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 can I logoff and go to stand-by via Win XP script?

I am looking for a way to write a script (of any sort) that would both log me off my local Windows account and also immediatedly put the computer to sleep / stand-by. I've found solutions that can do ...
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Macbook Pro - Randomly sleeps and won't wake up

All, I have a Macbook Pro 13" (mid 2009) that has had a long time issue which seems to be getting worse. Occasionally, I will go to wake the computer with the keyboard and can't wake it. The HDD ...
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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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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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How do I set a hot corner in Windows 7?

I have a dual monitor setup on my Windows 7 box at work. I'd like to know how (if possible) I can set a hot corner to start the screensaver or put the display to sleep?
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How can I stop windows re-positioning after waking from sleep?

I put my multi-monitor system to sleep when it's not in use. After I wake it up, all windows are repositioned to a different screen. The closest pattern I can think of is that the windows there were ...
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What is keeping my disks awake?

I have configured my hard drives to go to sleep after 1 minute of inactivity. This used to work very well; the server was almost always dead silent. But recently the drives are more often awake. Can ...
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Laptop wakes up from Sleep mode when I remove the mouse [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Notebook wakes up after disconnecting mouse On my new laptop the following happens: I press the Power button and the computer goes to sleep. OK. I unplug the cables, ...
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MacBook does not go to sleep when plugged in since upgrading to Lion

My MacBook does not turn off when I put it in sleep mode, when it is plugged in. I put the laptop on "sleep" or close the lid, but the computer stays on and stays hot! My MacBook goes to sleep fine ...
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Mac Book Pro wakes up in my backpack

This has happened to me twice: I press the power button on my Mac Book Pro, choose sleep, close it, unplug everything, confirm that is off (by pressing my ear to it) and put it in my bag. Some ...
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Why does this monitor go to sleep but won't wake up, event though all related power options are turned off?

We have a machine, Windows 7 (64-bit) with ASUS motherboard, in our building that only sometimes seems to go to sleep, but won't wake up. The machine is still running but shaking the mouse or hitting ...
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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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Vista laptop keeps waking up a minute after I put it to sleep

I have used the command powercfg -lastwake to determine what is waking up my computer. Here is what it produces in prompt Wake History Count - 1 Wake History [0] Wake Source Count - 1 Wake ...
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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 can sleep but cannot hibernate

On my Lenovo T400, Windows 7 can sleep but cannot hibernate. When choosing hibernation, the screen turns black, but then there is one beep, and the screen turns back to what it was before choosing ...
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Put 'nix box to sleep from command line?

What command(s) do I type in the terminal to put the computer to sleep?
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Wake timers don't wake computer from sleep mode

I'm got a custom built PC running 64 bit Windows 7 Ultimate. So far everything works great except for one thing: it will not wake up from sleep mode for a wake timer or scheduled task. Sleep mode ...
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Keep lan connection alive while going to sleep

Is it possible to keep lan connection alive when going to sleep? Although I would like a laptop independent(in general) answer, my laptop is Thinkpad T500 and the power manager shows in PCI options, ...
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How can I put Windows Server 2008 into sleep mode?

I have Windows Server 2008 and I tried to put it into sleep mode at night. But I could not find it. Is there any way to make it sleep or turn off the hard disk?
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Is there a way to make a win8.1 laptop NOT turn off the HDMI output video or sleep when closing the lid?

There is still an option in the Windows 8.1 control panel (in the regular desktop control panel) that claims to permit you to change what happens when the lid closes. However no matter how you set ...
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Windows 8 won't resume from sleep

I upgraded to Win 8 from 7, not through a fresh install and some months now I've noticed that I can't wake up my computer by any means except by pressing the on/off button. After researching ...
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My Windows 8 computer does not come out of Standby

My computer will not come out out of standby. It has had this issue ever since I bought it ~4 years ago. When I purchased it, It came with Vista, I have since upgraded it to 7 and now 8 Pro, each time ...
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Windows 7 : Prevent computer from sleeping while there is network traffic

I have a python script that is downloading data on a remote computer. I want to prevent the computer from going to sleep as long as the data download is in progress. However if the program ...
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How to find out what is preventing my iMac to go to sleep?

I have an iMac running Snow Leopard. Everything is running fine, but the mac won’t go to sleep if inactive. The settings are correct. Any ideas what might cause this? I guess some background program ...
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How can I prevent Windows from going to sleep during a scheduled task?

I have created scheduled tasks on both a Vista and Win7 machine which wake up the machine if it is currently in a sleep state. However, if the task takes longer than the power settings are configured ...
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What is preventing my computer from going idle?

When I first boot my Windows 7 computer, it will go idle if I stop using it - first the screensaver comes on, then the computer goes to sleep after a certain amount of time. This is the expected ...
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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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Windows 8 sleep, blank screen on resume

I use a SONY VAIO laptop VPCS116FA that came pre-installed with Windows 7. I have upgraded to Windows 8. The experience has been good so far but I am facing a frustrating problem. Whenever, I put my ...
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Windows 7 does not 'wake up' from Sleep mode

I'm new to Windows 7, so I don't know if this is normal. When the computer is idle for 30 minutes, the screen goes black and no key pressing or mouse movement will bring the computer out of standby. ...
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HP laptop (Windows 7 x64) turns itself on @11:30am every day

My HP laptop wakes up from sleep every day at 11:30am by itself. No tasks scheduled for that time (either user or Windows tasks). No AV scans or updates scheduled for that time. Auto-defrag & ...
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How to prevent a Windows 7 PC from sleeping when CPU usage is over X%?

I often leave the PC running into the night to process video files, so it shouldn't sleep while it's working but it would be nice if it went into sleep when it's done. During the export the CPU is ...
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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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Not able to Hibernate or sleep Windows7 after resizing os partiton(c:)

Recently I increased size of my c: where windows7 was installed before resizing the partition, windows was hibernating properly but now I am not able to hibernate or sleep. My motherboard support s1 ...
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Windows 7 Sleep Problems

My desktop's Windows 7 installation was working perfectly but recently I ran into a problem where it would not come out of sleep. The system seems to be running it's just that it won't come out of the ...
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Windows Defender Waking Up Hard Drive

I have an external hard drive that I only use for storage, I almost never write data to it but it can be useful if I want to access some data that I have in it. When it’s possibile I’d like for the ...
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How do I prevent my bluetooth headphones from waking my computer from standby?

I have a pair of Bluetooth 4.0 headphones which are paired with both my laptop and my desktop. As soon as I power on the headphones, they will wake any paired device from standby. So if I have my ...
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Black screen when macbook returns from sleep

I have a macbookpro unibody late 2008 15p and use OS X Lion, 10.7.3. I use always an external monitor and close the lid. When I finish my work day I put the macbook in sleep mode and it switches off. ...
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Windows 7 crashes after putting PC into hybrid sleep mode

I just built my new PC 2 days ago. It works extremely well, except that it can't go into hybrid sleep mode. My PC is running Windows 7 Professional X64 With hybrid sleep allowed, when I click sleep, ...
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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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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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Is there a systematic way to test for sleep problems?

I've searched here and on Google, however most of the advice is "check your BIOS and Drivers and make sure they're all up to date" However, is there a systematic way to debug/diagnose sleep problems ...
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Execute command after seconds (without sleep)

How can I run a command after X seconds without sleep. Or with sleep but without the shell just wait for the response of that command? I use this but it not work sleep 5 ; ls > a.txt I need to ...
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How to prevent OSX from putting a computer to sleep when a VM is running in VMWare Fusion

I have discovered the hard way that bad things happen to my VMs if my macbook pro goes to sleep while a VM is running. Is there a way to prevent my computer from being put to sleep when VMWare Fusion ...
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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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How do I stop my computer from going into sleep or hibernate mode?

I have noticed that when I run Windows Media Player on my laptop, that the screen saver will not start and more importantly my computer will not go into sleep or hibernate mode. However, when running ...
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Mac: How to log in as different user when Mac requires password to wake from sleep?

If your Mac is set up to require a password when being awoke from sleep or the screen saver is it possible to log in as a different user? If so how?
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Is it sleeping or hibernating?

Simple question, when I close the lid on my laptop, is it suspending to RAM or to disk? If it depends on the laptop, than how can I find out? EDIT:Running Windows vista and 7 RTM on dual boot.
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What happens when a computer goes to sleep? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the difference between (these four) sleep states? What exactly (hardware and software-wise) happens when a computer goes to sleep? Do the actual processes turn ...
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My computer wakes up from standby in the middle of the night and doesn't want to remain standby

I recently upgraded to Windows 8. I found that a strange phenomenon is happening often during day or night hours (night hours being the most annoying). I usually turn my computer "off" by putting it ...
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Finding the cause why a laptop wakes itself from sleep

My new Windows 7 64bit laptop keeps waking up from sleep. I tried various things and still it wakes up: Disconnecting the mouse\keyboard Disconnecting it from the LAN Keeping it with the lid closed ...