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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Computer won't wake from S3 if utorrent is running

I have a win7 x64 machine with utorrent installed. I could always put the machine into S3 sleep mode without any problem, even when utorrent was running. Yesturday, I found out that my computer won't ...
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How can I make OS X use the keystrokes that I wake it with as the log-in password?

When I am waking my computer from sleep (or just from having the screen turned off after not having used it for a while) first the screen comes on, and then it asks for my password, and then I can ...
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Windows 8.1 preview laptop always has issues after waking up from sleep

The details vary, but after I wake up my laptop running Windows 8.1 preview, something is always wrong. Just now, I could move the mouse cursor but could not do anything with it; I finally had to ...
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Why does my computer frequently fail to wake up?

My computer frequently fails to wake up. I press the keyboard or mouse but it just sits there. The monitor is off. I have a Dell XPS 8500, have all the latest drivers according to ...
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PC can't recover from “Turn off display after 5 mins”

My power settings is set to turn off display after 5mins. Occasionally my PC can't seem to wake up from this. The monitor is just black with its led indicator blinking. The keyboard and mouse's lights ...
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Computer keeps turning on after going sleep

About a week ago my computer started to turning on just after going into sleep mode. I've checked common settings related to this problem, such as keyboard / mouse energy settings as well as media ...
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Thinkpad Tablet 2 Windows 8 Pro Task Scheduler won't do full resume

I have a problem with the Windows 8 Pro task scheduler on a Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet 2. Before I begin, the process of which I speak works perfectly on Windows 7 Pro on numerous laptops, older tablets, ...
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Using CMD to send computer to sleep after xx minutes

I'm trying to teach myself Python. As a small intro project, I've trying to build a program which allows you to turn off or send a computer to sleep after a user defined set of time. I had no issue ...
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Why can I wake from S3 with any press of the keyboard, but only a dedicated button on my IR remote?

As the title says, when my computer enters S3, pressing any key on my wireless keyboard will wake it from S3, but only a very specific button (the PowerToggle button of the Microsoft Keyboard device ...
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What could be causing windows to fail to sleep or hibernate, and revert system settings?

I am running Windows 8.1 on my system (Dell e6520) and the symptoms are this: My PC won't sleep or hibernate. It the screen turns off, but the fans just run and run, and after a little while, it ...
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PC enters suspended state, will not wake

I have a strange problem that's been happening with a PC of mine, an HP desktop running Windows 7 32-bit. In the past couple months, the PC will occasionally go into what appears to be a hard drive ...
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wake computer up when IP is pinged

i want to wake my computer using WoL or a "VTL"(Virtual Tripline). but, because i am on a router with other devices, i cannot use WoL. Then I looked for a Virtual Tripline on google - no results that ...
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Laptop turned on from sleep automatically [duplicate]

I found my laptop powered on from Stand by mode about 6 hours later. I did a research around the site to find out the reason why it would automatically turn on from sleep. So, it told me to go into ...
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Prevent mac from going to sleep immediately after the closing lid

Everything I can find on this subject prevents your Mac from going to sleep until you specify when you want it to go to sleep. Sometimes I close the lid of my laptop then realize I forgot to do ...
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Windows 8.1 Preview keeps waking up the computer

I have Windows 8.1 Preview installed, and I prefer not to power my computer down but instead put it on sleep. However, I always have to make it sleep twice. The first time I click 'sleep', the ...
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Windows 7 64-bit machine Blue Screen every time it wakes up from sleep

Any idea how to fix it? Computer is a Gateway FX6802. Intel Core i7 940 @ 2.93GHz 12.0 GB Ram 64-bit Windows 7 OS I got a new monitor to replace one of the monitor's in my 2-monitor setup. But I ...
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Macbook Air WIFI not working after wake up

I have a late 2010 13" Macbook Air and I have problems turning Wi-Fi on when I wake the computer up. I keep my laptop connected to power, an external screen and a USB ethernet adapter at home and ...
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Keeping bridged network open while laptop sleeps

I don't have a way to connect my desktop directly to the router, so I'm connecting to my laptop and using a bridged connection on the laptop to give my desktop internet access. This works when the ...
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DP35DP Won't sleep

When I put the computer into sleep (manually, going from start menu, or when it automatically does it), the computer actually shuts down. Then, by itself, it starts up again, and gives me the ...
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Laptop sleep bug

I got a new laptop a few months ago and I have noticed a bug with it. If you are using the laptop and then all of a sudden you close it really quickly, then the light stays on saying that it is on, ...
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Does YouTube's upload page prevents Windows from entering sleep mode while uploading?

If I set Windows to suspend the computer after 30 min of inactivity in the Control Panel and leave a video uploading in Google Chrome, will the computer suspend or will the upload page prevent the ...
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Computer turns on when something else is turned on in the room

I have a desktop PC plugged into a wall power socket that wakes up from sleep when some other device is turned on plugged into a power socket in the room (different socket other side of room, but most ...
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Linux wakes immediately from sleep

From time to time opensuse 12.3 starts to wake up from sleep immediately. I have created a service in /etc/init.d be able to wake up from keyboard and mouse with the following code: echo enabled ...
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“/fullscreen” argument does not work when launching Windows Media Player as part of a scheduled task with wake from sleep

I recently asked a question about using Windows 7 Task Scheduler to wake a computer from Sleep mode and play a video, Windows Task Scheduler to wake from sleep and play a video, and I got it to work, ...
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How to deactivate hibernation on Windows 7?

I have Windows 7 on Dual boot with Ubuntu 12.04. I have set swap file size to 0 on Windows, therefore hibernation is not possible, at least not to be done right. Sleep is done normally and resuming is ...
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Where to find “sleep mode” drivers for debian distro?

I have HP pavillion g6 dualbooted, running windows 7 and crunchbanng 11, 64 bit, based on debian wheezy. My crunchbang won't wake from sleep mode, I had similar problem on windows 7, solved the issue ...
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Windows Task Scheduler to wake from sleep and play a video

I am trying to follow the directions in Can Windows 7 Task scheduler start a playlist in Windows Media Player 11?, but it is not working for me. It may be because I want to play video rather than ...
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Computer wakes up after turning off speakers

Windows 8, PC. I found solutions for when computer wakes up itself because of special network packets. This can be turned off in the device manager -> network devices -> power managment. The same ...
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Kubuntu won't resume from sleep

I am running Kubuntu 13.04 on an Acer Aspire One D270-1375 10 inch netbook running the Plasma Netbook. Kubuntu goes to sleep fine, but when I push the power button to resume it I get multicolored ...
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Black Screen After Sleep (Win 8)

I have an SSD only, Intel HD Graphics only, Ultrabook running on Windows 8 64-bit and after I turn it back on, after a long sleep of a few hours, the screen remains black even though the power is on ...
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Sleep Issue with windows 7 64 BIT and MSI H61-P31/W8 Motherboard

I have investigated why my computer will not go into "SLEEP MODE" according to the comments given me from here: Windows 7 64 bit will not turn monitor off The computer will stand IDLE for a day and ...
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Standby (Sleep) CMD [duplicate]

I wanted to know how to standby (sleep) from command prompt for Windows XP. Using this CMD command C:\WINDOWS\System32\rundll32.exe PowrProf.dll,SetSuspendState 0,1,0 didn't work alone. The only way ...
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Does using 'Sleep' affect the SSD?

I have a Windows 8 SSD-only Ultrabook, and I was wondering if using the 'Sleep' mode affects the SSD negatively? Thank you, Mark
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Why can't I use sleep mode on my nc6220 running Windows 7?

I'm encountering a very odd issue with my HP nc6220. Under both Windows XP and Xubuntu 12.04, I was able to put this machine into sleep mode. In Windows 7, however, I don't have the option to (notice ...
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Computer becomes unresponsive during sleep

I have a strange issue with my personal computer. My computer becomes completely unresponsive if it sits idle long enough to trigger sleep mode. It shuts off output to my monitors and while the LEDs ...
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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 Explorer Preventing Sleep Mode in Windows 7

I can put my Dell XPS 8500 with Windows 7 into Sleep Mode manually without a problem but it will not go into Sleep Mode via the power plan regardless of the specific settings, despite several hours of ...
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Windows 8 on Surface Pro goes to sleep on lock screen despite “High Performance” power settings

On a Windows 8-enabled Microsoft Surface Pro I have a "High Performance" power mode selected. When the device is locked via Win + L it still goes to sleep after a minute or so. Screen saver is ...
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force windows into successful sleep mode

some applications can prevent windows from going into sleep mode(e.g: connectify hotspot), in these cases, the monitor (laptop's screen) turns off and windows try to go into the sleep mode but because ...
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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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MacBook Pro freezes 1 minute after waking since I installed a 1TB secondary Hard Drive to Optical Bay ATA bus

I have a 15" MacBook Pro Early 2008 [A1260, MacBookPro4,1] (Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.5 GHz, 6GB RAM, 10.8.4). I decided to replace my boot drive with a SSD. This has worked with no problems for several ...
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My Windows 8 PC wakes up every night around 3 am

I just built a new Windows 8 PC, and started using it a few days ago. Every night, I use Hibernate on the computer before I go to bed. The only way to turn it back on is to hit the Power button. ...
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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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Mac OS X sleep mode

I am a new Mac user. I need to return to the MacBook continuously with varying amounts of time in between. However, the Mac goes into sleep mode breaking the tasks it was doing. I have figured out ...
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Wireless refuses to connect after waking up from suspend/sleep mode on XPSP3 on HP Mini 1101 netbook

(I've been trying things for a few months with no solution. Since the day I got this netbook, got it up to speed with SP3 and Windows Update over and over, and with the proper drivers installed for ...
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Computer sleep is messed up

My desktop PC is unable to properly sleep. Currently, instead of going into sleep mode, it simply powers off. For a while before it started always simply powering off, when Windows tried to put it ...
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Prevent Windows 8 Sleep music

Nine times out of ten when my computer goes to sleep, Windows 8 will start to play music (some kind of guitar strumming) ... How can I stop this?! The closest I've found to an answer is this from ...
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Conditionally put back computer to sleep after task finished

I have a task scheduled that runs periodically every few hours. I'd like to allow it to wake computer from sleep state and based on how that task finished (perhaps based on exit code, or some other ...
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windows 7 professional desktop goes to sleep even after setting sleep to “never”

Dell desktop goes to sleep and prevents my being able to log me in even after I set the power settings to never sleep mode. I have checked whether its hibernating and it is not. Wonder what other ...
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Skype on Win7: Screen will not dim or turn off during video call

I frequently "Skype-sleep" with my long-distance girlfriend at night while we are sleeping so she can wake me up in the morning etc. Anyways, she has a Mac and can dim her screen completely while the ...