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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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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Computer randomly goes into sleep mode

For a while I have had no problems with my Asus laptop running Windows 7. It is a decent computer and I need it to run almost 24/7. I restart it every few days but it does continuously run. However, ...
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Windows 7 laptop comes in hibernation from sleep and can't boot after that

I have MSI 2PE Ghost PC on Windows 7. I put PC into sleep, but after few hours it automatically boots quietly and goes to hibernation state. After that it can't boot from this state normally (error ...
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Scripting sleep and wake up

I have an iMac that when it boots up the screen is all red and fuzzy, but if you put the Mac to sleep and wake it up again the screen is normal. Has anyone had this issue? If so what is it? I am ...
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How do I prevent removing a USB drive from waking my computer?

When I put my Windows 8.1 machine to sleep and then remove a USB drive, it wakes up. This is very annoying. Is there anyway to disable it? C:\Users\TallGuy>powercfg /lastwake Wake History Count - ...
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My computer won't go into standby or hibernate

I have a problem that I first noticed yesterday. Whenever I would press the half moon standby button on my keyboard, my computer would go to sleep. I also have a shortcut on my desktop configured to ...
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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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Windows 7 Keyboard Repeat Rate and Delay are Reset on Resume from Standby / Sleep

I always keep my keyboard repeat rate at the maximum and the delay at the minimum for optimal keyboard responsiveness. Under Windows 7 however, I have found that the rate and delay are reset to the ...
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Why does my Windows computer immediately turn back on after sleep/hibernate?

After clicking sleep or hibernate in Windows 7, my computer loads for a while and then goes into sleep mode, but not 1 second later it powers back up. The event log has no errors and no warnings ...
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Laptop goes to sleep when lid is closed and disconnected from power

I am trying to work with my computer (Macbook Pro) attached to an external monitor, while the lid is closed. I can work on it when the laptop is connected to power, but when I disconnect it from the ...
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My ASUS computer keeps putting itself to sleep every night. How do I stop it? [duplicate]

Lately my computer has been putting itself to sleep about 40minutes after I go to bed. It doesn't sleep right when I close the computer lid, but after a while it puts itself to sleep. This is a ...
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Does shutting down regularly harm laptop or Windows?

I usually work with my laptop and always shut it down for studying or doing other works (for half hour to two hours, about 6 times/day). Is this harmful?
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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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Error 10053 on wampserver after sleeping the computer

I use WampServer for development testing purposes on my local computer (windows 8). I don't usually turn off the computer, I just close the cover (a laptop) and it sleeps. When I open it again, the ...
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Is it okay to use sleep mode for my laptop all the time? [duplicate]

I use many applications every day, so it's important for me to get the complete desktop state (all windows, shells, etc. in the same state they were in, etc.) back instantly when I turn on the ...
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How to find out what's causing a laptop to take too long to go to sleep?

Until recently my laptop took at most around 5 seconds to go to sleep when the lid is closed. This was the case for several months. Recently however, my laptop takes around 2 minutes (maybe more) to ...
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Desktop Windows 7 computer not going to sleep reliably

I did already read this similar question: Why won't my computer go to sleep automatically? In fact, from that question, I learned how to run a diagnostic, powercfg -energy. Here are the results: ...
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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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Does UBUNTU partition (with GRUB) affect Windows 8.1 Sleep/Shutdown/Hibernate behavior?

I have a UBUNTU and Windows 8.1 dual boot installed on a dell Inspiron 14 5000. I'm considering removing UBUNTU though (although I am happy with it) because Windows is unable to consistently remain in ...
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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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My PC gets stuck while sleeping, on Windows 8.1

While installing Windows updates, I pressed the power button (set to do sleep), but my PC got stuck and I was forced to force shutdown by holding down the power button. Since then I cannot use sleep; ...
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Wierd screen colors when waking mac from sleep

I have mac mini with two monitors and sometimes when I wake it from sleep I get this weird screen: This is a normal screen: This isn't a big issue (at least I hope so) as it goes back to normal ...
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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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Windows 7 cannot connect to internet after sleep/hibernate

This problem has surfaced recently. After If I switch on my laptop from hibernate/sleep mode, it can;t connect to internet. It displays all the available networks (wireless) but it never succeeds in ...
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Need to reboot after waking from sleep mode on my windows 8.1 tablet

I searched and tried much but it does little help to my problem. When I put my tablet pc aside and it will sleep after 5 mins. This is what I expected by setting power config. However if I leave it ...
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Keyboard doesn't work after Windows resume from sleep (S3) — how to fix?

I have a weird issue with my keyboard after resuming from S3 sleep: I can type perfectly for maybe 5 seconds, but afterwards the keyboard ceases to work until I hibernate or restart (or sleep again -- ...
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Is it possible to define custom Power Nap tasks/behavior?

In OS X 10.8, Power Nap was introduced. When it's turned on, a machine can perform tasks like checking for new email and backing up using Time Machine. I was wondering if it is at all possible to ...
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New PSU installed computer wont wake from sleep mode

I hope this is the right place to put this. As stated above I recently purchased a new PSU (CORSAIR AX series CP-9020045-NA/RF 760W ATX12V). Everything went well until I put my computer to sleep. ...
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How to setup Windows to not put my external drive to sleep?

Every time I use some external device (pen-drive or external hdd) on my desktop, after some idle time my Windows 7 put it into sleep state, turning it off. Sometimes it sleeps and dont come back. ...
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Ways to shut down/sleep and wake up hard drives on command?

I have a rather noisy storage HDD in my SSD-based system (Win 8.1). Since I need the HDD only once a day tops, I have been looking for a way to keep it in sleep mode or otherwise shut down and wake it ...
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Should I symlink my /private/var/vm dir to another volume in OS X Lion?

So I just installed an SSD in my MBP and have been a bit concerned about running out of disk space. I noticed that /private/var/vm holds an 8.6 gb sleepimage file as well as swap files. I'd be much ...
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RDP to Windows 7 is stuck on Welcome screen after wake-on-lan from sleep

I am trying to set up wake-on-lan for my office desktop (Windows 7 Enterprise). I want it to sleep when I am not there, unless I wake it up remotely and use it in a remote desktop session. Things ...
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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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Windows 7 Network dies after sleep mode

I have a windows 7 machine and everytime it comes back from sleep mode the network connection has been lost and needs reconnecting. I have checked the power settings for my network card and it is set ...
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Windows 8 webcam automatically taking a photo when it wakes up

Is it possible to have the webcam take a picture if my computer is woken from sleep mode? I have seen that there are some programs with motion detection, but I would prefer a method that takes a ...
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Monitor sleep in Windows XP does not work. Is there an add on to force it?

I have an EEE box with XP Home and a DVI connected TFT, and it does not sleep the monitor. It only starts working after I go to the energy control panel and turn it off and on again. Then the timed ...
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Fedora 18 Disable Hibernate and Suspend

I recently installed the new Fedora 18, LXDE spin on a workstation (not a laptop). I want to disable the hibernate and suspend functions, and remove them from the "Logout" menu in the UI. In F17 and ...
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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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OSX Sleep mode messes with sound and window sizes

Here is my work environment: 13" Retina Macbook Pro 2015 (The Force Touch thing) Latest OSX External DELL Screen connected with HDMI (set as the main screen) Apple Earbuds connected to the rMBPs ...
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wifi still connected while macbook in sleep/hibernate mode

my brand new macbook is still connected with wifi even i put it in sleep mode how do I know wifi still on? i pinged macbook ip from another machine accidentally, thats how i found out. is it normal? ...
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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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How to “sleep” a Windows 8 laptop without closing the lid

I have a Dell XPS Windows 8 laptop. I'd like to be able to "sleep" it overnight without needing to close the lid (often it is on a laptop stand where closing it is awkward). The "Power" menu has ...
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Laptop shuts down by closing the lid when plugged, not goes to sleep as it should

I have installed Debian 8.0 Jessie with Gnome on my HP ProBook 430 G2. The weird problem is that when I close the lid while laptop is plugged, it shuts down and does not go to sleep as it does when ...
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Dell XPS Running Windows 8.1 Not Entering Sleep Mode --> Shuts Down

Recently, my Dell XPS running windows 8.1 (which had been upgraded from Win7) attempts to go into sleep mode but just shuts down (without properly closing documents or browsers). Any advise?
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Connect to sleeping computer without access to router

is there any way how to connect to sleeping PC remotely without static IP and access to my router? I know that dynamic IP should not be a problem because TeamViewer can work without static ip. ...
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BSOD on Resume and in Low Power States (error switches between ntoskrnl, fltmgr, and ntfs)

I have a BSOD that keeps reoccurring with different culprits. It never occurs at startup. It only occurs when the system is sleeping or has just woken from sleeping. I notice that it only seems to ...
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Magic Mouse doesn't reconnect after sleep - Yosemite

i had an interessting issue with my MacBook Pro and the Magic Mouse after upgrading to 10.10.3. Every time I went to a meeting and disconnected everything from my MBP (USB Keyboard, ext. Display, ...
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Windows 8.1: Keep remote monitors/displays off during RDP

In the mornings, I leave my user account logged into my Windows 8.1 Pro desktop. My monitors power off a few minutes before I leave my home. Later, I RDP to that PC using the same username.. which ...
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How do I turn off caffeinate if I want to allow my machine to sleep normally?

I often use caffeinate to ensure that tasks on my OS X systems run to completion without interruption, and would like to be able to disable caffeinate to allow normal sleep once my tasks have ...
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All USB devices go to sleep in idle mode on Windows 7

A strange thing happened after a few updates to the system: Intel rapid storage SSD firmware update Intel Ethernet adapter update GPU Intel update When the computer turns off the screen (after ...