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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How do I find out which one of those pesky programs keeps waking my machine from sleep?

Every night I put my Windows 7 machine into sleep mode, and every morning I wake up and the thing is running. How I can find out which process is waking the thing up? I've already looked at the ...
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Windows 7 power button reverts from “sleep” to “shut down” after re-boot

I want the power button on my Windows 7 desktop to put the system to sleep. I can instruct Windows 7 to do this via the Control Panel, and this works, but every time I re-boot, the setting reverts ...
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Windows 10 Computer Wakes During Night

Since I've updated my computer to win 10, it's been waking up in the middle of the night (it's important to note that this DID NOT happen before I updated, in windows 7). I'm not sure at what time it ...
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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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Why might a Macbook Pro be freezing on resume from sleep?

My Macbook Pro (17" 2.2 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, OS X 10.4.11) often locks up when it resumes from sleep. I usually know I'm in trouble when the display brightness doesn't adjust right away. Then it ...
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Can I create/save a hybernation state to recover from *without* actually hibernating?

I'd like to be able to have my computer resume to it's last state (open programs etc) in the event of a forced or unintended power-off without having to actually hibernate or hybrid-sleep my machine. ...
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Windows 7 low and critical battery levels cannot be set lower than 10%

How do I change the low and critical battery levels to below 10%? I understand that this is a reasonable limit for most portable computers, but what about those with large batteries? On my computer ...
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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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Win 8.1 not going to sleep

I have searched quite a lot already but unfortunately didnt find any solution or hint yet. My problem is NOT that my computer starts/boots itself from standby mode. For this often discussed problem, ...
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Ways to shut down/sleep and wake up hard drives on command?

I have a rather noisy storage HDD in my SSD-based system (Win 8.1). Since I need the HDD only once a day tops, I have been looking for a way to keep it in sleep mode or otherwise shut down and wake it ...
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All windows moving back to primary monitor after waking up from sleep

I have an external monitor connected to my laptop, and I put my laptop to sleep whenever I am not using it. But, upon resuming, all of the windows that were on the desktop on my secondary monitor ...
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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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How to automatically make my PC sleep and wake up?

I have a laptop back home with Windows Vista installed. I want my computer to fall asleep automatically at 01:30 AM and wake up at 06:30 AM. I have tried a lot, but making a .bat file which makes it ...
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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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Black border AMD Catalyst Control Center scaling option setting resets after reboot/sleep /log of …windows

I have connected my 22 inch full hd moniter to my pc by HDMI cable . my graphic card is : ATI radeon hd 4550 . there is black border around of my screen like this : So I run AMD Catalyst Control ...
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Make Sleep/Hibernate Timer depend on CPU-user / download? [closed]

I am usually letting my (Lenovo, Win 7 Ultimate x64) laptop go to sleep after 15 mins, which is just perfect for me. With one exception: Is there a tool or other tweak, that would prevent going to ...
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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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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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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 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 ...
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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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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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System insomnia! Wakes up after 50 seconds after going to sleep

My desktop won't stay asleep. It consistenly wakes back up after approximately 50 seconds. This happens regardless of whether I manually select Sleep from the start menu, or if it goes to sleep on ...
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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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Computer wakes up from hibernation at exctly 3:40am every day

I'm getting tired of waking up to my computer being turned on, and event log shows that it's waking up everyday at 3:40am and most times won't go back to sleep after the determined 30 minutes (maybe ...
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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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Windows waking from Sleep/Hibernation after 15-25 minutes [duplicate]

My machine is waking every 15-25 minutes after they are put into sleep/hibernation (issue persists with both). I'm running Windows 10 right now, but the issue was already present in Windows 8.1 (and ...
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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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Setting Windows 8 to disable USB-wake by default for all devices - powercfg pipes?

I'm trying to keep all mice/keyboard/USB devices from waking a Windows 8.1 desktop without having to go back to device manager every time a device is plugged back in. UEFI dual bios (Gigabyte ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is the difference between Sleep and Standby modes? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the difference between (these four) sleep states? What are the sleep modes and standby modes in Windows? How can you differentiate them?
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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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My computer won't go into standby or hibernate

I have a problem that I first noticed yesterday. Whenever I would press the half moon standby button on my keyboard, my computer would go to sleep. I also have a shortcut on my desktop configured to ...
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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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Windows 10 wake up from sleep is very slow

I just recently did a clean install of Windows 10 Pro. OS runs smoothly, boot time is not so bad (under 30s), but wake-up time is IMO terribly slow, at least compared to Windows 7, where I could work ...
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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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Why does my windows 7 go to sleep after two minutes regardless of power management settings? [duplicate]

My computer goes to sleep two minutes after being idle. I have checked power management options for unplugged and plugged settings and going to sleep, screen saver etc. are all put on never but it ...