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 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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Windows 8.1 sleep even if it is disabled

I just upgraded W8 to W8.1. When power is connected I got auto sleep disabled. Whenever I manualy put computer to sleep then after wake up it keep sleeping in like 3 minutes. It doesn't matter what ...
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Laptop keeps waking up from sleep (Windows 7)

Laptop is fully charged before I put it to sleep and when I come back more than 12 hours later and resume it, the computer only has around 10% left. I have used the powercfg lastwake and powercfg ...
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How to suspend keyboard without suspending computer in Linux?

I have a Linux Mint 14 desktop computer that runs assorted background services in addition to being used as a desktop computer. I don't want the machine to suspend because I want those background ...
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Can't block computer turning off its monitor

I have a computer running Windows 7 to display advertisements, so, I don't want it going to sleep mode or turning of the screen. I tried a lot of ways to do but unfortunately, it's not success: 1. In ...
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Hibernation and sleep fails after upgrade to Windows 8.1

I experience exactly the same problem described in another post: my Samsung Ativ Pro PC regularly fails to hibernate and sometimes even sleep after upgrading to Win 8.1. The answer in the earlier post ...
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Computer going to sleep while being used

i just got my laptop back from a service, one of the hinges broke and i had it replaced. The problem now is that it keeps going to sleep while i'm using it(not that i'm running a program, i'm typeing ...
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How to use systemd hybrid-sleep instead of suspend under gnome in linux?

How can I make GNOME 3 use Systemd hybrid-sleep instead of suspend when closing the lid or using suspend from the menu?
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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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How can I find out what's waking up my ultrabook?

So I just got a new machine and I noticed when I woke up the next day that the screen was on, meaning it somehow woke itself up on sleep. I had already disabled the waking options for mice and ...
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My computer needs restart after it is idle for a while

I am not sure what is exactly happening with my computer but this is fist time that I am noticing something like this. Whenever, I leave my laptop idle for few minutes, it goes in this Hibernate ...
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How to wake a sleeping laptop

I have an old compaq pressario CQ61 that's getting a bit old and I'm trying to convert to a media server. I want to put it by the TV and leave it mostly alone, and manage remotely (via RealVNC). Now ...
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Why my win7 home premium system doesnot walk into sleep mode after an enough inactive time?

I am using win7 home premium 64-bit. When I manually click the sleep button, my computer can fall into sleep mode -- that is to say, both the monitor and computer case are shut down. But when I leave ...
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win 8.1 can't sleep automatically after hibernating

There have been many post online about win 8.1 not entering sleep mode, my problem however only happens after I wake the device from hibernation (data saved to memory, power off). laptop: Asus eee PC ...
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Wake on LAN to specific requests (ports?)

Is there any way to customize exactly what wakes up a sleeping PC. If i tick Enable the network card to wake the computer it will just constantly keep waking randomly over the night. I need my PC to ...
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Windows 8.1 on Asus Ultrabook broken after coming out of sleep

I'm on my second Asus Ultrabook UX301LA-DH71T because I can't get a stable Windows 8.1 installation. I want to love this laptop - there's nothing quite equivalent in the market right now. But I need ...
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How to disable Connected Standby in Windows 8?

I have a tablet that runs Windows 8 Pro. Microsoft came up with a new power mode that they call Connected Standby, in which evidently all non-Metro apps are suspended when the tablet is put in a lower ...
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Prevent TrueCrypt dismount when sleeping

I have full system encryption set up with TrueCrypt across an internal SSD and a 7200rpm drive, as well as two external hard drives (both Western Digital, the drive in question is a WD Elements 3TB). ...
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HP 2000-bf69WM doesn't wake from sleep after downgrading to Windows 7

I have an HP 2000-bf69WM laptop that originally shipped with Windows 8. I have since downgraded it to Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1. I have installed all the drivers from HP's website for the laptop, ...
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Why is my computer constantly resuming from sleep?

My recently reformatted Windows 8.1 machine keeps resuming from sleep. This is an acute issue ever since I got my SSD (the reason for the reformat), as Hybrid Sleep is out and the system does true ...
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Virtualbox CentOs guest intermittently loses internet connectivity after sleep on Mac Host

I am using centos 6.2 guest on a Mavericks host in VirtualBox 4.2.18. The guest was working fine for maybe a few dozen sleep/wake-up cycles. But then the internet connectivity mysteriously ...
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How to get a Sleep button on the Log-In screen?

Quite often my cat wakes up my PC after I've put it to Sleep. It would be extremely useful to be able to put the computer back to Sleep without the need to Log back into the system again (password on ...
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I pressed the sleep button on my keyboard and now I can't wake up my computer

My motherboard is the 970 extreme 4 and the lights and fans turn on but my keyboard and monitor aren't working. My monitor says it has no signal and the keyboard light doesn't turn on. I've tried ...
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With Wake-on-lan enabled, computer will wake randomly with no WOL Signal sent

I have enabled WOL on my custom PC in order to wake my PC for remote control. I have an Ethernet cable plugged directly into the Ethernet slot of my Realtek card. When i put my PC to sleep, it will ...
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Laptop sleeps immediately after scheduled task with lid closed

Running Windows 8.0, I have a scheduled task which runs every 5 minutes which only works properly when the lid is open (similar to this open question). The task copies files to a Cubby, which should ...
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Acer Aspire E1-572G won't wake up from sleep

I have this work laptop, Acer Aspire E1-572G, and whenever it sleeps (via closing the lid or FN + F4), it does not want to wake up whatever I do. I tried (of course) opening the lid, using the same ...
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Windows programs hang when external hard drive wakes up

My 1-TB Western Digital external hard drive keeps waking up randomly. This leads to several parts of Windows to hang e.g. the flash plugin in Firefox or the Windows Explorer while browsing files on ...
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External monitor not going to sleep

I have an Acer Aspire 5750g, my problem is that when my laptop goes to sleep or shut down, the external monitor keep saying that no input and won't go to sleep mode.Everytime I have to turn off the ...
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Sleep hard disk after X minutes of idle

I want to make two drives sleep after 15 minutes of idle (sdb and sdc) on Linux Arch. I have the idea that hdparm should be able to help me. I can put the disks into standby (hard disk spins down, ...
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Sleep/Hibernation of Windows Computer and Data Loss / Wrong Results during Long Process

I've searched on the Internet and found thoughts that hibernating or putting a Windows computer into sleep during a long complex process such as encoding audio/video or making a database query is very ...
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No sleep or hibernate options on my Windows 7 PC

I've been looking around and couldn't find the right answer to fix my problem. I build my computer today from scratch, but for some reason the Sleep & Hibernate options are disabled and won't let ...
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Windows 8.1 randomly restarting during sleep

I've had a problem for some time now where my PC will randomly restart while sleeping at odd times. It seems to me based on Event Viewer that something is causing it to wake up while sleeping (maybe ...
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Does hard disk spin when PC sleeps?

When I put a Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 PC on sleep mode, does the spinning of hard disk turn off or is kept on? I am talking about the internals of the hard disk and general sleep mode not ...
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Why does media centre remote power button shut down instead of sleeping?

I just upgraded my Elonex Artisan Media Centre from Vista to Windows 8 (with Media Centre pack). The upgrade went surprisingly smoothly, once I had added the old sound drivers, and forced Windows 8 ...
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How to prevent a laptop from going into sleep in Windows7 32bit in High Performance mode?

When my laptop running Win7 32bit is not used, it always goes into some kind of energy saving mode. The exact behaviour ist like this. When the computer is not use, the screen will go darker and when ...
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Windows crash on waking from sleep - disk error?

I have two identical model number PCs (Compaq CQ1-2025) running retail (non-OEM) Windows 7 SP1 + updates. The first one goes to sleep and wakes up without any trouble using default Windows 7 sleep ...
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usb audio interface 'disappears' on windows 7 wakeup

Most nights I fall asleep listening to music - sometime during the night, my computer goes to sleep. When I wake it up the next morning, my external audio device (M-Audio Fast Track Pro) get 'lost' ...
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Win8 on laptop: lid turns off only the monitor

I have an Asus S400CA with Win8. When I'm home I access it with VNC. I'm trying to config its power settings so that, when it's plugged on AC, when I lid close it, only monitor is turned off and ...
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Make Windows go to sleep regardless of playing media

Is there a way to make Windows 7 sleep/hibernate no matter if a media player is playing music/movies or not? I'm asking because I've had times when I'm listening to music while I'm on the PC and when ...
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Windows 7 cannot connect ot internet after sleep/hibernate

This problem has surfaced recently. After If I switch on my laptop from hibernate/sleep mode, it can;t connect to internet. It displays all the available networks (wireless) but it never succeeds in ...
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Microsoft Security Essentials Prevent PC From Sleep

Recently I had some problems getting my HTPC to sleep (S3), I noticed that sometimes it works and other times it doesn't. After some testing, I found out that once I disable microsoft security ...
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Sleep button is not active in Windows 7 Ultimate

I updated my Intel HD 3000 graphics drivers and the sleep button is not active any more. I did a restart but it's not working. Under msinfo32 I have graphic driver details. I have both Intel HD 3000, ...
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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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Dell Inspiron 7720 reboots instead of waking from standby

I have a Dell Inspiron 17R SE (7720) running BIOS version A12. It runs Windows 8 and it has the following problem for a while now (which it didn't have when I first got it). Every time I put Windows ...
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Windows Server 2008 Sleep at night

I have a Windows Server 2008 home server, that i'm going to sleep during the night. It's BIOS does not support scheduled boot. Can i use some kind of task in the Scheduled Tasks to make it sleep at ...
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Windows Server 2008 Sleep at night

I have a Windows Server 2008 home server, that i'm going to sleep during the night. It's BIOS does not support scheduled boot. Can i use some kind of task in the Scheduled Tasks to make it sleep at ...
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Toshiba P55-A5312 makes screeching noise when entering sleep mode [duplicate]

I bought a Toshiba P55-A5312 from Best Buy around Thanksgiving and upgraded to Windows 8.1. I also downloaded the updated drivers from Toshiba for 8.1. Ever since the upgrade, I have an intermittent ...
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Wake-on-LAN & alternatives?

My supervisor has asked me to come up with a Wake-on-LAN or WoL-like solution for a project related to allowing specific employees to VPN into machines of various power states. From what I've seen, ...
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Windows 8 sleeps minutes after full screen video ends

Whenever full screen video is playing, for instance, youtube, twitch, VLC or XBMC, sleep is prevented, but it seems like the idle timer still ticks down to zero which means the minute the video ends, ...
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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 ...