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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WiFi Goes Down When Computer Sleeps

This is a bit of an odd one. Every time my roommate puts his computer to sleep (an HP laptop with Windows 7), the WiFi goes out for a minute or two. It used to happen with my desktop, too, an older ...
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Close lid option “Do nothing” absent

I just unpacked my new Sony Vaio, with windows 8 pro installed. Everything is nice, so I tried setting my power management options. The "When I close the lid" option only list: Hibernate Sleep ...
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After resuming from sleep, computer reboots before login screen

(Solved... I guess? See 3rd edit) (edit: followed instructions here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/449401/constantly-restarts-before-login-screen/ to disable rebooting on system ...
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What's the status of disk when computer sleeps? [duplicate]

What's the status of disk when computer sleeps? Is it safe to move the computer around? And is there any difference between OS on sleeping behaviour?
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Windows 7: black screen for a minute upon resume from standby

Does anyone have a possible fix to this problem? My thinkpad w520 has had this problem for over a year. It doesn't always occur, but usually when I leave the computer in standby from more than a few ...
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Haswell HD graphics 4000 - Monitor doesn't sleep on power off

I have new PC with Haswell HD graphics 4000 connected to a Dell HD display via HDMI cable The monitor that came with my computer doesn't sleep on shutdown or computer standby. This is particularly ...
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Can I create/save a hybernation state to recover from *without* actually hibernating?

I'd like to be able to have my computer resume to it's last state (open programs etc) in the event of a forced or unintended power-off without having to actually hibernate or hybrid-sleep my machine. ...
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Windows 8 sleeps after 1 minute of idle

When I don't do anything with my laptop for 1 minute (no input, no music playing, ...), it goes to sleep after 1 minute. Not hibernating, just going to sleep with power in RAM. It drives me crazy. I ...
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Why does Windows 8-related networking freeze up after some period of time?

I have a problem where Windows 8-related network access will cease to function, but other networking will continue working just fine. It's been very difficult for me to pinpoint this to a particular ...
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When my computer powercycles after resuming from sleep

My issue it somewhat similar to this one - Computer continuously power-cycling in terms of symptoms, but different in general. If I put my computer to sleep manually, or shut it down, it will work ...
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MacBook Pro running Windows 7 trouble sleeping

I have Windows 7 on my bootcamp partition and everything was working fine until now... now, when I close the lid, the computer doesn't go to sleep completely (fans are running)... when I reopen it, ...
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Moving the mouse whilst putting computer to sleep hangs

I use Windows 8. When I hit the "sleep" button in the start menu, then wait until it has fully gone to sleep, then I can move the mouse to wake it back up again. If I move the mouse during the ...
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Glitchiness when waking up Windows 8 from Sleep

Well, my wife had the bright idea of leaving her laptop on the bed, knowing full well that I move in my sleep. Sure enough, I ended up kicking it and it fell on the floor. When she woke it from Sleep ...
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Windows 7 shows blank screen after resuming it from sleep mode

I'am using Windows-7 Home Basic 64 Bit OS. My system has stopped coming out of sleep mode. i.e. if I manually do sleep from shutdown menu, or close the lid, or sleep due to power plan, after ...
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Waking an Ibook G4 laptop running Debian Linux when it is plugged in

I have recently acquired an old ibook G4 which I hope to use as a Debian Linux server. However, I live in a place with very frequent power cuts, and it's possible that occasionally one will last long ...
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What's the easiest way to schedule a windows XP task to run when going into or coming out of standby?

This is an issue with Windows XP (SP3) I have some software on my machine my employer requires me to run. However, if this software is running when my machine wakes up from standby, it consumes 100% ...
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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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Is it better to have a disk drive run continuously or to have it sleep and start at least 5 times a day? [duplicate]

i'm switching from a big Windows PC with a number of hard drives in the box to a small MacBook Pro. I want to put all hard drives in USB docks. It seems to works well but i have now some hard drives ...
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Why OSX wakes up when I connect to power?

My system wakes up whenever I plugin my system to ac power. That is a really big inconvenience, since I hibernate my system usually. So a wake here means then system will turn on. This happens ...
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Possible to selectively blacken out individual monitors?

Is there a way to somehow selectively "blank" or blacken an individual monitor while it's on through some type of "topical" solution? I have three monitors, and sometimes I want to view solely on ...
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How does a Kindle (or iPad) know when I close the lid? [closed]

How does a Kindle (or iPad) go to sleep when I close the lid of the case? Does it just detect something like going into complete darkness, or is it related to the magnet?
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Does Dropbox sync when computer is asleep or locked?

I have some pretty big sync's to do, but I can't sit around my computer making sure it's awake and unlocked all day/night. Does Dropbox sync when the computer is "Locked" or asleep?
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Should I uninstall the Intel graphics kernel mode driver?

My installation of Windows Vista says that the Intel graphics kernel mode driver is causing Windows to resume slowly and offers an option to remove it from the list. I presume this would increase my ...
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“Put display to sleep” hot corner not working

Does "put display to sleep" hot corner require some other specific settings? All hot corners work perfectly except for this one. Instead of putting the display to sleep it dimms the keyboard. What's ...
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Is it possible to enable a process to remain active during Windows sleep mode?

While the majority of processes are sleeping, can a selection of them continue to operate normally?
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How can I put a computer to sleep without login

How do I put the WINDOWS computer to sleep from the CTRL/ALT/DEL command log-in screen without having to enter my password and log-in? All the computers in our network must be password protected, and ...
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speeding up wakeup time / pauses with Windows 7 (64bit) on laptop

I'm looking both for some general advice, and any specific hints for my situation. (so please don't close as too localized, even the general advice is helpful) General question: I have a laptop, ...
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How to find out the time Linux machine have spent in sleep [duplicate]

Everyone knows that command uptime shows running time of Linux machine. Is there a similar command for sleep and/or hibernate mode? To be clear: I want to know wake up time of my system.
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Windows 7 Sleep issues - GPU dying?

My PC has been having issues coming out of sleep lately. I've searched most related topics around here but couldn't find an answer to completely relate to - although I tried some of the solutions ...
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MacBook Pro goes to sleep when phone is on it

I have a MacBook Pro 13" with Mountain Lion and sometimes when I place my phone on the computer (usually on the left of the trackpad) the computer goes to sleep with no reason. Although this does not ...
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Is there some way to tell if a Linux machine was woken up by wake-on-lan packet?

I'm looking for a way (programmatically or otherwise) to determine if my machine was woken up by WOL or not (let's say, a Ubuntu Server box). This is sort of a two-fold question, where I want to know ...
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How do I make the computer ignor mouse input before going into sleep mode?

is it possible to make Windows 7 laptop go onto sleep mode even if there is mouse movement? I want it to go to sleep after lets say 30 minutes if there is no keyboard input, but even if there is mouse ...
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How to enable different ACPI Sleep Modes with Asus UEFI BIOS

I'm using a new asus motherboard which supports ACPI 2.0a, and am running Windows 8. I'm trying to figure out how to maximize energy efficiency and component lifespan. This computer is only used for ...
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Computer gets stuck when going to sleep

Whenever my Windows 7 laptop goes to sleep (either by automatically going to sleep automatically or by telling it to) it gets stuck. It doesn't go into sleep mode, the screen goes black and it shows ...
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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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Can I set a hibernation/sleep warning on my laptop

Is it possible to set a hibernation/sleep warning on a laptop like a count down or something? I sometimes bring my laptop to work and access files off it through my work computer. It is sitting at the ...
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Scheduled tasks don't execute when initiated sleep from command line

I have the problem that scheduled tasks will only cause the pc to weak up from sleep, if the PC has been put to sleep with the GUI manually. However if I use the command line to suspend the computer ...
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Scheduling a task before sleep in Windows 7 and hold off the sleep event until task runs

Note that this is different than the other questions I found (I did search), like: Is there any way to execute something when closing the laptop's lid? I used the same trick of scheduling a task ...
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what is keeping my laptop from sleeping?

I have noticed that my windows 7 computer no longer activates the screensaver or enters sleep mode when left unattended. I have tried to use the command prompt to find out what is running and keeping ...
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Multiple Scheduled Wakes on Mac OS X

I have a crontab job scheduled to run every hour. I like to sleep and I also enjoy giving my macbook the same privileges. Unfortunately, cron does not execute when the system is asleep. Is there a way ...
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Why does my display remain blank (black..like disconnected to cpu) after being put in sleep mode?

After putting my laptop in sleep mode, there is completely blank screen (like display is not connected to cpu). I shut down my laptop and restart but my screen remains blank. Nothing shows on the ...
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Using sleep mode to trigger hybernate mode

I wanted to set up my computer so that if i put it in sleep for more then 20 min, it will go into hibernate mode automatically. My hope was to use some sort of event trigger on window's Event ...
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Computer Wakes Up From Sleepmode Unintentionally, Wake On LAN Has To Stay Enabled

I know this question has been asked several times, but I seem to have a special problem at hand. First, I will explain my setup and my needs. Second, I will try to give an overview of what I have ...
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Windows 8 Notebook doesn't stay awake, unable to turn off Sleep Mode [duplicate]

I have an ASUS Pro64JQ notebook, running Windows 8 Pro (64-bit). Recently I noticed that it automatically goes to sleep mode after 5 minutes, even when I turn sleep mode off in the power management ...
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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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Weird monitor issues related to sleep

About a week ago, the monitor did not return when the system spooled up from sleep. Actually, the monitor still had a green (connected) lite and when you turned it off, and then back on again i would ...
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Diagnose slow wake up from sleep

My new work computer (Dell Precision T3600, 16GB RAM, SSD) running Windows 7 takes roughly 40 seconds to wake up from sleep mode. How can I diagnose what's taking so long? And what can I do to reduce ...
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Does Windows use hybrid sleep by default?

I'm on Windows 7, and I've got "Enable hybrid sleep" set to "On" in the setting of my power plan. Does it mean that Windows puts my computer into hybrid sleep mode every time I click "Sleep" in the ...
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How much safe is it to keep a desktop computer in sleep state overnight? [closed]

So far, I'm putting it into hibernate state overnight, but it takes way too much time to resume. Probably because of all the installed software and two virtual machines I'm constantly running on my ...
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Computer goes to sleep, then powers up

My computer with Windows 8 (x64) won't go to sleep. After I tell the computer to go to sleep the screen fades to black as expected, but just when the computer should "turn off", the fans speed up (as ...