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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Suspicious wake up and how to see which program used bandwidth

I put my computer to sleep (Windows 7) and some time later it just wakes up by itself without any user intervention. So I ran cmd and used the powercfg-lastwake command but didn't get any results ...
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Why is my sleep mode directly tied into my video card drivers?

I have windows 7 professional installed. I've been using sleep mode for years to turn my computer 'off' and only reboot or actually power down when absolutely necessary. In fact, I even had the 'Shut ...
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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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Device reenabling ability to wake PC from sleep on its own

I have problem. Some of my devices like wireless mouse and keyboard re enable option: "Allow this device to wake the computer" in Device Manager. I run command: powercfg -devicequery wake_armed to ...
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Windows 10 won't wake from sleep after update 1511

I installed the update to Windows 10 version 1511 at the end of November and have since been unable to wake my system after sleep. The system starts to wake after a keyboard interaction (lights on, ...
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How to check on windows system if it supporting S5 soft off state and wake up alarms?

I searched on MSDN and found S5 state. But i didn't find any command line through which i could still find if system i am having which supports S5 state or not? C:\WINDOWS\system32>powercfg /L ...
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Delay a scheduled task after locking PC?

I'm trying to setup a delayed scheduled task that kicks off once the PC is locked. The action will be to put the PC to sleep. Right now I have it set to "delay task for 1 hour", and I also have a ...
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Catching screens turning on/off and running script or program when it happens

I'm attempting to automatize lights around the man cave, ideally i would like to have the lights to be on as long as the computer screens are on and the lights go off when screensaver kicks in, ...
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Does Windows ever stop services when resuming from sleep?

I'm running on windows 8. Occasionally, when I resume from sleep, my service gets a stop request through the SCM (call to SvcCtrlHandler with SERVICE_CONTROL_STOP). I wasn't able to trace the source ...
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Sound Hardware Only Detected After Sleep

I have a Packard Bell iMedia from a few years back, which i now let my (young) daughters use. It originally had Vista so a few years back I put XP on it, and most recently Win7 x64. Specs Windows ...
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windows 8 after sleep/shutdown, multiplier down

Here's my bothersome problems.. I have a Dell Studio 1555 with Windows8. After OS installation I DO NOT have installed any driver. I have a Dell Studio 1555 CPU: Core 2 DUO P8600 2.4Ghz RAM: 4GB ...
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Power-Troubleshooter shows no info of wakesource

If you want to look what woke your pc from sleep, just open the event viewer and look for the log of the Power-Troubleshooter event. Alternatively you can type "powercfg -lastwake" into the cmd. ...
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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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notebook going to sleep randomly and very slow

I've got this issue for months already now... it was annoying, but I dealt with it. I already went through vast amount of tutorials on how to fix random sleeping, but nothing worked for me. For the ...
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After closing lid I still must press power button to turn screen on

On my Windows 10 64-bit machine, the "when I close the lid" settings is set to: On battery: Do nothing Plugged in: Do nothing Yet after I closed the lid and open it again, I still need to press ...
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Windows 10 USB Drive Not Sleep Stays On, i.e the Red Data Light and Stays Spooled Up

I have a Masscool brand USB drive, affectionately called the 8-track, that I swap 4TB HDDs periodically for overnight daily backups. Power options are set to power off HDDs after 10 minutes. The task ...
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Shutting down and sleeping with power button

I would like to make my PC go to sleep mode when I press the power button for no longer than (for example) 2 seconds and shutdown when I press it for longer time. Is it possible? My system is Windows ...
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Computer restarts after waking up from sleep + occasional graphic driver issue on boot

Setup Windows 7 64b MSI Z97 U3 PLUS Intel Core i7 4770 ASUS GTX760-DC2T-2GD5-SSU latest drivers no overclocking Problem 1) Computer has problems to wake up from sleep correctly. In 2 out of 3 ...
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Wake-on-LAN (from WAN) issue

I'm having an issue using Wake-on-LAN from the WAN, after everything has been configured correctly. First of all, no problems waking up the PC from inside the LAN. Always works. When it comes to WAN,...
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Prevent bluetooth mouse waking Windows 10 tablet

I have connected a bluetooth mouse to my Windows 10 tablet and unfortunately it wakes the tablet from sleep whenever I move the mouse at all. I would like to disable this, but when I go into the mouse'...
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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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How does an x86 processor recover from S2/S3 sleep?

I was reading through this page on how sleep states work in Windows and I was intrigued by the reset vector. My current understanding is that; When the system is in S2/S3, the processor is fully ...
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Will Excel macros continue or slow down after pc “screen-off” only not standby?

I'm running a large macro in Excel, and leaving it on all night. I realize that if your computer goes into sleep mode, it may pause the macro processing, but I didn't think that when the "screen ...
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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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Task Scheduler don't run task action script

head to Plan C anyway How to setup a task scheduler to run, effectively, a .bat which runs a .ps1 script (closes firefox, wait 3 seconds and enter suspend mode) or directly run the .ps1 whichever ...
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Windows 10 BSOD freeze after sleep + blue screen on boot

I had the following problem: I just fresh installed Windows 10 on my ThinkPad t450s and crashed after every sleep. When the laptop is in sleep mode and I open it and press a key to wake it up: ...
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Windows running programs while sleeping/idle

I was wondering if there was a way to run programs while a computer is asleep. I know that this may be a stupid question but, i've made my own bot that I would like to run on my computer over night ...
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Can't disable sleep in Windows

Running Surface Pro 1, Windows 10. I have selected the high performance power management plan and set all sleep-related settings to never, disabled password entry on logon screen, set the hidden "...
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Close lid to sleep just about and open lid to wake up asap without requiring password if done soon enough

I am sure at some point this tablet-like laptop was doing the thing I've briefly described in the title. That is, within the first couple of months that I've started using this thing. I am using a ...
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Screen Saver nor Sleep Mode working on my Lenovo Yoga, Windows 8.1

My screen saver nor sleep mode ever kick on. I have windows 8.1 and a Lenovo Yoga. I have the setting enabled for both to kick on after few minutes to test and nothing ever happens. I've read a few ...
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Wi-Fi starts only after Suspend (in Ubuntu) and Sleep or Hibernate (in Windows)

So, I had dual boot - Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1. The Wi-Fi worked well and good. Everything worked perfectly but then I had some problem with the hinge of my laptop and also the LCD so I had to ...
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My Windows 8 PC wakes up every night around 3 am

I just built a new Windows 8 PC, and started using it a few days ago. Every night, I use Hibernate on the computer before I go to bed. The only way to turn it back on is to hit the Power button. ...
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Xerox Phaser 6022 won't wake up from sleep

I recently purchased 3 Xerox Phaser 6022 units. Two of the three were connected via USB and the third was connected to the wireless network for printing. I was using the latest available firmware (...
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win10 64bit: computer sleeps within minutes of no activity

I upgraded to win10 from win8 for my 64bit laptop. Everything is fine except the laptop sleeps very quickly. I went to the power management and even disabled sleep and this still occurs. Has anyone ...
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How can I find out exactly what caused the wake-up of Windows 10?

I had this problem once before when I was running Windows 7. I don't remember which device was causing the insomnia but I remember running the command powercfg -lastwake which told me exactly which ...
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Computer hangs on Sleep. Need help reading dmp file

My computer is hanging when it tries to enter sleep mode. The screen will turn off but the computer continues to run indefinitely. I have tried debugging it myself but it has exceeded my abilities. I ...
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Why am I having issues waking up my machine (and how to debug)?

Recently I switched from buying off the shelf machines to building at work (Building AMD FX-6100 or FX-8100, older ones are A8 series or Phenom II, with Windows 7 Pro). Without going in to the ...
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How to prevent Ubuntu from putting my monitor to sleep AFTER locking?

Whenever I lock my Ubuntu system with CTRL+ALT+L, the monitor will be put to sleep in about 5-10 seconds. This is pretty frustrating, especially since I sometimes like to walk away for a half a minute ...
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XP Standby worked Windows 8 Sleep does not

In my daily routine I depended very much on Standby previously in XP. Now with Windows 8 I can enable hibernate and it seems to work - startup takes 30 seconds after a shutdown and 15 seconds after an ...
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After Upgrading to Windows 10 Power Settings Ignored

I'm working with a couple of desktop units at work and for whatever reason one desktop unit now decides to ignore all Windows power settings after upgrading (then running a clean install) to Windows ...
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Win10 wake ups at 2:50 am

The last few days desktop PC with Windows 10 always wake ups from hibernation at 2:50 am, wake source in Event Viewer is "Unknown". Updates are configured (in gpedit) to only notify "Automatic ...
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Does keeping pc in sleep mode for long time affects it in anyway? [duplicate]

I keep my laptop in sleep mode and sometimes I forget to switch off when going to sleep and it stays like that most of the time. So is it a bad practice like can it affect the performance of the ...
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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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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 it'...
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PC not coming back from sleep correctly (after new RAM)

I just upgraded my RAM from 4 x 2GB Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 to 4 x 4GB G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR3 1866 on my Motherboard MSI Z87-G45 And now when I put my Windows 7 64-bit to sleep, it seems to go to ...
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How can I disable Windows from waking up from everything but the keyboard and the power button?

How can I disable Windows from waking up from everything but the keyboard and the power button? That is, I don't want my windows to wake up from the mouse at least.
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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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Windows 7 cannot connect to internet after sleep/hibernate

This problem has surfaced recently. After I switch on my laptop from hibernate/sleep mode, it can't connect to the Internet. It displays all the available networks (wireless) but it never succeeds in ...
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Windows 7: After wake from sleep, Maximum CPU P-State always sets to 5%

Ok, I've been tracing an issue my box is having with Sleep (S3) and the maximum P-State set in the Active Power Plan after waking. After my machine wakes, the maximum P-State of the Active Power Plan ...
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Weird behavior involving sleeping in Windows 10

I've never encountered this before. I put my laptop in sleep mode and I can see the flashing light notifying it's in sleep mode OK. Almost every time when I open the lid back it will be waken up from ...