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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What was the name of the Mac application to analyze sleeping patterns?

I remember that about two or three years ago, there was an application that ran on OS X (panther for sure) that you could install on a laptop next to your bed and it will analyze your sleeping ...
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External USB disk drive cannot be remounted in Windows XP

I have Maxtor Basics Desktop 1TB external USB drive connected to Windows XP. The dirve's firmware puts it to sleep after 10-20 min of inactivity and then the drive cannot be mounted unless I reset it ...
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svchost.exe crash on wake up

Lately whenever I wake up my laptop from sleep (S3) I get a series of errors (generated by a host process failing) I haven't been able to figure out why this happens but I know which host process ...
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Second monitor sometimes will not wake up

My workstation has two monitors and Windows 7 (64bit). Sometimes when I lock my computer and later return and unlock it, the second monitor won't wake up. I have to turn that monitor off and on to ...
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Mac Book Pro wakes up in my backpack

This has happened to me twice: I press the power button on my Mac Book Pro, choose sleep, close it, unplug everything, confirm that is off (by pressing my ear to it) and put it in my bag. Some ...
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Windows 7 crashes with STOP 0x101 (“A clock interrupt was not received..”) every time the laptop tries to sleep

I have an HP Compaq nc8430 with a new install of Windows 7 (32 bit). Every time I sleep the laptop, it crashes. It also crashes sometimes just during normal use. It does hibernate properly. The only ...
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How do I keep a server connected as a volume after sleep?

This would be in Mac OS X 10.6... I know I can connect a server share as a volume and do so via a script so every time I boot up it gets mapped. How can I make sure that same share is mapped after ...
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Problem when waking the computer from sleep mode

I have a HP Pavilion dv6-2188la and when it wakes from sleep the monitor flashes (screen flickers), and every time it flashes (2 seconds) it returns me to the beginning of the password field making it ...
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When did my Mac's HD last sleep?

Is there any app or log that says when my MacBook Pro's hard drive last went into sleep mode? I ask because each night when I close the MBP's lid without being plugged into a power source, the power ...
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How can I logoff and go to stand-by via Win XP script?

I am looking for a way to write a script (of any sort) that would both log me off my local Windows account and also immediatedly put the computer to sleep / stand-by. I've found solutions that can do ...
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Windows only successfully wakes up from sleep mode about 2/3rds of the time

On my Vista laptop, when it goes into sleep mode (for low power, or manually being put into sleep mode, it happens regardless of how), about 1 in 3 times it won't wake up properly from sleep mode, and ...
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is there a way to force a computer into sleep mode at certain times?

for example, to save electricity. Could you make a domain policy that makes a pc go to sleep between the hours of 9 pm and 6 am. You can always turn it back on. It just goes to sleep unless it's ...
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How can I bring my IBM T60 out of sleep mode?

My IBM Thinkpad T60 goes into sleep (or hibernation?), and I cannot wake it up, no matter what keys I press. This includes pressing Fn (blue key in the lower left of the keyboard) plus F4 (with the ...
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Unpredictable MBP wake from sleep in Windows 7 Boot Camp

I have a Macbook Pro with Windows 7 installed in Boot Camp. I have serious problems with waking from sleep and not sure why. I have the default Balanced power plan selected. Many times when I close ...
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Windows 7 Pro x64 suffering from insomnia

My Win 7 Pro x64 is unable to enter sleep mode. Pressing the sleep button results in strange state where the computer starts entering the sleep mode, the display is turned off but then the whole ...
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“The system time has changed” events after waking from sleep

Sometimes when my computer running Windows 7 wakes up from sleep, it has to adjust the time. When this happens the following system event is logged: <Event ...
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Mac Mini - Monitor gets no signal everytime Mac wakes from sleep

Everything works fine until the Mac goes to sleep, then upon waking it the monitor (Wacom Cintiq interactive pen display) gets no signal and I have to unplug it from the back of the mac and plug it in ...
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Why does my Windows computer immediately turn back on after sleep/hibernate?

After clicking sleep or hibernate in Windows 7, my computer loads for a while and then goes into sleep mode, but not 1 second later it powers back up. The event log has no errors and no warnings ...
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Computer Flashes Out?

We have a strange problem with our computers at my school. They are all Latitude 2100 Netbooks. At random points (I can't seem to find a pattern) the screen will turn a single color (red, green, ...
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Why have my Hibernate and Sleep options suddenly Disabled?

I am having a bit of a problem with my Windows 7 machine and the Hibernate and Sleep options. Last night I ran a full virus scan and, because it said it would be running for a while, told the ...
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How do I make Ubuntu resume from suspend mode by pressing a key on the keyboard?

In Windows I can get my computer to resume from sleep mode by pressing any key on the keyboard. My keyboard is a Logitech G15 (USB). How can I get this functionality in Ubuntu?
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Windows 7: Computer does not enter automatic standby

My Windows 7 PC is set to automatically enter standby ("sleep mode") after 30 minutes. For some reason it stopped working a few days ago (it keeps on running). Is there some systematic way to ...
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Is it possible to prevent the win7 sleep state while using spotify?

Does anyone know if there is a way to prevent windows 7 to go to sleep while using Spotify? I have read the answers in this question but if it's possible I'd rather not resort to start a third ...
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Put a Windows computer to sleep remotely (from a Linux box)

I'd like to have my Linux box (a QNAP TS-210 NAS) send the order to go to sleep (or hibernation) to my main Windows 7 computer. As the NAS is running Linux, I can't use psshutdown from SysInternals' ...
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How do I diagnose the cause of a freeze after resuming in Windows XP (SP3)?

I have just built a new computer from parts. Whenever I resume from any sleep mode (S1, S3 or S4) the computer freezes within about 60 seconds of the welcome screen appearing. At this point the ...
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Keyboard doesn't work after Windows resume from sleep (S3) — how to fix?

I have a weird issue with my keyboard after resuming from S3 sleep: I can type perfectly for maybe 5 seconds, but afterwards the keyboard ceases to work until I hibernate or restart (or sleep again -- ...
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Laptop sleep: How to go into S3 easily?

Laptop: Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Pi-3525 OS: Vista When my laptop is plugged in and I close the lid, it goes into S1 sleep. This means that there is still: fan noise (annoying when trying to sleep at ...
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Dual Monitors don't wake up

Recently I put my second monitor on my computer. I have now two connections on my ATI graphic card: a VGA and newly added a DVI one. like this: Sine that, I need to start my computer with monitors ...
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XP freeze problem

XP freezes after waking up from sleep. no mouse, no keyboard. Any ideas?
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How to enable Sleep mode on Win 7

I upgraded laptop Toshiba M5 with NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT video card to Windows 7 32 Ultimate , but the Sleep mode option is disabled on the Shut Down menu (visible, but disabled). I checked the ...
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Is it safe to carry laptop around in sleep mode?

I heard that a hard disk in a laptop is more susceptible to damage if it is turned on. A person damaged their laptop's hard drive by having their laptop on while it was in their backpack. I also ...
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Help me find the offending process waking my Windows 7 PC from hibernate every night

Recently my Windows 7 64-bit PC has started waking every night from hibernation around 3:30am. I have done the following to try and figure out what is causing the issue with no luck: Examined the ...
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Sleep/Hibernate Confirm Screen from Sleep/Hibernate Button?

I've got a Lenovo T400 running Windows 7 and I've got this bad habit of expecting the bottom left button to be CTRL instead of FN. Is there a way I can force or remap the Fn+Sleep/Hibernate to bring ...
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Dell Inspiron/Windows Vista sleep/hibernate issue

When I hit the sleep button in Windows the computer looks like it's going into Sleep mode but a few seconds later it's restarted, and stops with this error message: internal hard disk drive not ...
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Power plan override?

Anybody know of a program that can detect if you're viewing a video, and if you are, prevent the current power plan from turning off the monitor and/or putting the computer to sleep? (For Windows 7, ...
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threats for sleepmode [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the impact of leaving a laptop in “sleep” mode (while on battery power)? is there any problem (other than a minor loss of power to battery) if i keep ...
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Stop a Mac from sleeping while a bash script is running, then allow it to sleep as normal once complete

I've got my Mac to wake up during the night and run an rsync to back it up. This is configured through Energy Saver > Schedule. However it seems that it's going back to sleep before it can get ...
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How can I put Windows Server 2008 into sleep mode?

I have Windows Server 2008 and I tried to put it into sleep mode at night. But I could not find it. Is there any way to make it sleep or turn off the hard disk?
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Windows 7 Sleep Problems

My desktop's Windows 7 installation was working perfectly but recently I ran into a problem where it would not come out of sleep. The system seems to be running it's just that it won't come out of the ...
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Vista Enterprise / reboot on Sleep/Hibernate

I've got a Dell Inspiron 1525 on which I've installed a 64bit version of Vista Enterprise, but now it seems to randomly (not each time) reboot when I try putting it in sleep mode or hibernate. I've ...
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The mouse touchpad doesn't work after waking from sleep

Hey, I just bought a new laptop, the problem is that when I put my pc to sleep, after it wakes up the mouse touch pad is all messed up and doesn't work so I have to restart my laptop. Is this some ...
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How useful is hard drive encryption?

So, let's say you have a notebook, and you encrypt the entire hard drive. Whenever you boot it's gonna ask for a password, meaning nobody can access your data without the password. On the other hand, ...
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Why does my mouse and keyboard become disabled when my Macbook returns from sleep?

I am running into problems with my Macbook running OSX 10.6. Sometimes when my machine returns from sleep. The keyboard and trackpad stop functioning. I have to plug in a usb mouse and restart ...
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How do I disable nuisance keys on my keyboard under Vista?

OK, it's happened one time too many and I'm sick of it. Whoever designed my keyboard put three additional keys up at the top, just to the right of F12, you know, where PrintScreen, ScrollLock and ...
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prevent sleep in scripts

Is there a way to prevent Windows from going into sleep mode while running a program on the command line or with cygwin? Ideally, I'm hoping for something that could be used like: nosleep ...
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Powerbook Sleep Light?

I have a 17 inch Powerbook G4 with Mac OS 10.5.8 and I always keep it on sleep when I'm not using it. However, the little light on the front of the Powerbook that pulsates while in sleep mode ...
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How to sleep imac os x 10.6.2?

I have my imac set to sleep after half an hour and often manually choose sleep. It rarely ever stays sleeping. It is becoming problematic because I work with a large volume of files a day and would ...
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Why was my system able to sleep without power?

I'm using an AMD Phenom II desktop running Windows 7 that I custom built. I put the system to sleep (not hibernate) then I accidentally shut off the power supply that it was connected to as well, so ...
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MacBook Pro (MacBookPro5,3) not sleeping but shutting down when battery gets low

I've got a MacBook Pro (revision 5,3) which was produced in the middle of 2009 and has 49 charge cycles. When it was all new, it showed a battery capacity of around 6500 mAh. Now that I've been using ...
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UPS behaviour when Snow Leopard is asleep

What is Snow Leopard's behaviour when there is a power failure and it is connected to a UPS, and it is in sleep mode? Will the UPS alarm notification wake OSX?