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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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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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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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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Windows 7 64-bit machine Blue Screen every time it wakes up from sleep

Any idea how to fix it? Computer is a Gateway FX6802. Intel Core i7 940 @ 2.93GHz 12.0 GB Ram 64-bit Windows 7 OS I got a new monitor to replace one of the monitor's in my 2-monitor setup. But I ...
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Macbook Air WIFI not working after wake up

I have a late 2010 13" Macbook Air and I have problems turning Wi-Fi on when I wake the computer up. I keep my laptop connected to power, an external screen and a USB ethernet adapter at home and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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Why can't I use sleep mode on my nc6220 running Windows 7?

I'm encountering a very odd issue with my HP nc6220. Under both Windows XP and Xubuntu 12.04, I was able to put this machine into sleep mode. In Windows 7, however, I don't have the option to (notice ...
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Computer becomes unresponsive during sleep

I have a strange issue with my personal computer. My computer becomes completely unresponsive if it sits idle long enough to trigger sleep mode. It shuts off output to my monitors and while the LEDs ...
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Windows 7 64 bit will not turn monitor off

I just bought myself a new computer (YAY!). It seems that something is keeping it awake and will not let him turn of the monitor or go into sleep mode. event when i use "nircmd" ...
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Windows Explorer Preventing Sleep Mode in Windows 7

I can put my Dell XPS 8500 with Windows 7 into Sleep Mode manually without a problem but it will not go into Sleep Mode via the power plan regardless of the specific settings, despite several hours of ...
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Windows 8 on Surface Pro goes to sleep on lock screen despite “High Performance” power settings

On a Windows 8-enabled Microsoft Surface Pro I have a "High Performance" power mode selected. When the device is locked via Win + L it still goes to sleep after a minute or so. Screen saver is ...
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force windows into successful sleep mode

some applications can prevent windows from going into sleep mode(e.g: connectify hotspot), in these cases, the monitor (laptop's screen) turns off and windows try to go into the sleep mode but because ...
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Is it safe to disconnect a SATA disk during sleep?

Is it safe to disconnect a SATA disk during sleep Windows 7? Is the disk powered off when the computer successfully have entered sleep mode? This is not my system disk, it's just a spinning disk for ...
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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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How to prevent windows from sleeping? [duplicate]

How I can prevent my laptop from sleeping when a large file is downloading? Notice that I use windows 8 and the downloader program is IDM where I can find the related settings, in IDM or Windows? ...
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Mac OS X sleep mode

I am a new Mac user. I need to return to the MacBook continuously with varying amounts of time in between. However, the Mac goes into sleep mode breaking the tasks it was doing. I have figured out ...
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Wireless refuses to connect after waking up from suspend/sleep mode on XPSP3 on HP Mini 1101 netbook

(I've been trying things for a few months with no solution. Since the day I got this netbook, got it up to speed with SP3 and Windows Update over and over, and with the proper drivers installed for ...
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Prevent Windows 8 Sleep music

Nine times out of ten when my computer goes to sleep, Windows 8 will start to play music (some kind of guitar strumming) ... How can I stop this?! The closest I've found to an answer is this from ...
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Conditionally put back computer to sleep after task finished

I have a task scheduled that runs periodically every few hours. I'd like to allow it to wake computer from sleep state and based on how that task finished (perhaps based on exit code, or some other ...
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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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Windows 8 Fails to resume from sleep

I have this weird issue. When I put the computer to sleep by pressing the power button, or using the sleep option in Charms, I can wake it up normally. However, if I close the lid, and later reopen ...
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Wake a Mac display from sleep via SSH

I'm using Jenkins as a CI server, where I'm SSHing into an iMac running OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4) to run some UIAutomation integrations tests on an iOS app. The iMac actually sits 10 ft from me (but ...
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WiFi Goes Down When Computer Sleeps

This is a bit of an odd one. Every time my roommate puts his computer to sleep (an HP laptop with Windows 7), the WiFi goes out for a minute or two. It used to happen with my desktop, too, an older ...
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Close lid option “Do nothing” absent

I just unpacked my new Sony Vaio, with windows 8 pro installed. Everything is nice, so I tried setting my power management options. The "When I close the lid" option only list: Hibernate Sleep ...
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After resuming from sleep, computer reboots before login screen

(Solved... I guess? See 3rd edit) (edit: followed instructions here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/449401/constantly-restarts-before-login-screen/ to disable rebooting on system ...
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What's the status of disk when computer sleeps? [duplicate]

What's the status of disk when computer sleeps? Is it safe to move the computer around? And is there any difference between OS on sleeping behaviour?
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Windows 7: black screen for a minute upon resume from standby

Does anyone have a possible fix to this problem? My thinkpad w520 has had this problem for over a year. It doesn't always occur, but usually when I leave the computer in standby from more than a few ...
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Haswell HD graphics 4000 - Monitor doesn't sleep on power off

I have new PC with Haswell HD graphics 4000 connected to a Dell HD display via HDMI cable The monitor that came with my computer doesn't sleep on shutdown or computer standby. This is particularly ...
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Can I create/save a hybernation state to recover from *without* actually hibernating?

I'd like to be able to have my computer resume to it's last state (open programs etc) in the event of a forced or unintended power-off without having to actually hibernate or hybrid-sleep my machine. ...
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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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Why does Windows 8-related networking freeze up after some period of time?

I have a problem where Windows 8-related network access will cease to function, but other networking will continue working just fine. It's been very difficult for me to pinpoint this to a particular ...
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When my computer powercycles after resuming from sleep

My issue it somewhat similar to this one - Computer continuously power-cycling in terms of symptoms, but different in general. If I put my computer to sleep manually, or shut it down, it will work ...
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MacBook Pro running Windows 7 trouble sleeping

I have Windows 7 on my bootcamp partition and everything was working fine until now... now, when I close the lid, the computer doesn't go to sleep completely (fans are running)... when I reopen it, ...
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Windows 7 shows blank screen after resuming it from sleep mode

I'am using Windows-7 Home Basic 64 Bit OS. My system has stopped coming out of sleep mode. i.e. if I manually do sleep from shutdown menu, or close the lid, or sleep due to power plan, after ...
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What's the easiest way to schedule a windows XP task to run when going into or coming out of standby?

This is an issue with Windows XP (SP3) I have some software on my machine my employer requires me to run. However, if this software is running when my machine wakes up from standby, it consumes 100% ...
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My computer wakes up from standby in the middle of the night and doesn't want to remain standby

I recently upgraded to Windows 8. I found that a strange phenomenon is happening often during day or night hours (night hours being the most annoying). I usually turn my computer "off" by putting it ...
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Is it better to have a disk drive run continuously or to have it sleep and start at least 5 times a day? [duplicate]

i'm switching from a big Windows PC with a number of hard drives in the box to a small MacBook Pro. I want to put all hard drives in USB docks. It seems to works well but i have now some hard drives ...
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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 ...