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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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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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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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 ...
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How to prevent windows from sleeping? [duplicate]

How I can prevent my laptop from sleeping when a large file is downloading? Notice that I use windows 8 and the downloader program is IDM where I can find the related settings, in IDM or Windows? ...
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Does shutting down regularly harm laptop or Windows?

I usually work with my laptop and always shut it down for studying or doing other works (for half hour to two hours, about 6 times/day). Is this harmful?
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Sleep/Hibernate Confirm Screen from Sleep/Hibernate Button?

I've got a Lenovo T400 running Windows 7 and I've got this bad habit of expecting the bottom left button to be CTRL instead of FN. Is there a way I can force or remap the Fn+Sleep/Hibernate to bring ...
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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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Can't sleep with Windows 8.1

My HP Split X2 running window 8.1 won't go to sleep. I ran the command ”powercfg - requests” to see what was keeping it awake and found the culprit to be srvnet. I then proceeded to override this with ...
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Laptop won't resume correctly from sleep through lid

I'd want to solve this little annoying thing, that's my laptop failing to resume correctly from sleep mode. I'm on Windows 8, and it seems I'm facing this issue only when I close the lid - it does ...
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Windows 7 Start Menu: Difference between Sleep (and Hybrid Sleep) and Hibernate

I am running a localized (Italian) version of Windows 7. At the bottom of the start menu, when I click the arrow next to "Shut Down", here is what I see (I have listed the correspondence between the ...
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Windows XP don't show login screen after opening laptop lid

On my Dell Latitude D530 with Windows XP, I closed the lid and I think I opened it before the computer went into sleep mode. When I opened the lid, the login screen didn't show up! No menu, nothing. ...
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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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Windows 7 64 bit will not turn monitor off

I just bought myself a new computer (YAY!). It seems that something is keeping it awake and will not let him turn of the monitor or go into sleep mode. event when i use "nircmd" ...
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Windows 7 Sleep With Network Availability?

Is it possible to adjust sleep mode so that I can continue to share files while Windows 7 is set to sleep? If so, what settings should I use?
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Windows 7 wake from sleep and UTC?

I've been having problems with windows 7 waking from sleep after one minute or so on my laptop. I also have ArchLinux installed on this computer. A while back I tried a registry tweak to get windows ...
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Laptop will not properly go to sleep or wake up from sleep mode

I have a Toshiba A505 laptop with Windows 7 SP1 and Nvidia Geforce 310M with driver version 266.58. The issue I am having is that the laptop doesn't always properly go to sleep or properly wake from ...
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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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Network card dies when trying to wake up laptop from sleep

I have a Dell XPS 1640 laptop (aka Dell Studio XPS 16), running Vista. Whenever the laptop wakes up from sleep, my Broadcomm LAN card immediately dies. Any attempt to access it completely locks up ...
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Computer hangs when resuming from sleep

My laptop (HP Pavilion g7-1075dx Fedora 17 64-bit) does not resume after I put it to sleep, about every third time. I can put it to sleep and wake it up two times or so, and the next time I try it, ...