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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Why is a video card needed to put my system in sleep mode?

I'm using Windows 7 and some time ago my video card broke down. I can use the computer as I did, except I can't watch movies or play games, but that's okay with me. I'm not interested in putting any ...
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Why does waking a PC up with a timer act differently than with the power button?

I have a Windows 7 machine set up as a server. It has no monitor and is only accessed through remote desktop. I set up two scheduled tasks, one to put the computer to sleep at night and another to ...
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Windows 7 problems when relying on “sleep mode” rather than shutting down

After not restarting/shutting down the computer for about a week (I just leave it in sleep mode when not using it), a huge performance drop occurs. Any application loads very slowly, and apparently ...
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monitor is going to sleep

i have two windows 7 manchines that are saying monitor is going to sleep when i turn them on. the light on the monitor turns green and i have to press it and is saying that there is no video ...
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How to prevent scheduled tasks from running as soon as computer wakes up?

Example: I have a task that is scheduled for 6 am every day (only if I'm logged on). If my computer sleeps/hibernates all night until 9am, upon waking up the task will then run even though it missed ...
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Windows 8.1 will not go back to sleep after waking up

I have problems putting Windows to sleep and starting the screen saver on my new Windows 8.1 machine. Sleep mode and screen savers work only when the computer is first powered up (or restarted). But ...
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Need better management of display sleep times in Fedora 17. How to do?

I am using Fedora 17 64bit on an AMD quad core machine. My use is home use with some power user thrown in (spreadsheets, photo editing, music creating). ALL my Television viewing is done by ...
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Windows 7 “Save as” dialog waking up all HDDs

My OS is running from SSD. Recently I've moved my often used data also onto SSD to avoid unnecessary spinning and noise of my other standard HDD. This HDD is put to sleeping mode after 10 minutes of ...
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Removing USB Devices and Sleep Mode Windows 7 Pro

The issue is that when I remove a USB device (I've tested hard drives and mice), the computer wakes up from sleep mode. The only thing I've been able to find are links with this solution: ...
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How to disable scheduled sleep warning in Mac OS X Lion?

I'm creating a kiosk. Would like it to sleep at night and wake in the morning. I know about auto sleep in System Preferences > Energy Saver. Trouble is, the Mac puts up a dialog box before sleeping ...
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Can't return from standby mode when machine goes to timed sleep

Dell XPS M1530 running Vista SP1. Recent problem. When machine automatically enters standy, it will not resume. even after a hard reset. A brief power light and then nothing but fan noise. Black ...
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Windows 8.1 cannot hibernate after cloning

Windows hibernation fails after cloning Windows 8.1 from one hard drive to another. The screen goes black, but it never goes beyond that point, you clearly hear the PC working normally. And if the ...
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Hibernation, Sleep and Hybrid Sleep broken on Windows 8.1 EFI Asus notebook

First I've done something stupid - I scheduled long disk check on boot, which I wanted to cancel, but I couldn't. So I used emergency power off. It didn't help, so I decided to wait. It didn't help, ...
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Automatic sleep on idle computer at specific battery level

Can I create a task in task scheduler that starts when a specific battery level reaches on idle computer to go to sleep? Windows does give option to make computer to go to sleep at specific battery ...
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How to hibernate Windows on Power Loss and Wake When Power is Restored?

I'm running a Windows 8 tablet in my car as my stereo and have it powered to the ignition (so it only charges on ACC). I'm using EventGhost for automation processes and I'd like to be able to have ...
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Sleep not working, hibernate doesn't resume on Windows 8 (dual boot with Linux)

On my Asus Notebook (Vivobook X200E) I run in dual boot Windows 8.1 and Linux Mint 16 (based on Ubuntu). Some days ago I formatted and repartioned completely my pc due to startup problem. Even using ...
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Computer going to sleep while being used

i just got my laptop back from a service, one of the hinges broke and i had it replaced. The problem now is that it keeps going to sleep while i'm using it(not that i'm running a program, i'm typeing ...
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No sleep or hibernate options on my Windows 7 PC

I've been looking around and couldn't find the right answer to fix my problem. I build my computer today from scratch, but for some reason the Sleep & Hibernate options are disabled and won't let ...
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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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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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Linux wakes immediately from sleep

From time to time opensuse 12.3 starts to wake up from sleep immediately. I have created a service in /etc/init.d be able to wake up from keyboard and mouse with the following code: echo enabled ...
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“/fullscreen” argument does not work when launching Windows Media Player as part of a scheduled task with wake from sleep

I recently asked a question about using Windows 7 Task Scheduler to wake a computer from Sleep mode and play a video, Windows Task Scheduler to wake from sleep and play a video, and I got it to work, ...
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Computer wakes up after turning off speakers

Windows 8, PC. I found solutions for when computer wakes up itself because of special network packets. This can be turned off in the device manager -> network devices -> power managment. The same ...
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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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W8 Disabling Corporate Security Policies

On my home PC I installed W8 several months ago - no problems. When I used the metro/tile interface to access my exchange mail account I was forced to accept a security policy from my employer (I ...
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Keyboard becomes unresponsive after Win 8 sleeps

If my computer goes into sleep mode, the keyboard may or may not work for the login screen. But once logged in (if it works), then it will not work after logging in. I have to restart at this point. ...
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Computer won't return from sleep without pressing power button when lid is raised

My friend is having a problem. She is using the Windows 7 operating system, and when she closes the lid, the computer goes to sleep fine. The problem, however, is when the lid is opened, it won't ...
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Unable to shutdown/sleep laptop (ASUS N55SL)

I have a problem with sleep and shutdown on my ASUS N55SL-S2115V laptop. I have a clean Windows 7 64bit installation on it. It is not that clean, because it is full of ASUS "super" apps. The problem ...
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HP dv7t Quad Ed laptop hangs SOMETIMES when I put it into sleep mode (Win7 x64)

I recently purchased HP DV7tQE laptop (i7-2760QM CPU, 16Gb ram, 120 Gb SSD + 750 HDD, win7 x64). When I close the lid (or click Sleep in Start menu), sometimes it would turn off the display but ...
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Windows shuts down unexpectedly when waking up from sleep

I've been facing this issue since yesterday, whenever I put the computer into sleep mode and when I wake up, it takes me to boot menu with choices; start Windows normally, safe mode, etc. in short, it ...
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Sleep issues (never powers off)

I'm having an issue with my sleep/restart/shut down functions. -if I choose to restart the computer shuts down -if I choose to shut down or sleep the screen goes black, the fan runs and the keyboard ...
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Waking my MacBook Pro for a backup at night

I have FileVault turned on, which means that Time Machine won't back up my data while I'm logged in. Is there any way to get my MacBook to wake once at night, say 6 AM, to start a Time Machine backup ...
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Does iMovie prevents going to sleep?

I've started making a movie in iMovie project (which takes about 3 hours). In System Preferences, i've seen the option to shedule, but leaved it disabled. Also in System Preferences, i've set the 30 ...
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Program to force Windows Vista+ to stay awake if there's audio i/o

I'm currently using a program called Shutter by den4b. Windows likes to sleep even when there's a cpu intensive task running in the background, so I use Shutter to control when the computer sleeps. I ...
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How to make my HDDs stay awake?

Windows is installed on an SSD but most of the content like videos and even some applications are on my HDDs. When I'm not accessing content from HDDs, they go to a sleep mode and when I access them, ...
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Windows 8.1 not activating screen saver, turning off monitor, or sleep mode

Any ideas on what would cause this? No applications that I actively run should be preventing this from happening: OneDrive, Steam, WhatPulse, puush, and f.lux. I have power options set to activate ...
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HP Laptop sleep after few minutes

I'm using HP Probook G2 laptop. I don't know why my laptop goes to sleep after few minutes. It doesn't go to sleep after specific time, sometimes it takes long but sometimes short period. I have set ...
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“Sleep” option is not available on Win 8.1 pro

I have a microsoft surface pro 3 tablet, suddenly I found that "Sleep" option is gone as you can see the below pictures, I googled about the problem but I couldn't find any useful solution. ps. My ...
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Laptop shutdown right after lid is closed

I own an ASUS G750JS, which never had a problem till now. When I am on my computer and I close the lid for the night, it suddenly shuts down. Sometimes it goes to sleep but 90 percent of the time its ...
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Wifi crashes sometimes after PC wakeup (MSI GS60 2QE)

When my computer (MSI GS60 2QE) is in sleep, when it resumes from sleep, wifi crashes half the time (the network card isn't detected anymore and I have to put my computer in sleep again to ensure it ...
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Sleep makes shut down in HP ProBook

My HP ProBook 4540s has some problems. If I keep it in sleep. It shuts down automatically. I re-install my OS (Windows 7 Home Premium). But the problem is still like that.. What is the solution?
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Hibernate and Sleep shutdown the PC instead of Hibernating and Sleeping - I lose my session and programs

For some reason my HP desktop computer whenever it hibernates or sleeps, it is like it shuts down, I lose all my open programs... it is very annoying. Some say I should update the display drivers, ...
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Unwanted wakeup from sleep state

My Windows 8 desktop computer is behaving strangely. When I leave it in the evening, I set it to standby (or hibernate, doesn't matter). When I come back in the morning, it's on. I wrote a little ...
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How to let my laptop automatically hibernate after sleep in Windows 8.1?

I have looked through the advanced power setting but didn't find out a method. What I want is to let my laptop automatically hibernate after certain minutes of sleep. But if the laptop is not ...
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PC not going to sleep windows 7

PC not going to sleep windows 7... Please help me come from this issue. Tried many basic steps to resolve this. But some services are stopping the PC not to sleep mode. For ex : In my org, we have ...
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How to hibernate Windows 8 Laptop after sleep?

My Windows 8 Laptop is set to sleep after 60 minutes of inactivity on Battery and to hibernate after 180 minutes on Battery. It is also set to sleep when I close the lid. When I close the lid, it ...
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Acer Aspire E1-572G doesn't wake up

I recently got a new Acer Aspire E1-572G and every time I sleep it closing the lid it is impossible to wake it up. I applied the solutions to this question but the problem persists. I already had ...
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Can I prevent my Windows laptop from waking up when the lid opens?

My laptop (a Lenovo Thinkpad W530 running Windows 7) regularly wakes from a sleep state in my bag, draining battery and overheating badly (even when I make a point to leave the fans unobstructed by ...
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Put computer to sleep on battery, but wake up when power is restored?

I have a server that is UPS backed - I don't think the UPS is managed. However Windows detects that it is on battery, and I can have Windows go to sleep after 1 minute when this happens. However I ...
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RDP to Windows 7 is stuck on Welcome screen after wake-on-lan from sleep

I am trying to set up wake-on-lan for my office desktop (Windows 7 Enterprise). I want it to sleep when I am not there, unless I wake it up remotely and use it in a remote desktop session. Things ...