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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Sleep shortcut in win7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the command to use to put your computer to sleep (not hibernate)? When I try to create a sleep shortcut in windows 7 x64 using this code: ...
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Why is my laptop favoring the wireless connection over my LAN connection?

When my laptop comes out of sleep, I have to typically wait about 90-120 seconds before my network (wireless or NIC card) 'wakes up'. During that time, I see my wireless connection with 'limited ...
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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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Scheduling a task before sleep in Windows 7 and hold off the sleep event until task runs

Note that this is different than the other questions I found (I did search), like: Is there any way to execute something when closing the laptop's lid? I used the same trick of scheduling a task ...
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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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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 to execute a script on sleep, hibernate, resume, and shutdown

I keep alot of my classwork documents hosted on dropbox as well as my personal site for remote storage. This helps alot since I switch between an iPad, laptop and desktop, so there are no worries ...
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Is it safe to disconnect a SATA disk during sleep?

Is it safe to disconnect a SATA disk during sleep Windows 7? Is the disk powered off when the computer successfully have entered sleep mode? This is not my system disk, it's just a spinning disk for ...
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How to prevent Windows 8.1 from gathering windows onto a single display when sleeping?

Whenever my laptop sleeps, it gathers all my windows onto the primary monitor. How can I prevent this behavior? I setup my workspace in a very specific way, and it's super frustrating to have all the ...
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System connected to UPS goes to sleep short time after power is lost

I have a Win7 x64 system connected to the UPS. The UPS is capable of maintaining the system power for about 30 minutes. After I have connected the UPS, I have verified this by disconnecting the power ...
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How can Windows 7 be set to sleep at 8pm and wake at 8am every day?

I'm trying to figure out how to get Windows 7 to sleep at 8pm and wake at 8am on a daily basis. I'm looking at Windows' services and there is a Shutdown.exe that can run, but it only seems to have a ...
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Windows 7 going to sleep or screen locking while watching video in browser

How can I stop Windows 7 from going to sleep when I'm watching a video in a browser? Update I would like to do this without turning off the "auto-lock / screen saving / pc sleep feature"
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Close lid option “Do nothing” absent

I just unpacked my new Sony Vaio, with windows 8 pro installed. Everything is nice, so I tried setting my power management options. The "When I close the lid" option only list: Hibernate Sleep ...
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No Hybrid Sleep in Windows 8?

As you can see below, there is no hybrid sleep option like there is in Windows 8. Is it enabled by default with sleep or hibernation or is it gone entirely? <- Windows 8 vs Windows 7 -> Edit: ...
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How to disable power to USB ports when laptop is in sleep mode

I have a Windows7 laptop with two external 2.5" HDDs and a cooling pad connected through USB ports. When I put the laptop to sleep, these devices are still powered on - the fan in the cooling pad is ...
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Prevent laptop with external monitor from reverting to built-in screen after waking from sleep

I have a new HP Mini Note running Windows 7 Starter. It mostly stays on the desktop with an external widescreen and whenever I'm not using it I close the lid, thus putting it to sleep. Now more often ...
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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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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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Should I symlink my /private/var/vm dir to another volume in OS X Lion?

So I just installed an SSD in my MBP and have been a bit concerned about running out of disk space. I noticed that /private/var/vm holds an 8.6 gb sleepimage file as well as swap files. I'd be much ...
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How Can I Force Unmount a Network Device on Mac?

Hey guys, I currently do CMD + K in Finder to connect to my Windows computer to be able to browse and use its network shares (i.e. smb://MyPC). It works fine, but sometimes when I click on it, maybe ...
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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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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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Computer wont go to sleep?

I have a media computer with Windows Vista Home Premium. When I activate media sharing, the computer refuses to go to sleep after x-minutes of idling. If I turn of the media sharing the computer will ...
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HDD Disappears after sleep mode

I recently purchased a HDD and it works fine except if I go into sleep mode. Every time my computers comes out of sleep mode the HDD disappears completely. I have literally tried EVERYTHING to fix ...
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Why would my computer automatically restart after “shutdown” and “sleep”?

After my "firmware lost the hibernation information of my Windows 7 computer" I have fixed everything except the problem that the computer now will not shut off. If I choose "shut down", it shuts ...
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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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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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w520 sleep freeze

This laptop is driving me crazy. Sometimes when I instruct it to go to sleep (by closing the lid or pressing hotkey on keyboard). It either doesn't respond to the commandThe screen goes black but it ...
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Windows 7 Keyboard Repeat Rate and Delay are Reset on Resume from Standby / Sleep

I always keep my keyboard repeat rate at the maximum and the delay at the minimum for optimal keyboard responsiveness. Under Windows 7 however, I have found that the rate and delay are reset to the ...
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Windows 8 wakes from sleep immediately with errors regarding “memory type range registers (MTRRs)”

After an arbitrary, but small amount of time, my computer wakes back up after going to sleep. I have attempted desperately to solve this issue, short of contacting any official support or ...
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How do I set a hot corner in Windows 7?

I have a dual monitor setup on my Windows 7 box at work. I'd like to know how (if possible) I can set a hot corner to start the screensaver or put the display to sleep?
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Windows 7 : Prevent computer from sleeping while there is network traffic

I have a python script that is downloading data on a remote computer. I want to prevent the computer from going to sleep as long as the data download is in progress. However if the program ...
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HP laptop (Windows 7 x64) turns itself on @11:30am every day

My HP laptop wakes up from sleep every day at 11:30am by itself. No tasks scheduled for that time (either user or Windows tasks). No AV scans or updates scheduled for that time. Auto-defrag & ...
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Can I set a hibernation/sleep warning on my laptop

Is it possible to set a hibernation/sleep warning on a laptop like a count down or something? I sometimes bring my laptop to work and access files off it through my work computer. It is sitting at the ...
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Laptop Randomly Turning On and Off

So, I have a pretty new laptop, and one of its quirks is that, at random times (though typically in the middle of the night), it seems to wake up from sleep mode, churn a bit, and then go back into ...
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Mac: How to log in as different user when Mac requires password to wake from sleep?

If your Mac is set up to require a password when being awoke from sleep or the screen saver is it possible to log in as a different user? If so how?
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Finding the cause why a laptop wakes itself from sleep

My new Windows 7 64bit laptop keeps waking up from sleep. I tried various things and still it wakes up: Disconnecting the mouse\keyboard Disconnecting it from the LAN Keeping it with the lid closed ...
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Mac OS X unexpected wake up after hibernate

OS X 10.6 I use deepsleep widget to put Mac into hibernate without powering DRAM. However Mac always wakes up like 2 hours later unexpected. Things I've checked: No scheduled wake up in Energy ...
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Acer Aspire E1-572G won't wake up from sleep

I have this laptop at work, Acer Aspire E1-572G, and whenever it sleeps, it does not want to wake up whatever I do. I put it to sleep by closing the lid or FN + ALT + F4. I tried of course opening ...
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Why can't I wake up my laptop with a keyboard or mouse press?

I have an Asus n56vv laptop running Windows 8.1 professional that is giving me a quite annoying problem: I can't wake it from sleep by pressing a button on the mouse or keyboard. This happens on both ...
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Windows 7 doesn't Sleep [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Troubleshooting a Windows 7 PC that wouldn’t sleep I recently started facing problem with the Sleep feature of Windows 7. Whenever I press the sleep button, it goes into ...
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Laptop with Windows 7 turns on spontaneously while being in “Sleep” state

I own a laptop(HP Pavilion DV7) with Windows 7 installed for already half a year. Usually when I finish my work I do not turn machine off - closing is enough to get is into "Sleep" state. ...
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Windows Laptop not directly waking up from sleep and hibernation

I have an Acer laptop (Extensa 4420) on which I installed Windows 7 a while ago. It recently developed a problem where it often doesn't directly wake up from sleep or hibernation. Instead, it takes ...
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Task scheduled to wake laptop - only works when lid is open

I am running Windows 7 Starter on an Acer Aspire One laptop. I want my laptop to automatically run a task (backup the HDD to a network drive) once a week in the middle of the night. I scheduled the ...
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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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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 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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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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How to reconnect VPN automatically after sleep/hibernate on Vista/7?

I'm using Win 7's built-in VPN client but every time I put my computer to sleep / hibernate mode and then wake it up again, the connection is lost and I need to reconnect manually. Is there any way to ...
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Windows 7 Won't Hibernate after Windows Update, Wakes Solved [duplicate]

I had a windows 7 system that hibernated every single day of my life, except on the days- Windows forced a critical update to my computer. Then I always had to do a system restore to get back ...