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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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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MacBook has started shutting down when at 5% battery

This is new, just started this month: Usually it would last until 0%. For a few days it had been shutting off at around 4%. Last night it shut off at 5%... really hope tomorrow night it's not 6% and ...
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what is the command to put my computer in standby mode?

I have a Microsoft keyboard that I just bought, but it has no sleep button. what it does have is 5 programmable keys that can open programs. I want to program one of the buttons to put the computer in ...
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Standby (Sleep) CMD [duplicate]

I wanted to know how to standby (sleep) from command prompt for Windows XP. Using this CMD command C:\WINDOWS\System32\rundll32.exe PowrProf.dll,SetSuspendState 0,1,0 didn't work alone. The only way ...
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Sleeping a computer via batch file in Windows 7

I want to make a batch file that will sleep my computer after a period of time. The closest thing I have found is placing it in standby, but seems to work differently than the sleep button on my ...
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Touchpad works intermittently after wakeup from sleep

I have a Sony Vaio VPCZ12 with a Synaptics touchpad running Windows 8. I have a problem, after waking the computer from sleep, the touch pad starts working intermittently (sometimes you can't move ...
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Computer goes to sleep, then powers up

My computer with Windows 8 (x64) won't go to sleep. After I tell the computer to go to sleep the screen fades to black as expected, but just when the computer should "turn off", the fans speed up (as ...
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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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Windows 8 goes into sleep even if it's deactivated

I'm using Windows 8 Pro on my notebook. I set the energy settings to "sleep: never". Nevertheless the notebook goes into sleep mode after some minutes of inactivity. I don't have an external sleep ...
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Shut down the monitor in a MacBook Pro, without to put it to sleep?

How do I set the monitor to shutdown in a MacBook Pro? I do not want the computer to stop running; I do not wish it to go to sleep.
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How can I put the computer to sleep from Command Prompt/Run menu?

I know that almost everything on Windows, like opening any sort of application, can be done from the command prompt or from the Run menu. How can I put my computer to sleep or shut it down? What is ...
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Ubuntu sleeps after disconnecting power

I've Lenovo S400 laptop, dual boot with windows 7 and ubuntu 13.04. The problem is that whenever I disconnect the power adapter, ubuntu shows that that battery level is critically low and goes to ...
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What is preventing my MacBook from sleeping?

I have a MacBook Air and I have noticed that even though I have configured it to put itself into sleep mode after being inactive for 5 minutes it sometimes stays awake. I've usually got a bunch of ...
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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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Computer won't wake from S3 if utorrent is running

I have a win7 x64 machine with utorrent installed. I could always put the machine into S3 sleep mode without any problem, even when utorrent was running. Yesturday, I found out that my computer won't ...
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How can I make OS X use the keystrokes that I wake it with as the log-in password?

When I am waking my computer from sleep (or just from having the screen turned off after not having used it for a while) first the screen comes on, and then it asks for my password, and then I can ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Why can I wake from S3 with any press of the keyboard, but only a dedicated button on my IR remote?

As the title says, when my computer enters S3, pressing any key on my wireless keyboard will wake it from S3, but only a very specific button (the PowerToggle button of the Microsoft Keyboard device ...
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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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How to enable different ACPI Sleep Modes with Asus UEFI BIOS

I'm using a new asus motherboard which supports ACPI 2.0a, and am running Windows 8. I'm trying to figure out how to maximize energy efficiency and component lifespan. This computer is only used for ...
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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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Ubuntu server 11.10 keeps going into power save mode

I have a clean Ubuntu server installation that keeps going into sleep mode if it receives no requests for a while. The only way to wake it up is to physically press the power button. I can't imagine ...
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Windows 8.1 Preview keeps waking up the computer

I have Windows 8.1 Preview installed, and I prefer not to power my computer down but instead put it on sleep. However, I always have to make it sleep twice. The first time I click 'sleep', the ...
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Laptop sleep bug

I got a new laptop a few months ago and I have noticed a bug with it. If you are using the laptop and then all of a sudden you close it really quickly, then the light stays on saying that it is on, ...
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Keeping bridged network open while laptop sleeps

I don't have a way to connect my desktop directly to the router, so I'm connecting to my laptop and using a bridged connection on the laptop to give my desktop internet access. This works when the ...
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DP35DP Won't sleep

When I put the computer into sleep (manually, going from start menu, or when it automatically does it), the computer actually shuts down. Then, by itself, it starts up again, and gives me the ...
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windows 7 professional desktop goes to sleep even after setting sleep to “never”

Dell desktop goes to sleep and prevents my being able to log me in even after I set the power settings to never sleep mode. I have checked whether its hibernating and it is not. Wonder what other ...
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task scheduler won't wake the computer

I want my computer to start uTorrent at 4 o'clock in the morning, when I'm asleep. But the computer is a bit noisy so I put it to sleep mode every time I go to bed. I've tried creating a task in Task ...
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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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Does YouTube's upload page prevents Windows from entering sleep mode while uploading?

If I set Windows to suspend the computer after 30 min of inactivity in the Control Panel and leave a video uploading in Google Chrome, will the computer suspend or will the upload page prevent the ...
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How to enable Sleep mode on Win 7

I upgraded laptop Toshiba M5 with NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT video card to Windows 7 32 Ultimate , but the Sleep mode option is disabled on the Shut Down menu (visible, but disabled). I checked the ...
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Computer turns on when something else is turned on in the room

I have a desktop PC plugged into a wall power socket that wakes up from sleep when some other device is turned on plugged into a power socket in the room (different socket other side of room, but most ...
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Kubuntu won't resume from sleep

I am running Kubuntu 13.04 on an Acer Aspire One D270-1375 10 inch netbook running the Plasma Netbook. Kubuntu goes to sleep fine, but when I push the power button to resume it I get multicolored ...
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Where to find “sleep mode” drivers for debian distro?

I have HP pavillion g6 dualbooted, running windows 7 and crunchbanng 11, 64 bit, based on debian wheezy. My crunchbang won't wake from sleep mode, I had similar problem on windows 7, solved the issue ...
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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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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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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 Task Scheduler to wake from sleep and play a video

I am trying to follow the directions in Can Windows 7 Task scheduler start a playlist in Windows Media Player 11?, but it is not working for me. It may be because I want to play video rather than ...
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How to deactivate hibernation on Windows 7?

I have Windows 7 on Dual boot with Ubuntu 12.04. I have set swap file size to 0 on Windows, therefore hibernation is not possible, at least not to be done right. Sleep is done normally and resuming is ...
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How do I set it so that my computer won't go into auto-standby/sleep mode while Opera is downloading?

How do I set it so that my computer (OS is Windows 7) won't go into auto-standby/sleep mode while Opera is downloading a file? (Without disabling Windows' auto-standby/sleep setting.) I'm thinking of ...
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Sleep Issue with windows 7 64 BIT and MSI H61-P31/W8 Motherboard

I have investigated why my computer will not go into "SLEEP MODE" according to the comments given me from here: Windows 7 64 bit will not turn monitor off The computer will stand IDLE for a day and ...
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Recover an application in sleeping state after an X server crash

I often run calculations on my Linux computer, which cause my X server to crash from time to time. Almost always, some programs seem to survive to the crash and are in an interruptible sleeping state, ...
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Does using 'Sleep' affect the SSD?

I have a Windows 8 SSD-only Ultrabook, and I was wondering if using the 'Sleep' mode affects the SSD negatively? Thank you, Mark