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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Make Windows go to sleep regardless of playing media

Is there a way to make Windows 7 sleep/hibernate no matter if a media player is playing music/movies or not? I'm asking because I've had times when I'm listening to music while I'm on the PC and when ...
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Windows 7 cannot connect to internet after sleep/hibernate

This problem has surfaced recently. After If I switch on my laptop from hibernate/sleep mode, it can;t connect to internet. It displays all the available networks (wireless) but it never succeeds in ...
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Microsoft Security Essentials Prevent PC From Sleep

Recently I had some problems getting my HTPC to sleep (S3), I noticed that sometimes it works and other times it doesn't. After some testing, I found out that once I disable microsoft security ...
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Sleep button is not active in Windows 7 Ultimate

I updated my Intel HD 3000 graphics drivers and the sleep button is not active any more. I did a restart but it's not working. Under msinfo32 I have graphic driver details. I have both Intel HD 3000, ...
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Setting Windows 8 to disable USB-wake by default for all devices - powercfg pipes?

I'm trying to keep all mice/keyboard/USB devices from waking a Windows 8.1 desktop without having to go back to device manager every time a device is plugged back in. UEFI dual bios (Gigabyte ...
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Dell Inspiron 7720 reboots instead of waking from standby

I have a Dell Inspiron 17R SE (7720) running BIOS version A12. It runs Windows 8 and it has the following problem for a while now (which it didn't have when I first got it). Every time I put Windows ...
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Windows Server 2008 Sleep at night

I have a Windows Server 2008 home server, that i'm going to sleep during the night. It's BIOS does not support scheduled boot. Can i use some kind of task in the Scheduled Tasks to make it sleep at ...
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Windows Server 2008 Sleep at night

I have a Windows Server 2008 home server, that i'm going to sleep during the night. It's BIOS does not support scheduled boot. Can i use some kind of task in the Scheduled Tasks to make it sleep at ...
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Toshiba P55-A5312 makes screeching noise when entering sleep mode [duplicate]

I bought a Toshiba P55-A5312 from Best Buy around Thanksgiving and upgraded to Windows 8.1. I also downloaded the updated drivers from Toshiba for 8.1. Ever since the upgrade, I have an intermittent ...
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Wake-on-LAN & alternatives?

My supervisor has asked me to come up with a Wake-on-LAN or WoL-like solution for a project related to allowing specific employees to VPN into machines of various power states. From what I've seen, ...
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Windows 8 sleeps minutes after full screen video ends

Whenever full screen video is playing, for instance, youtube, twitch, VLC or XBMC, sleep is prevented, but it seems like the idle timer still ticks down to zero which means the minute the video ends, ...
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Why can't I wake up my laptop with a keyboard or mouse press?

I have an Asus n56vv laptop running Windows 8.1 professional that is giving me a quite annoying problem: I can't wake it from sleep by pressing a button on the mouse or keyboard. This happens on both ...
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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 doesn't put computer to sleep or turn it off after turning it on for maintenance

I've configured Windows to turn my computer on during the night to perform maintenance: However, I've found that after it does this and finishes maintenance, it doesn't put the computer to sleep, ...
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Where did the Undock laptop option go in Windows 8.1?

I recently upgraded from Windows 7 to 8.1 and have some trouble finding features. In Windows 7 under the Shutdown menu, there was an option to undock my laptop (as well as Sleep, Hibernate etc.). Now ...
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Run a script when hibernating Windows 8

I have an EXE file that I need to run immediately before I hibernate my Windows 8 PC, every time. How can I do this? I know I can use the Task Scheduler to accomplish this, but which trigger is best ...
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Computer waking up from sleep in frequent intervals, no solution found yet

I have an Asus laptop (Q501LA) with Windows 8.1 installed (upgraded from Windows 8). Throughout the day when the laptop is on, it wakes up by itself from sleep. This problem has occurred both in ...
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Windows won't sleep

My Windows 8.1 PC suddenly decided it no longer wants to go to sleep. If I explicitly put it to sleep then it stays in sleep mode, but it doesn't obey the power plan setting to go to sleep after 30 ...
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Windows 8.1 doesnt stay in sleep mode / hibernate

Ever since I upgraded from 8 to 8.1, my pc doesnt stay in sleep mode or hibernate. It does go into the respective mode but after about 3 seconds it always boots up again. I noticed that it works fine ...
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PC won't hibernate

Typically if I sleep my computer, it will keep the computer on, but turn the monitor off. I was under the impression that if I enter hibernate mode, it will sleep the computer, but also shut down the ...
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Windows 7 unmounts D: when sleeping

I've got a Lenovo laptop with Windows 7, which has SDD as C: and HDD as D:, and no CD/DVD/BD drive, because the HDD is in the removable disk drive bay (at least I assume it is the HDD, did not ...
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how to use sleep command for parallel running of batch files

Sorry for this painful dumb question . I have 2 batch files where i have some commands to execute in batchfile1 and sleep for some time and then execute somecommands in batchfile2 and again batchfile2 ...
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What does “Turn on automatic setup of network connected devices” mean?

My Windows 8.1 has the setting "Turn on automatic setup of network connected devices": What exactly does this setting mean? Why would I want it? I have been unable to find any useful information ...
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How do I physically restrict access to my machine while still allowing SSH?

I work in a cube farm and want to prevent others from physically accessing my machine while I work from my second location. Is it possible to physically lock out users in the office (for example, ...
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Windows7 - I can't ping other computer after awakening from sleep

I have two computers and they can ping each other normally when system is fresh (there was no sleep after last turn on). But sometimes I must sleep my computer for a while and after awake ping doesn't ...
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Ubuntu hardware wireless switch has no effect after suspend and 13.10 upgrade

I'm posting this on SU after it stalled on askubuntu. I hope someone here can help! If you'd prefer to answer on AU itself, here's the link: ...
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Multi Monitors on Windows 8.1 always revert from Extend to Mirroring after sleep

I run into this issue daily. It seems everytime my computer wakes from sleep the external monitor is "Mirroring" the main display rather than "Extending" it. Also the setting "Show taskbar buttons ...
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Stop laptop from resuming from sleep by opening the lid

I'm using a Dell Inspiron N411z. When I open the lid, the laptop automatically resumes from sleep. I don't want this behaviour. I want to manually press the power button to wake it up. Is there a way ...
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Can “safe sleep” actually be disabled on a Mac Mini running Mountain Lion?

I find that wake on lan stop working after my Mac Mini (late 2012 model, running OS X 10.8.5) has entered safe sleep (which is 4 hours after sleep starts). Because I often travel and want to remote ...
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Win 7 Ignores Sleep Settings - Sleeps Intermittently

Here's my environment: Lenovo W520, Win 7 Pro 64-bit (SP1) 20Gb memory connected to external keyboard, trackball and monitor through a KVM switch (various other machines/monitors on the KVM). Here's ...
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How do I diagnose and fix Windows 7 being slow to respond after resuming from sleep?

I have an HTPC with an Asus E45M1-M PRO motherboard, with Windows 7 installed. I prefer to sleep/resume this PC for minimum lead time when using it. However, currently if I resume from sleep on this ...
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Win8 sleep shortcut with hibernate enabled on PC

I'm trying to create a shortcut for sleepmode but every site I found says it is not possible with hibernate enabled on PC. The best suggestion I found was: powercfg -hibernate off start /min "" ...
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LAN doesn't reconnect after sleep/hibernation

After sleep and/or hibernation, I can't get my LAN connection to work. Windows reports "Local Area connection doesn't have a valid IP configuration". Disabling and enabling the adapter doesn't work ...
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Achieving fast boot, encryption, and battery health on a Mac portable [closed]

My current computer is getting old and I'm going to switch to a Mac when I replace it. I'm looking for a setup that has these properties: Turns on as quickly as possible I still have a usable ...
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Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit : Using sleep mode changes chars in network password to uppercase

After using the sleep mode on my desktop Win 7 machine, I always find I can't connect to my home wifi network. I can check the settings via Control Panel >> Network and Internet >> Manage Wireless ...
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Where is the sleep button on Windows 8?

On Windows 8, in the "Advanced Power Settings" (even though they're not that advanced), when you expand "Power buttons and lid," there is an option called "Sleep button action." Where is this "sleep ...
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VAIO Laptop goes to sleep

I have a VAIO laptop: VPCF13CGX, that has a Windows 7 Professional 64-bit installed on it. It works fine but sometimes when i am working with it it suddenly goes to sleep. I must press a key afterward ...
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Windows 8 with multiple screens: Main screen does not wake up

I am having an issue like few others with computer not waking up from sleep. However I noticed slight difference, I run 2 screens and when I move the mouse or press something on the keyboard, 2nd ...
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My notebook refuses to wake up from sleep after upgrading to Windows 8.1

I had it running Windows 7. Upgraded to Windows 8 and then to Windows 8.1 The power settings are set to High Performance, which when plugged means: Turn off display in 15 mins Never sleep Closing ...
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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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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 ...