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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Power button keep on even after auto sleep

When my laptop goes to sleep power button light is still on. As a result charge reduce gradually. When I try to wake it up by pressing any key of keyboard, it doesn't wake up properly. Screen is ...
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My Surface 3 goes into sleep/screen saver mode while I am actively using it (e.g. typing or scrolling with the mouse)

I have a Surface 3; when I am using it; typing etc, it keeps randomly going into sleep/screen saver mode. I haven't locked the screen, it's not inactive, I'll be typing or scrolling and the screen ...
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Laptop wont wake up after lid closed Dell XPS L502X

Hi I have a Dell XPS L502x, I am having problems when I close the lid, it won't fire up again when I open the lid. The fan starts but nothing else happens, I have to press and hold the on/off button ...
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How to Prevent Sleep Mode when CPU usage is over ___% [closed]

I render animations overnight, but I don't want my computer to be on when its done, so how would I do this?
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How to select devices used for windows idle detection?

In my Windows 10 system I have connected a X52 Pro joystick. It seems to signal activity to Windows because the idle time counter never exceeds few miliseconds (tested with IdleClock ...
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Computer waking up due to some PCI device

Ever since installing my new motherboard (Asus Z77 professional) my computer won't stay asleep for more than a few minutes. Executing powercfg /lastwake always returns the same: PS ...
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Windows 10 Resizes and Moves Windows when Computer Wakes

When I wake my computer up my windows resize to a smaller form and they also seem to move the upper left hand corner of the screen. There is an answer to this question on answers.microsoft.com but ...
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Why does sleeping kill my internet and how can I fix it?

So new problem for me on Win10 on a desktop attached to ethernet: When I put the computer to sleep (basically at this point just shutting the monitors off) no matter how short the time, I lose my ...
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Memory_Management BSOD when shutting down or sleeping computer after Win 10 upgrade

I recently upgraded a Dell D820 to Windows 10, and have been getting a Memory_Management BSOD every time I shut down the computer or it goes to sleep. The computer runs fine while in use, and has ...
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Can't wake up Windows 10 machine with task scheduler

I have successfully set up sleep and wake up tasks for Windows 7 that have functioned correctly for more than a month. After a upgrade to Windows 10 the wake up task has ceased working. I have tried ...
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Sleep option missing in Windows 10

After Updating to Windows , I'm missing the Sleep button in the Power options. I've tried to add it through the Choose what the power button does, but it's also missing.
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keyboard won't wake up computer after sleep for a while, linux

When i put the computer to sleep, i can wake it back up with the keyboard or mouse just fine. until a few hours have passed, then only the power button will work. i'm guessing my keyboard only wakes ...
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Hard drive wakes up from sleep and spins at 100% for a long time

Windows 7: I put my PC into sleep mode. At times the hard drive starts to spin. During this time, I cannot get on the computer (by moving the mouse, hitting any key or pressing the power button ...
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Desktop computer wakes up after a few minutes

Not sure what is causing it. Not sure what other information you all would need apart from what I'm pasting below. Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.10240] (c) 2015 Microsoft Corporation. All rights ...
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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 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 ...