computer needs restart after it is idle for a while

I am not sure what is exactly happening with my computer but this is fist time that I am noticing something like this. Whenever, I leave my laptop idle for few minutes, it goes in this Hibernate ...
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2answers
108 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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1answer
29 views

Why my win7 home premium system doesnot walk into sleep mode after an enough inactive time?

I am using win7 home premium 64-bit. When I manually click the sleep button, my computer can fall into sleep mode -- that is to say, both the monitor and computer case are shut down. But when I leave ...
0
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1answer
74 views

Wake on LAN to specific requests (ports?)

Is there any way to customize exactly what wakes up a sleeping PC. If i tick Enable the network card to wake the computer it will just constantly keep waking randomly over the night. I need my PC to ...
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0answers
108 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
364 views

How to get a Sleep button on the Log-In screen?

Quite often my cat wakes up my PC after I've put it to Sleep. It would be extremely useful to be able to put the computer back to Sleep without the need to Log back into the system again (password on ...
0
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0answers
52 views

Windows programs hang when external hard drive wakes up

My 1-TB Western Digital external hard drive keeps waking up randomly. This leads to several parts of Windows to hang e.g. the flash plugin in Firefox or the Windows Explorer while browsing files on ...
0
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0answers
59 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
128 views

No sleep or hibernate options on my Windows 7 PC

I've been looking around and couldn't find the right answer to fix my problem. I build my computer today from scratch, but for some reason the Sleep & Hibernate options are disabled and won't let ...
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3answers
139 views

How to prevent a laptop from going into sleep in Windows7 32bit in High Performance mode?

When my laptop running Win7 32bit is not used, it always goes into some kind of energy saving mode. The exact behaviour ist like this. When the computer is not use, the screen will go darker and when ...
0
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0answers
72 views

Windows crash on waking from sleep - disk error?

I have two identical model number PCs (Compaq CQ1-2025) running retail (non-OEM) Windows 7 SP1 + updates. The first one goes to sleep and wakes up without any trouble using default Windows 7 sleep ...
0
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0answers
80 views

usb audio interface 'disappears' on windows 7 wakeup

Most nights I fall asleep listening to music - sometime during the night, my computer goes to sleep. When I wake it up the next morning, my external audio device (M-Audio Fast Track Pro) get 'lost' ...
0
votes
1answer
71 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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3answers
698 views

Windows 7 cannot connect ot internet after sleep/hibernate

This problem has surfaced recently. After If I switch on my laptop from hibernate/sleep mode, it can;t connect to internet. It displays all the available networks (wireless) but it never succeeds in ...
0
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0answers
78 views

Microsoft Security Essentials Prevent PC From Sleep

Recently I had some problems getting my HTPC to sleep (S3), I noticed that sometimes it works and other times it doesn't. After some testing, I found out that once I disable microsoft security ...
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2answers
417 views

Sleep button is not active in Windows 7 Ultimate

I updated my Intel HD 3000 graphics drivers and the sleep button is not active any more. I did a restart but it's not working. Under msinfo32 I have graphic driver details. I have both Intel HD 3000, ...
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2answers
110 views

Wake-on-LAN & alternatives?

My supervisor has asked me to come up with a Wake-on-LAN or WoL-like solution for a project related to allowing specific employees to VPN into machines of various power states. From what I've seen, ...
0
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1answer
232 views

Windows 7 unmounts D: when sleeping

I've got a Lenovo laptop with Windows 7, which has SDD as C: and HDD as D:, and no CD/DVD/BD drive, because the HDD is in the removable disk drive bay (at least I assume it is the HDD, did not ...
0
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1answer
236 views

Windows7 - I can't ping other computer after awakening from sleep

I have two computers and they can ping each other normally when system is fresh (there was no sleep after last turn on). But sometimes I must sleep my computer for a while and after awake ping doesn't ...
1
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0answers
85 views

Win 7 Ignores Sleep Settings - Sleeps Intermittently

Here's my environment: Lenovo W520, Win 7 Pro 64-bit (SP1) 20Gb memory connected to external keyboard, trackball and monitor through a KVM switch (various other machines/monitors on the KVM). Here's ...
0
votes
0answers
120 views

Empty logon screen after sleep or after lock Windows 7

I have an issue, when I lock computer or logoff or wake after sleep I don't have login options available, it looks like this: I've tried to use sfc /scannow or find smth in event viewer, but ...
1
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1answer
363 views

How do I diagnose and fix Windows 7 being slow to respond after resuming from sleep?

I have an HTPC with an Asus E45M1-M PRO motherboard, with Windows 7 installed. I prefer to sleep/resume this PC for minimum lead time when using it. However, currently if I resume from sleep on this ...
0
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2answers
1k views

LAN doesn't reconnect after sleep/hibernation

After sleep and/or hibernation, I can't get my LAN connection to work. Windows reports "Local Area connection doesn't have a valid IP configuration". Disabling and enabling the adapter doesn't work ...
1
vote
0answers
66 views

Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit : Using sleep mode changes chars in network password to uppercase

After using the sleep mode on my desktop Win 7 machine, I always find I can't connect to my home wifi network. I can check the settings via Control Panel >> Network and Internet >> Manage Wireless ...
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2answers
351 views

VAIO Laptop goes to sleep

I have a VAIO laptop: VPCF13CGX, that has a Windows 7 Professional 64-bit installed on it. It works fine but sometimes when i am working with it it suddenly goes to sleep. I must press a key afterward ...
0
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0answers
67 views

Computer won't wake from S3 if utorrent is running

I have a win7 x64 machine with utorrent installed. I could always put the machine into S3 sleep mode without any problem, even when utorrent was running. Yesturday, I found out that my computer won't ...