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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System insomnia! Wakes up after 50 seconds after going to sleep

My desktop won't stay asleep. It consistenly wakes back up after approximately 50 seconds. This happens regardless of whether I manually select Sleep from the start menu, or if it goes to sleep on ...
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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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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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Acer Travelmate P645-MG Windows 8.1 display sleep issues

I have an Acer Travelmate P645-MG, it comes with Windows 8 that I downgraded to Windows 7 64bit and all is well there. I would love to run Windows 8.1 64 bit as it addresses a lot of my gripes over ...
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PC enters a state where it's “sleeping” but cannot wake up

Sometimes, I come back to my computer to see it look like it's sleeping, but I'm unable to wake it up (either with the keyboard/mouse or with the power button). The power light on the front of my ...
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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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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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Keeping Network Running When Closing Lid on MacBook Pro

How can I do this? I'm using Caffeine, but that does nothing about the network (WiFi, internet) from shutting off completely when my lid closes.
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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 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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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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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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PC keeps waking up from hybrid standby

If I put my PC into hybrid standby, every ~ 15 minutes it wakes itself up, mostly just showing a black screen and going to standby a few seconds later, all by itslef. I already looked into the ...
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Window 8.1 freeze after wakeup from sleep and hibernate

My Windows froze after wake up from sleep mode or resume from hibernate mode. Before this happen I was using it fine. It's up for a few second and then freeze (mouse/keyboard don't work, heard of ...
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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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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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Have computer only go to sleep (or turn off monitors) when video isn't playing?

Is it possible to have my computer shut off its monitors or go to sleep after say 5 minutes, but only if video is not playing?
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windows 8 monitor turn off or enter sleep mode

I installed a retail version of windows 8 x64. However, after the installation process my crt monitor shuts down or enters in sleep mode and I'm unable to turn it on. Every time I turn on computer ...
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monitor goes to sleep and won't wake up

We have about 80 systems running ubuntu 12.04 64bit desktop edition. We are facing a strange problem. Everything works fine except that after the monitor goes to sleep, if we don't wake it for long ...
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Windows 7 laptop: I don't want it to sleep or hibernate or logout

I've recently purchased a Windows 7 laptop. While I am a technical user, I am really not familiar with Windows. Since I do run a lot of long (8-12 h) processes (scientific experiments) I want the ...
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Computer goes into uninterruptable sleep

I've got a friends computer that randomly goes into what seems to be a "sleep", but it doesn't respond to keyboard/mouse input. Like a bad little techie, I did absolutely no prior research, but ...
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Are there any tools for Windows that will point out unseen issues related to starting after putting your laptop into sleep or hibernate?

It seems to me that my laptop runs slower after I've started it up again after putting it to sleep or making it hibernate. Are there any tools that will analyze unseen problems that bringing your ...
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Need to prevent external drive from going into sleep mode

I have a hard drive in a caddy with USB and eSata connections and I have a smart TV. I would like to use the Hard Drive to record TV shows. When I plug the hard drive into the TV via the USB and press ...
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Custom sleep mode for Windows PC

On my laptop I can close the lid, and the computer enters a mode where the fans stop running, allowing me to queue up downloads for the night without having to hear the fan noise. Can something ...
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MacBook Pro i7 won't automatically sleep

I've been looking around quite a lot on various forums to work out why my computer wont automatically sleep after the set interval, however it does sleep properly when the lid is closed and the sleep ...