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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Troubleshooting a Windows 7 PC that wouldn't sleep

I have a new Windows 7 PC that wouldn't sleep (not just automatically, but also when specifically told to). The screen goes black momentarily, but within two seconds the machine comes back as if ...
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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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MacBook Pro does not connect to WiFi network automatically

At some point, my MacBook Pro (3,1, Late 2007, running Lion) stopped connecting automatically to my WiFi network, e.g. when awaking from sleep. Also, it takes it unusually long (~ 1 minute) from ...
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What is preventing my computer from going idle?

When I first boot my Windows 7 computer, it will go idle if I stop using it - first the screensaver comes on, then the computer goes to sleep after a certain amount of time. This is the expected ...
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Loss of memory when system is mistakingly inactive

I have an application (FEM-Simulation) which runs about 24 hours and takes about 60%-70% of my memory. When I keep working or surfing during the simulation, it runs without any problems. But when I ...
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VPN plus Wake on LAN: Are there excessive security risks in remotely connecting to my computer with such a config?

My problem seems very simple: I have a laptop that has close to no internal storage, but a home PC that has tons. I want to be able to use the HDs on my home PC (which are shared across the local ...
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Is failure to hibernate linked to CPU load / memory usage or if too many programs are running? [duplicate]

My new system (Dell, Windows 7) sometimes refuses to hibernate. I press hibernate, the screen goes black for an instance, and then immediately goes back to the log-in screen. Only after i close a ...
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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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How can I prevent loss of shared folder connectivity after hibernating in Windows 7?

I have a shared folder on a Windows 7 64-bit machine, but my Windows 8.1 computer cannot access the folder after the Windows 7 machine goes into hibernate. Is there anyway I can reestablish that ...
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Why is my computer going into sleep mode without even displaying BIOS?

My grandparents have a HP Pavilion a6603w desktop computer with a HP w2007 monitor. This week, out of nowhere, the computer stopped booting up. I looked at it the following happens: Whenever you turn ...
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Change sleep times in Windows 7

How do I change the sleep time of my desktop Windows 7 system?
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How to remap a single specific Key to a Windows Shorcut?

My keyboard does not have a "Sleep" Key to put my PC to sleep, so I created a Windows Shorcut to put my PC to sleep. Now I want to map a single specific Key to that Shortcut, but all Windows ...
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How to disable turning on computer by mouse clicking?

I have a PC with installed Windows 8. If I want to turn it on after computer sleeping (or however it is called :P), I can simply do mouse click. The problem is: my mouse is really sensitive and ...
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Windows Vista Laptop won't sleep automatically

I have an Acer Laptop running Vista Home edition. Try as I might I cannot get it to sleep automatically after a period of inactivity. I've been making changes in the Select a Power Plan dialog, ...
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Is it still necessary to shut down computers?

Nowadays with our modern operating systems, is it necessary to fully shutdown computers instead of choosing to stand-by or hibernate computers (desktops and laptops)? Would there be any side-effects ...
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Windows 7 can't sleep (It locks instead)

I have a problem with my Windows 7 desktop. Everything works fine, except that it can't goes sleep, when I try to make it sleeps (clicking on "Sleep" on the start menu), it just locks the session (It ...
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Laptop won't sleep with 2nd hard drive

I have installed a 2nd hard drive into my laptop and now Windows 7 refuses to shutdown all or sleep all the way. The screen goes black and the computer's fan just stays spinning and it never enters ...
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Bootcamp on iMac

My windows 8.1 installation does not seem to honor power settings. The display shuts off after about 1 minute of inactivity regardless of what power settings are set to. Does anyone have any ideas on ...
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Why does firefox open to Bing ads on awakining from sleep mode?

Why does firefox open to Bing ads on awakining from sleep mode? and that is with firefox closed not open, also it does not do this every time.
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Avoiding sleep when lid is close and no one is logged in

I've an old Dell Latitude laptop that I've converted to CentOS 6.5. As this is going to work like a server (i.e. no one will use it directly) I've changed from UI the power management option to ignore ...
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wake laptop over hdmi from tv?

I have XBMC setup on my laptop, which is connected to my tv via an HDMI cable. On the laptop I am running ubuntu 13.10. Would it be possible to have my laptop sleep and wake depending on whether the ...
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how can disk be invisible for a moment

I did try to run mony linux in PC ram 500MB disk 40GB cpu 1,5GHz and sometimes after reboot linux like tinycore puppy partedmagic after load kernel and initrd in one time it can not see disk folders ...
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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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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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Windows 8.1 BSOD when waking from sleep if ATA HDD password set in BIOS

I installed Intel ssd 520 (180GB) into my HP 8560w notebook with Windows 8.1. The system works fine, if no HDD ATA password set. However I wish to take advantage of the encryption feature, so I have ...
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Windows 8 screen turn off and doesn't turn on when in activity

I've just bought my laptop with windows 8 64-bits pre-installed. The laptop is fast, and the operating system works (almost) perfectly. What is happening is that if I stop using the laptop for a ...
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Black Screen After Sleep (Win 8)

I have an SSD only, Intel HD Graphics only, Ultrabook running on Windows 8 64-bit and after I turn it back on, after a long sleep of a few hours, the screen remains black even though the power is on ...
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Light sleep for Win 8 Laptops

Is there some program allowing custom Sleeping configuration in Windows 8 on laptop? I would like to set up these options: turning off CPU turning off Fan turning off HDD turning off screen keeping ...
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Glitches after closing/opening laptop lid. T410p, NVIDIA

I've just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a Lenovo T440p. I have an integrated Intel GPU, which works fine (until now), and another gpu (NVIDIA GeForce 730M) which I wanted to use instead. I installed the ...
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Windows 8.1, computer does wil not go into sleep mode [closed]

Awhile back I rebuilt my desktop with Windows 8 Pro. I recently update to Windows 8.1, and now it will not go to sleep. I really don't want to use all that extra power if I am asleep. Anyone have a ...
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“Check Signal Cable” when computer is off - how to make it just a blank screen?

I upgraded the graphics card (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670) driver tonight, and I'm having this odd problem. State: monitor is on and computer is off Before update: the monitor went into sleep mode(?) and ...
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Windows 7 PC going to sleep while streaming video in web browser

This odd behavior just started happening on my Windows 7-based HTPC in the last couple of weeks. Whenever I'm watching video in my web browser (both Firefox and Chrome), the sleep setting of the PC ...
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Windows 8.1 sleep even if it is disabled

I just upgraded W8 to W8.1. When power is connected I got auto sleep disabled. Whenever I manualy put computer to sleep then after wake up it keep sleeping in like 3 minutes. It doesn't matter what ...
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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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When I tell my laptop to go to sleep, it doesn't always do so

In Windows 7 when I click the sleep button in the start menu, my laptop does not consistently go to sleep. It does about 75% of the time, and the other 25% the screen turns off but the laptop stays on ...
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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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Laptop keeps waking up from sleep (Windows 7)

Laptop is fully charged before I put it to sleep and when I come back more than 12 hours later and resume it, the computer only has around 10% left. I have used the powercfg lastwake and powercfg ...
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How to suspend keyboard without suspending computer in Linux?

I have a Linux Mint 14 desktop computer that runs assorted background services in addition to being used as a desktop computer. I don't want the machine to suspend because I want those background ...
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Fans and power lights don't turn off in standby

My desktop computer (Zotac 8200 motherboard) has a problem when I put it into standby mode. I use Windows 7 to put it into standby. The cpu fan, system fan, and PSU fan don't turn off. Nor does the ...
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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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Can't block computer turning off its monitor

I have a computer running Windows 7 to display advertisements, so, I don't want it going to sleep mode or turning of the screen. I tried a lot of ways to do but unfortunately, it's not success: 1. In ...
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Hibernation and sleep fails after upgrade to Windows 8.1

I experience exactly the same problem described in another post: my Samsung Ativ Pro PC regularly fails to hibernate and sometimes even sleep after upgrading to Win 8.1. The answer in the earlier post ...
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Prevent Windows 7 PC from sleeping while a download is in progress

While I'm downloading a large file on Windows 7 using Google Chrome, my computer goes to sleep. I could obviously set the computer to not sleep at all (or change the interval before the computer ...
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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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How to use systemd hybrid-sleep instead of suspend under gnome in linux?

How can I make GNOME 3 use Systemd hybrid-sleep instead of suspend when closing the lid or using suspend from the menu?
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make it so laptop doesn't install automatic updates while sleeping [duplicate]

If automatic updates are awaiting install and my Windows 7 computer is sleeping that computer will magically wake up and install these updates. I find this to be quite annoying and am curious if ...
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How can I make Ubuntu not go to sleep when I close my laptop?

I use Ubuntu 10.10 on a laptop. I changed the "blank screen" settings at "System preferences -> Power management" and "Screensaver" and when I am logged in I can close the lid without going to sleep. ...
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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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How to wake a sleeping laptop

I have an old compaq pressario CQ61 that's getting a bit old and I'm trying to convert to a media server. I want to put it by the TV and leave it mostly alone, and manage remotely (via RealVNC). Now ...
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How can I find out what's waking up my ultrabook?

So I just got a new machine and I noticed when I woke up the next day that the screen was on, meaning it somehow woke itself up on sleep. I had already disabled the waking options for mice and ...