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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My Windows 7 PC wakes up randomly and powercfg lastwake shows nothing. What to do? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Laptop randomly waking up = Hibernate / Low Battery? My PC wakes up from sleep randomly. I disabled Hibernation after Sleep. I am using Asus N53SV with Windows 7 64 bit. ...
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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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Checking if a computer on local network is a sleep or not without waking it

I would like to check if a computer on a local machine is in a sleep or awake, but without waking it on LAN. If I ping the machine then machine automatically wakes up. I don't want that. I just need ...
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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 ...
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windows 8 after sleep/shutdown, multiplier down

Here's my bothersome problems.. I have a Dell Studio 1555 with Windows8. After OS installation I DO NOT have installed any driver. I have a Dell Studio 1555 CPU: Core 2 DUO P8600 2.4Ghz RAM: 4GB ...
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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 ...
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windows 8 desktop wakes up immediately after sleep due to keyboard/mouse

I have a desktop computer. I recently formatted it and installed Windows 8 64-bit. All works well, except 1 problem: If I try to put it to sleep, it sleeps and immediately wakes up. It worked ...
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iMac freezes when power button pressed

iMac Specs: 24" Apple iMac OS X Lion (10.7.5) 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 4GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM The normal behavior when pressing the power button while the iMac is running is to put the computer to ...
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How can I put my computer to “fast sleep” via command-line? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the command to use to put your computer to sleep (not hibernate)? I'm trying to set up a batch file I would run via task scheduler to put my computer to sleep at a ...
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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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Bing opening new tabs in Chrome after suspend on Windows 8

Since installing Windows 8, I'm getting this slightly strange behaviour: Allow computer to sleep with a Chrome session still running Wake computer My Chrome session now has two extra tabs open, both ...
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XP Standby worked Windows 8 Sleep does not

In my daily routine I depended very much on Standby previously in XP. Now with Windows 8 I can enable hibernate and it seems to work - startup takes 30 seconds after a shutdown and 15 seconds after an ...
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Windows 8 waking issues - “Maintenance Configurator” task cannot be changed or disabled

I recently upgraded to Windows 8 x64 (from Windows 7 x64). I had all the wake from sleep tasks disabled in Windows 7. In the Windows 8 Task Scheduler, Task Scheduler Library>>Microsoft>>Windows>>...
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Why has my computer started to make noises when I turn it on after I put it into sleep mode for the first time a week ago?

I would usually have my pc on all day and fully shut it down at night time before I went to bed. I decided to put it into sleep mode instead the other day and everything was fine but when I woke it ...
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Looking for recommendation on a Wake on Wireless LAN compatible PCI/PCI-E Adapter for Windows 7

I have a desktop workstation that uses Wake on LAN (WoL) functionality. Is there a working wireless adapter solution that someone has set up that would provide the same functionality? i.e. When the ...
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Windows 7 sata disk not recognized after wake up from sleep state

My windows 7 x64 PC/server worked fine until I installed a brand new seagate SATA hard disk (2 TB). My first disk was a IDE Maxtor (250 GB). I tried to use it as a secondary drive leaving the maxtor ...
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Windows 8 sleep, blank screen on resume

I use a SONY VAIO laptop VPCS116FA that came pre-installed with Windows 7. I have upgraded to Windows 8. The experience has been good so far but I am facing a frustrating problem. Whenever, I put my ...
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Keep Mac running with display off

How can I keep the Mac running (not going to sleep) with its display turned off without having to go to Energy Saving settings to set display sleep to low and computer sleep to high? I tried the ...
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Computer won't return from sleep without pressing power button when lid is raised

My friend is having a problem. She is using the Windows 7 operating system, and when she closes the lid, the computer goes to sleep fine. The problem, however, is when the lid is opened, it won't ...
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How do I repair a Windows 7 installation damaged by Windows 8 sleep mode

I'm experimenting with a Windows 8 installation which is on a separate SSD. My actual Windows 7 installation I'm working with is on my old HDD. While Windows 8 was in sleep mode I swapped the hard ...
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Asus Zenbook Prime (31A)

Just reinstalled Windows 7 on my Zenbook Prime and am working on installing drivers. So far I've got everything working except the screen brightness hotkeys (f5 and f6) and sleep. I'm not sure what ...
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Laptop turning on from sleep and hibernate from wireless mouse, need it NOT to turn on the PC

My wireless mouse on my laptop keeps waking my PC which is no good when I am at school and its in my backpack burning up. This is what I have tried thus far: 1) I went to control panel > mouse ...
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Is it bad to close my laptop while media player is paused on a DVD?

When I use some laptop to watch DVDs (Windows Media Player, Windows 7), I sometimes pause the movie, then close the laptop. Closing the laptop puts it to sleep, stopping the DVD from spinning. I ...
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Windows won't sleep after booting from grub

I recently added a second hard drive to my computer and I am using it do dual-boot Linux (Ubuntu 12.04) with Windows 7. Both hard drives are SATA. I am using the default grub bootloader on my second ...
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How to find out which application is causing the computer to sleep?

My computer went to sleep (actually, it looked more like hibernating) in the middle of an active time, without any warning. In the Event log, the message was: The system is entering sleep. ...
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Is it safe to move a laptop in sleep or hibernate mode? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it safe to carry laptop around in sleep mode? Is carrying a laptop when it is in hibernate or sleep mode safe?
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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 ...
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Is there a way to force the monitor to power off in Windows 8? [duplicate]

I have googled this a bit and looked at powrprof.dll and PsShutdown but I haven't found a way to do exactly what I want to do. You know that power save option that lets Windows turn off your monitor(...
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Windows Task Scheduler won't let me uncheck “Wake the computer” option for a backup task

I have a problem with my windows 7 laptop automatically waking after I put it to sleep and then I find it later with the battery drained. I tracked down the culprit using the "powercfg -lastwake" ...
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Sony VAIO Sleep key mapping

I have a Sony VAIO where the 'sleep' key ('zzzz') is a function key sharing F12. When I use it, Windows hibernates instead of sleeps. Windows is set for sleep to be enabled and it works with I used ...
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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 ...
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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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Apart from mice, keyboard, network and video card, what can prevent sleep? (Win7 64-bit)

My PC doesn't sleep anymore, and it did used to. I can't imagine what's changed (I did swap the SATA cables for my two HDDs around - but could this cause it?) I've been in Device Manager going ...
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stop computer from going to sleep when downloading [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Prevent Windows 7 PC from sleeping while a download is in progress I'm on Windows 7 Ultimate Edition and if I have a large download the computer goes to sleep (and the ...
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How do I set it so that my computer won't go into auto-standby/sleep mode while Opera is downloading?

How do I set it so that my computer (OS is Windows 7) won't go into auto-standby/sleep mode while Opera is downloading a file? (Without disabling Windows' auto-standby/sleep setting.) I'm thinking of ...
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Win7 Pro x64 task manager hangs when restarting explorer.exe after waking from sleep

I have a desktop running Windows 7 x64 Pro, set for Hybrid Sleep on a wired network. Wakeup is only enabled from the keyboard (wake on mouse and Wake-On-LAN are both disabled). Sometimes when it ...
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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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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 I'...
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Why does my computer freeze randomly and then power button not respond?

My computer has this problem where it will randomly freeze and can only be turned off by a hard power off (i.e. I have to flip the power supply switch, the power button won't respond). The power ...
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windows 7 virtual wireless adapter keeps going to sleep

Just a quick question that I can't see mentioned anywhere online. I have a Windows 7 box configured like these guys recommend http://www.itgeekdiary.com/windows-7-as-an-wi-fi-access-point/ simply so ...
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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, etc.)...
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Is there a command line tool to put Windows 8 to sleep? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I put the computer to sleep from Command Prompt/Run menu in Windows Vista? A few days ago I installed Windows 8. I first found the lack of the "shutdown" menu comical,...
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Mac OS X — do not wake up disk after computer wake up

I have 2 disks in MBP: SSD and regular HDD. I keep only data files on HDD and do not need them often. The problem: even if I eject the HDD drive from Finder or Disk Utility, when macbook is awaken ...
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Change network card behaviour upon sleep Windows 7

Where would one adjust whether network card goes to sleep when computer enters sleep in Windows 7? I have two very similar computers(both C2Ds about 4 years old), both have hybrid sleep option turned ...
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On a MacBook Pro, when changing hibernate mode which other numbers can be used?

The default MacBook Pro sleep setting maintains the current session on the RAM and thus requires a small power. There is a sudo command in the terminal that can alter this method by sending the ...
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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 ...
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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 button,...
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windows 7 change default behavior from sleep to hibernate

I'm running Windows 7 Pro with an Intel 520 SSD. The drive is encrypted and that's a great security feature: no HD password on boot-up = good luck crack a 256-bit encrypted SSD. I set the default ...
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Is there a way to get a K8WE motherboard to go into S3 sleep?

I want my computer to go into deep sleep so the fans all turn off and such. It's a Tyan K8WE motherboard. I have the latest Bios installed. Is there some setting or something I can do to get it to go ...
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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 ...