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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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?
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Windows 7 stuck after wake up - have tried several things already

My new PC (Intel Core Quad Q8400 2.66GHz, 2GB RAM) came with Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit. It will wake up with a wireless keyboard after hibernation or suspend but it gets stuck there. It doesn't seem ...
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Why is Windows7 waking up after I put it to sleep?

Just about every night I put my Windows 7 computer to sleep, and then I turn off the power to my bluetooth keyboard. Almost always, the next morning my computer has woken up, keyboard still off. I'm ...
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Macbook sleep issues

Since a few days ago the sleep modus on my Macbook isn't working anymore, and I don't know why. After 10 minutes the Macbook isn't falling to sleep as expected. Does anyone have the same problem or ...
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Trigger Task Scheduler in Windows 7 when computer wakes up from sleep/hibernate

I don't want task scheduler or whatever to wake the computer, but when I open the laptop back up and the machine wakes I'd like that to be the trigger that task scheduler or something uses to run an ...
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How to keep Windows 7 from sleeping while scanning the PC

So, I've been using Microsoft Security Essentials lately. And it usually takes a couple hours or more for it to full scan my hard drive. Because of that, I commonly leave it scanning while I go do ...
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Fans and power lights don't turn off in standby

My desktop computer (Zotac 8200 motherboard) has a problem when I put it into standby mode. I use Windows 7 to put it into standby. The cpu fan, system fan, and PSU fan don't turn off. Nor does the ...
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Laptop wakes up from Sleep mode when I remove the mouse [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Notebook wakes up after disconnecting mouse On my new laptop the following happens: I press the Power button and the computer goes to sleep. OK. I unplug the cables, ...
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Windows 7 won't stay asleep, how to disable keyboard and mouse?

I have a Razer Deathadder mouse and a stock dell keyboard plugged into my system. When either or both is plugged in, my system wakes up from sleep. A powercfg -energy shows roughly 5 devices that are ...
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Screen fails to turn on after sleep

I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 loaded with Windows 7 Professional. When I press my button to go into sleep mode (and I'm positive I'm going into sleep mode, I've checked the battery settings), I can ...
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What is the difference between (these four) sleep states?

Whilst browsing the interwebs, I found an article here about how to run a Power Efficiency Report. As I wasnt doing anything, I decided to try it and see what it did. In the results it listed the ...
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How to disable screen locking after sleep on Ubuntu 9.10?

When the computer enters sleep it locks itself and I would like to avoid that. (Ubuntu 9.10) Please don't upvote answers that don't work!
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Win 7 won't stay asleep

My Win 7 RC will not stay "Asleep". After about two minutes it wakes up. It won't go to sleep after the TV show is recorded and finished either. So, my computer is on most of the time. What can I ...
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Turn off backlit keyboard when computer goes to sleep

I just bought a backlit keyboard from a not so known brand. It doesnt have any good drivers. My issue is when I put my computer to sleep or even turn it off, all the leds underneath the keys stay on. ...
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Windows 7 come out of sleep when I open remote desktop

Is there any way to have a Windows 7 machine come out of sleep automatically when I try and connect to it with Remote Desktop? The power saving option of the machine I want to connect to (enforced by ...
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Change sleep times in Windows 7

How do I change the sleep time of my desktop Windows 7 system?
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Notebook wakes up after disconnecting mouse

My Win7 notebook wakes up from sleep after disconnecting mouse. It is very annoying since I usually disconnect the mouse when I want to put it in the bag and leave. Vista behaves in the same manner. ...
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Monitor sleep in Windows XP does not work. Is there an add on to force it?

I have an EEE box with XP Home and a DVI connected TFT, and it does not sleep the monitor. It only starts working after I go to the energy control panel and turn it off and on again. Then the timed ...
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What is Hybrid Sleep in Windows 7?

Is Hybrid Sleep on Windows 7 the same as on Vista? As I understand it so far, it is like sleep, except the content of the RAM is also saved onto the hard drive, so when there is power loss or power ...
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bluetooth doesn't turn off during sleep in Windows 7

I have a Bluetooth USB dongle on a Windows 7 laptop. I did not install any Bluetooth drivers, so I assume that the device is using the Microsoft stack. When the computer goes to sleep, the Bluetooth ...
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Vista won't stay asleep

My Dell Vostro 1710 Laptop running Vista SP2 won't stay asleep. I put it to sleep using the start menu, or close the lid, then it goes to sleep, but a few minutes later it powers up. Does anyone know ...
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Dell LCD displays don't sleep when disconnected

Many of my co-workers use laptops. When they disconnect them and take them home, the external Dell LCD displays (1907FP, 1908FP, 2007WFP, etc.) stay on, with a graphic indicating that there is no ...
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How can I prevent Windows from going to sleep during a scheduled task?

I have created scheduled tasks on both a Vista and Win7 machine which wake up the machine if it is currently in a sleep state. However, if the task takes longer than the power settings are configured ...
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Why does the power button blink blue on my HP Slimline Desktop

I have an HP Slimline running Vista 64bit. For months, when I'd sleep the computer, the power button would turn amber. This seemed to be the "I'm sleeping" indicator. Now -- for reasons I do not ...
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Windows XP clock set incorrectly after resume from sleep

I dual boot Linux and Windows XP on my laptop. I added the following registry key in XP to support Universal Time from the BIOS: ...
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Snow Leopard Sleep Timer doesn't work

After upgrading to Snow Leopard have been having the following problem: When I go to bed, I set my mac to play an iTunes internet stream. I set the Dashboard widget "Minutes" to sleep my computer ...
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How to estimate laptop sleeping time on battery?

In simple terms, if battery time is approximately known, how can one estimate how long a laptop can "hold on" in sleep mode, before battery goes dead ? Apart from literally taking a watch and ...
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Windows 7 taking 4 minutes to go to sleep

I'm running Windows 7 x64 on a fast machine with 8GB ram and it takes 4+ minutes to go to sleep. Is this likely just because it's writing 8GB RAM to disk or is there somthing awry?
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Is it sleeping or hibernating?

Simple question, when I close the lid on my laptop, is it suspending to RAM or to disk? If it depends on the laptop, than how can I find out? EDIT:Running Windows vista and 7 RTM on dual boot.
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task scheduler won't wake the computer

I want my computer to start uTorrent at 4 o'clock in the morning, when I'm asleep. But the computer is a bit noisy so I put it to sleep mode every time I go to bed. I've tried creating a task in Task ...
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Mac OS X auto Sleep prevention

I have a problem with Mac OS X (Leopard) on my MacBook Pro: when I go away for a few minutes my laptop automatically sleeps and all my running applications stop working (such as my downloads). What ...
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Why doesn't Windows 7 wake up from sleep?

I upgraded my Vista Ultimate to Windows 7 Ultimate (RTM) and after that it doesn't wake up from sleep. When I power it on it turns on but nothing happens, but if I press the reset button it boots and ...
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Windows 7 sleeping during operations

I've got Windows 7 set up on my media box. It's set to sleep after 30 mins of inactivity, but it doesn't seem to work as advertised. In the last two weeks it's gone to sleep during a file copy ...
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How do I make a batch file wait / sleep for some seconds?

I use a batch file to start up a few of the programs I need running in the background. Up until now, I had used the pause command to execute it after some of the other start-ups finished. I would ...