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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Controller (or driver) causing Windows 10 to always stay awake

Ever since upgrading to Windows 10, my machine would not allow the screen or machine to timeout and sleep or hibernate. Before upgrading from Windows 7 the machine slept normally. After some searching ...
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What counts as inactive time for the purposes of sleep/hibernation?

My computer was in the middle of running a long computation in Matlab when it went into hibernation mode. Clearly I am not understanding the definition of "how long your computer is inactive", see ...
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Allow Wake on LAN only for specific devices

Is it possible to allow Wake-on-LAN (WoL) only for specific devices? At the moment I got Plex (running Windows 10 Pro) and the PC automatically wakes up, as soon as I try to access Plex on my TV. ...
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Power button triggers a ctrl+alt+deleter screen

I have looked up for a solution on several forums but can't find it, hope I didn't miss it ! I have a laptop and I am used to turn it into sleeping mode by pressing the physical power button that is ...
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Calendar waking computer from sleep

Windows 10 keeps waking my computer from sleep over every notification. How can I prevent this from happening, while I still want to see the notifications when I turn on the computer?
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Monitor just goes into sleep mode on startup

I've inherited a former colleague's desktop. It was lacking a hard drive so just received that, connected it up, plugged in a DVI monitor, and started it up.. the fans all start to run, and the hard ...
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Notebook crashes when woken up

I have a HP 655 notebook (E2-1800 AMD CPU, 4gb RAM, OS is original preinstalled Windows 7 Home Basic x64) which had a 320GB regular HDD installed. I've recently updraged it with Intel 325 180GB SSD. ...
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Conclusively stop wake timers from waking Windows 10 desktop

Problem Windows suffers from hand-holding, and every iteration has exacerbated the problem. Windows 10 attracted controversy upon release for forcing home users to update regularly and making user ...
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How to close the lid on the Asus Zenbook without putting it to sleep?

I'm using a new Asus Zenbook with Windows 8.1. To avoid problems with the tiny screen, I've bought a docking station and external monitor for the desktop. Is it safe to close the lid on the laptop ...
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After Windows 10 upgrade the computer cannot go to sleep mode and wake up again

Until upgrading from windows 8.1 to windows 10 everything was fine. Since after the upgrade when I want the computer to go to sleep or to hibernate it switches off the screen but does not switch of ...
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Windows 10 - Computer will not enter reduced power mode

This has been asked before in the form of "Windows X won't sleep", and I've unsuccessfully followed all of the prescribed diagnostic steps everywhere I can find. Some time, about 2 weeks ago, my ...
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Windows 10 wakes itself up to install updates

I recently upgraded my home desktop computer to Windows 10. Ever since I've done this, my computer has been waking itself up from sleep at seemingly random times during the night. This is incredibly ...
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Windows 10 keeps waking up at night, source unknown, what to do?

I have recently upgraded a Win7 Pro machine to Win10, and since that day, every few days, the computer wakes up at nicht, once at 3:30 in the morning, the other time at 2:30 in the morning. I already ...
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Sleep timer on Windows

I want to run a particular noise generator on my PC (mynoise.net) at night, and have it running for a set length of time before putting the Windows to sleep (I don't want to shut down Windows, just do ...
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Windows 7 see cause of previous wake

Sometimes my machine wakes up by itself. I read about powercfg -lastwake, but this only shows the cause of the latest wake event. Is there a way to look at a history of wake events and see their ...
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Laptop goes into sleep mode when already shutting down

I have a Dell E6530 laptop with Windows 10. When I shut down Windows and then close the laptop a few seconds later, it begins to shut down but still into sleep mode. When I press the power button ...
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Timer to awake Windows System from Sleep after certain time (may be 5 minutes)

Is for testing my Laptop (Some times it Freeze while going to sleep,Need Hard reboot). Need a solution to test it overnight. I set 'Put the computer to Sleep After' to 5 Minutes Now I need a ...
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Wake Source Count zero but my PC is constantly waking up

For about a week, when I put my PC to sleep it will automatically wake up in approx. 30 seconds. This is the output of various powercfg commands: Here is the event log, not sure if time ...
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Is there anyway to stop a Windows 10 laptop from waking up because of accidental keyboard interaction in a bag?

I own an Lenovo Yoga 1470 (Lenovo Yoga 3 14") And the problem with it is that when I put it to sleep, and put it inside my bag, it seems to bend little bit and turn on because of a keypress. I tried ...
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My computer wakes up in the middle of the night in sleep mode.I have windows 10 pro

I turned off automatic maintenance, disallowed it to wake up my computer. Disallowed my computer to automatically be woken up. I also disallowed my computer to be woken up by mouse, scheduled tasks, ...
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Origin (from EA) prevents Windows 10 from sleep and does not require password

I have recently upgraded to Windows 10 and with Origin installed, I can't put the computer to sleep. When I put the computer to sleep, after 3 minutes the computer wakes up automatically and goes ...
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Windows 10 PCs not sleeping after automatic wake (sometimes)

I have recently upgraded two PCs from Win 8.1 to Win 10. I also have a Windows Home Server box which I use to back up the PCs. The PCs are woken automatically every day at 10am for the WHS backup. ...
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Windows 8.1 Won't stay asleep

As the title indicates, my 8.1 Windows PC will not stay asleep. -I have globally disabled all wake timers through the power options, and verified that there are no active wake timers via the ...
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Windows gather at sleep after Windows 10 upgrade [duplicate]

Ever since I upgraded from Windows 7 to windows 10, all my windows gather onto my primary monitor every time my PC goes to sleep and wakes back up. This is extremely annoying since I'm constantly ...
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Windows 7 machine doesn't go to sleep

When I select "Sleep" from the Start menu, or when the computer decides by itself to sleep, the hard drive churns for a bit, but then it turns up at the Lock screen instead. My motherboard is an ASUS ...
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Windows 10 keeps waking from sleep

My computer has been waking out of sleep since I've upgraded to windows 10. It usually sleeps for many hours before waking. This is a desktop PC. C:\WINDOWS\system32>powercfg lastwake Wake History ...
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Windows 10 is unresponsive for a while after booting from sleep

I've found I have similar problem to the one posted yesterday: Windows 10 wake up from sleep is very slow I've done a boot trace (like it was suggested by user magicandre1981). ...
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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 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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Reset motherboard after sleep

I have a problem with my computer. I put my computer in sleep mode. When I want woke up my computer, the screen turn on and stay black. After that I need to power off the computer with shutting the ...
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Touch display doesn't turn on when system wakes

I have a windows 8.1 system being used as digital signage. I would like it to wake up automatically in the mourning and sleep at night. Sleeping at night works fine, and having task scheduler run echo ...
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Laptop shuts down instead of going into sleep mode when I send it to sleep

I'm using an Asus laptop. It's more than a year old. This has been going on for maybe a month. I've looked into all the basic settings but can't find what's causing the problem. Here are the settings: ...
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How can I make my external USB drive start faster?

I have an external 3 TB Touro hard drive from Hitachi, which works fine; it starts up from sleep mode in a few seconds. Now I've added a 4 TB Touro, and on this drive it takes 30 seconds(!) to start ...
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Surface Pro 3 shuts down instead of sleeping following work domain join

I recently bought a Surface Pro 3 for work. Recently, I added my work's domain to my computer so that I could access network resources and so on. Following that change, I've noticed that some of my ...
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Execute blocking script with admin rights in Windows before and after standby

I would like to run a script in Windows right before standby/sleep mode with admin rights and blocking, i.e., the system should not go to sleep until the script has successfully terminated. ...
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Laptop sometimes crashes when waking up

I got a new laptop on Friday (Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga from Best Buy), and so far it's been working great, except that there've been a couple of times that I've woken it up from sleep and instead of just ...
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How to prevent Windows 10 waking from sleep when traveling in bag?

I am not turning laptop off, but rather putting into hibernation, as it starts much faster and I can continue working without starting all apps again. It was working long time from Windows XP to ...
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Windows 8.1 waking up from sleep by itself

My windows 8.1 is waking up from sleep by itself. I have wakeup timers disabled: And there should be no hardware that is allowed to wake my device: In the second picture we do see teamviewer ...
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Laptop shutsdown when I, myself, go to sleep. Turns back on asking me to start in safe mode etc

The laptop is connected to the wall plug, with the battery removed. I just leave the laptop on, go to sleep, and when I wake up, sometimes I'll find it already shut down (as opposed to the screen ...
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External HDDs are recognised only when waking up from sleep

I've started facing this issue pretty recently (less than 2 weeks). I have several external HDDs (all with separate power adapters) from different manufacturers. Case 1 HDD connected prior to ...
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Laptop won't wake from sleep when external Keyboard and Mouse are plugged in via USB Hub. How to fix?

We have an ASUS Zenbook UX305FA laptop running Windows 10 that is able to be woken from sleep with an external Keyboard and Mouse when they are plugged-in directly into their individual USB ports. ...
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Windows 10 upgrade screwed Power Settings

Recently upgraded from 8.1 to 10. I had kept it for an overnight upgrade, and this was my undoing! When I checked in the morning, the PC was in sleep/hibernate mode and wouldn't wake up. I tried all ...
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Windows 10 windows all return to main monitor on sleep

Running Windows 10 Enterprise RTM. With two monitors, after the computer goes to sleep all windows return to main monitor. When only locking the computer and waking it up again windows stay where they ...
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Display driver igfx stopped responding and has successfully recovered

The Control Panel's Power Options settings will put my laptop to sleep and then hibernate. This has been working for a year without a problem. Now, when I wake up my laptop, the machine will power ...
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Windows 8 embedded sporadic/randomly goes to sleep. Possibly network related

I have 2 PC's running Windows 8.1 Embedded. Last week after months of up-time they went to sleep. There was no windows event logging to match this, only PnP messages from plugging my keyboard in to ...
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prevent windows 7 sleep while files are being accessed by network

I have movies and stuff that is accessed from the lan (via xbmc/kodi, usually) that reside on my Windows 7 box. I want the machine to be able to go into sleep mode when files are NOT being accessed, ...
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Computer Suddenly started waking up from sleep by itself

My PC was functioning fine for a longtime until last night when I went to sleep it suddenly turned itself on. I made it sleep again and around 10 mins later it went on again. So I ran powercfg ...
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How to find out what causes crashes in Windows 10 during sleep or hibernation (DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE, ntoskrnl.exe+14d220)?

When I resume from sleep/hibernation in Windows 10, it starts normally (as it was turned off). In event log, I have found the following error: The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck ...
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Windows 7 wakes from sleep mode without exterior notice

I close the lid of my laptop which puts it to sleep mode. However, it seems to wake up for a few seconds at full hours (10am and 13pm). I notice it, because it plays a youtube video audibly for these ...
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Windows 8.1 computer repeatedly wakes up and goes to sleep again

I put my computer (Windows 8.1 Pro) to sleep every evening. For a couple days now, I find it awake in the morning. A quick check in Event Viewer shows that it actually woke up and (apparently) put ...