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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Machine seems to sleep but doesn't power off?

I have a windows 7 x64 machine which sometimes (not all the time - no discernable pattern) when I tell it to sleep turns off the monitor but never powers off the machine (left it overnight). It then ...
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Windows 7 PC no longers goes into power saving mode

Recently, my computer stopped honoring the power saving settings. It stays on all the time, even though I have it set to go into sleep mode after 20 minutes of inactivity. It used to work as ...
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Odd hardware problem that requires a power cycle

I've been having an odd problem intermittently every several weeks with my Windows 7 PC. If I put it to sleep, occasionally, when I try to wake it up, the monitor will receive no signal. It seems ...
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Windows 7 laptop cannot sleep, wireless turns off

I have an Acer Extensa 5220 running Windows 7, and around a month ago it started having problems when attempting to enter sleep mode. The screen dims to black nicely like it always does, however the ...
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How to prevent a shared Win7 computer from being shutdown by others, and to have it sleep instead?

I would like to be able to prevent a shared computer from being shutdown by others, because I use WakeOnLan to wake the computer - however this doesn't work when it is off, and the other users of the ...
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Prevent laptop from going to sleep when I close the lid, but only if I'm connected to an external display

When I'm connected to an external display, I would like to close the laptop without it going to sleep. When I'm not connected to an external display, I would like to have closing the lid put the ...
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Windows 7 can't sleep (It locks instead)

I have a problem with my Windows 7 desktop. Everything works fine, except that it can't goes sleep, when I try to make it sleeps (clicking on "Sleep" on the start menu), it just locks the session (It ...
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Is there usleep for Ubuntu?

There's usleep() in libc, but I didn't find any command line utility to do this. Though I've written a piece of C code, I'm still wonder if it already existed somewhere?
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How do I prevent Ubuntu from putting my monitor to sleep?

Ubuntu 10.04 Under Preferences > Power Management I have changed the settings to never put the computer to sleep and never to put the display to sleep. My display still goes to sleep and I am ...
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How to prevent Vista from entering Sleep mode when certain conditions exist?

Mainly, I would like to prevent my laptop from entering Sleep mode when I am playing music or streaming video. This is on my laptop, so another option that would work would be to prevent sleep mode ...
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Dell Media Direct is rebooting my machine when it goes into sleep mode

I've got a Dell Studio 1535 laptop, which shipped w/ Vista 32-bit. I've since formatted and installed Windows 7 64-bit. Everything has been fine for months, but recently, every time I leave my machine ...
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Sleep is disabled on my Windows 7, how do I enable it?

When I go to Start->Shutdown Menu the Sleep option is disabled. What's going on here? I read online it could be the graphics driver but that's insalled already. What is causing this?
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Windows 7 64bit making users login twice after waking up from sleep

I have a few Windows 7 clients exhibiting this strange behavior when my users try to login to a domain. For the issue to occur then pc must have been asleep for about an hour or more, then a user ...
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How do I keep my Mac from constantly going to sleep?

The system is a PowerPC Mac Mini running MacOS Tiger 10.4.11. When I login (I'm the admin), everything seems fine - until about 10-15 minutes later. Then the system goes into sleep mode. Each time I ...
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Why can't I physically access my machine after a remote session?

I have a Dell Optiplex 960 desktop running Windows 7 64-bit at work. I typically leave it locked rather than logged off when I go home, so that I'm able to remote in from home and continue working if ...
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Is there a way I can have my computer go to sleep but be able to wake it up remotely?

I've heard of Wake-Up-On-LAN (well, I've seen it in the BIOS) but I've never been 100% how to work it. Would this do what I'm after, and if not - would anything else? I'm using Windows 7, in case it ...
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Sleeping a computer via batch file in Windows 7

I want to make a batch file that will sleep my computer after a period of time. The closest thing I have found is placing it in standby, but seems to work differently than the sleep button on my ...
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Mac OS can't connect to SMB shares after sleep

I used to access my local Windows 2008 file server's SMB shares on my recent (3 weeks old) MacBook Pro without problems. However, for a few days now, it fails to (re-)connect to the server after it ...
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Automatically run a program when Mac wakes from sleep

I want to set a program to automatically run when the Mac wakes from sleep. Any idea how to do this?
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Dell Dimension running Fedora12 does a “Sleeping Beauty” and I am not a “handsome prince”!

Dell Dimension 2350 with a Pentium IV processor and integrated video and network chips running Fedora12 does a "Sleeping Beauty" and I, apparently, am not a "handsome prince"! The system puts video ...
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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 ...