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 keyboard some keys don't work for a while but later on work

Very wierd issue. Clean install of windows 10 home. After leaving the computer for a while, sometimes some keys on the keyboard don't work. Some specific examples: 8, 9 right arrow, down arrow. ...
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Laptop shutdown right after lid is closed

I own an ASUS G750JS, which never had a problem till now. When I am on my computer and I close the lid for the night, it suddenly shuts down. Sometimes it goes to sleep but 90 percent of the time its ...
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Windows 10 won't wake from sleep for remote desktop

Windows 10 also won't run scheduled backups if sleeping. RDP and Acronis work properly if computer is not asleep. Wake on LAN is enabled. Help needed, thanks.
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Why can't I wake up my laptop with a keyboard or mouse press?

I have an Asus n56vv laptop running Windows 8.1 professional that is giving me a quite annoying problem: I can't wake it from sleep by pressing a button on the mouse or keyboard. This happens on both ...
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Laptop not sleeping / hibernating correctly

I'm using a Dell 7537 with Windows 10. A couple of days ago I noticed that my laptop never goes to sleep when I tell it to (the screen goes off and the laptop does not register any input). However, ...
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Why won't my computer go to sleep automatically?

Windows 8 is set to sleep after 30 mins, and it used to work, but recently it's started refusing to sleep. (I can still manually ask it to go to sleep without any issue.) I was having issues 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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How to find out which application is causing the computer to sleep?

My computer went to sleep (actually, it looked more like hibernating) in the middle of an active time, without any warning. In the Event log, the message was: The system is entering sleep. ...
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When 'On Battery', how can the Sleep button Shut Down your computer?

I followed all the instructions on this page that I summarise as follows: Run a command prompt as administrator. [I omit steps 2-4] Run powercfg -setacvalueindex <scheme_guid&...
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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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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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Connect an external display, close lid and avoid sleep on MacBook

So I want to connect an external display, close my laptop lid and let the other display stay on (e.g. to watch a movie or something). I found the app NoSleep which works if I don't connect an ...
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Do installers prevent Windows sleep?

I noticed that OS X will go to sleep when I'm running important commands like createinstallmedia and I wanted to know if Windows does the same thing? I am using Windows 10 mostly at this time, but I ...
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Is there a command line tool to put Windows 8 to sleep? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I put the computer to sleep from Command Prompt/Run menu in Windows Vista? A few days ago I installed Windows 8. I first found the lack of the "shutdown" menu comical,...
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Why is my CPU limited after sleep or hibernation?

I run Windows 10 x64 Build 1511 on a HP Pavilion dv6 with Intel Dual Core at 2.27GHz. Every time I sleep or hibernate my computer and wake it up, it runs at 0.77GHz or 1.56GHz, which makes my ...
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problems with powercfg requestsoverride and windows 10 not functioning

I have Windows 10 and an older device called Way2call which is basically a modem type of device but doesn't show up as a modem anymore in device manager in Windows 10, it shows up as a sound device (...
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Can I get wake on lan working consistently through ethernet?

I have been trying a few things trying to get this to work, I've enabled wake on lan within the bios settings, reserved an ip address, using the correct mac address and and at best it works sometimes. ...
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Windows 10 sleep problems

I recently reinstalled windows 10 on my laptop. it's well and all, but whenever I put my pc to 'Sleep' mode, it sometimes goes to sleep (ON (state) LED blinking), but there are such cases that the ...
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Can Windows Defrag while Laptop is Closed?

Can I run a Defrag and close the laptop lid? Or will my computer not defrag when it is in sleep mode? If not, can I turn of the monitor of my laptop when it's not in sleep mode, like, 0 brightness?
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Windows 10 crashes after sleep intermittently

Just upgraded to Windows 10 on my home-built 3 year old desktop PC from Windows 8.1. After the upgrade I reset the PC so that I got rid of all the cruft from the previous installation. I have ...
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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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USB stopped working after computer woke from sleep

After my computer woke up from sleeping, my three USB ports stopped working. Windows 7 wouldn't recognize them anymore. On the rare occasion that they show up in Device Manager, it shows a yellow ...
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Windows 10 notebook computer refuses to sleep (wakes up immediately)

New Dell XPS 13 touch notebook computer has developed a sleep issue - it refuses to sleep, waking up instantly after putting the computer in sleep mode either via the start menu or via closing the lid....
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Laptop won't wake from sleep when external Keyboard and Mouse are plugged in via USB Hub. How to fix?

We have an ASUS Zenbook UX305FA laptop running Windows 10 that is able to be woken from sleep with an external Keyboard and Mouse when they are plugged-in directly into their individual USB ports. ...
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Computer hangs on wake from sleep Windows 10

I have a problem when I try to wake my computer from sleep. I press the power button (I have USB devices wake disabled in the BIOS), all the fans spin up and the power button lights up like its going ...
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Want to automate the following sequence of Tasks in Windows7

I want to automate the following sequence of Tasks in Windows7: 4AM: Wake my computer from sleep and make VLC record a stream for 1 hour. 5AM: put my computer back to sleep. 5:30AM: Again, wake my ...
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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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What does “Turn on automatic setup of network connected devices” mean?

My Windows 8.1 has the setting "Turn on automatic setup of network connected devices": What exactly does this setting mean? Why would I want it? I have been unable to find any useful information ...
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Windows 10 PCs not sleeping after automatic wake (sometimes)

I have recently upgraded two PCs from Win 8.1 to Win 10. I also have a Windows Home Server box which I use to back up the PCs. The PCs are woken automatically every day at 10am for the WHS backup. ...
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Samsung Series 5 does not automatically wake up from sleep on lid open after Win 10 upgrade

I have a Samsung NP530U3C-A0AUK laptop that came with Windows 8. I recently upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, and since then, it doesn't automatically wake up from sleep when I open the lid. I'...
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Windows 10 sleeps fine from menu, won't sleep from timeout

I have a power meter on a Windows 10 box. If I sleep from the menu, it drops down to about 3 watts. If I wait for a timeout (set at two minutes) it blanks the screen but keeps using the same amount ...
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Sleep / Hibernate Windows if no user input happens at X time

Basically I need to sleep / hibernate a Windows 10 PC if it doesn't register any user input (mouse click, keyboard stroke) at 15 minutes, independently if there is a process preventing it (full screen ...
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Smart prevention of sleep/screensaver when connected to projector?

When I connect a laptop to a projector, I usually don't want it to go to sleep/screensaver mode while the projector is plugged in (I'm a teacher; my fellow teachers are in the same boat). I'm looking ...
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Why do my VS247 monitors not power on on reset/ waking up from sleep (MSI GTX 970)?

I have a 3 monitor setup currently. I have 2 ASUS VS247 monitors along with 1 AOC 2251w monitor. I recently switched my graphics card from a Radeon HD 7770 to an MSI GTX 970, because my Radeon card ...
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Why does my display remain blank (black..like disconnected to cpu) after being put in sleep mode?

After putting my laptop in sleep mode, there is completely blank screen (like display is not connected to cpu). I shut down my laptop and restart but my screen remains blank. Nothing shows on the ...
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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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Dell Inspiron 15 Laptop Won't Wake From Sleep

Before I get started, yes this is a duplicate question, but nothing from a of the other posts were resolving the problem. So a little less than a year ago, I purchased this laptop, it's currently ...
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Wake tablet-pc from sleep by start button

I have a lenovo yoga2 tablet that runs with windows 8.1. The power button of my tablet is not working and I want to wake my tablet from sleep by pressing the start button. Is there any way to do ...
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Making sure my desktop is locked when it goes into sleep mode

Is there a way to install some kind of a hook that'd make sure xlock or a similar program is called before my laptop goes to sleep, regardless of the origin of the request (calling pm-suspend from a ...
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Windows 10 - Windows won't wake from Sleep S3 if connected through HDMI to the TV

I have a new PC with Windows 10 which I would like to be connected with HDMI to the TV. But if so, the screen does not wakeup after Sleep, I have to turn the PC off with the Power button and turn it ...
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How can I stop windows re-positioning after waking from sleep?

I put my multi-monitor system to sleep when it's not in use. After I wake it up, all windows are repositioned to a different screen. The closest pattern I can think of is that the windows there were ...
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Prevent PC from sleeping while running Photoshop batch

I'm running Windows 10 and latest version of Photoshop CC. I started a long running batch and I assumed Photoshop would keep the computer awake, but apparently it doesn't. Is there a setting in ...
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How to prevent a laptop from going into sleep in Windows7 32bit in High Performance mode?

When my laptop running Win7 32bit is not used, it always goes into some kind of energy saving mode. The exact behaviour ist like this. When the computer is not use, the screen will go darker and when ...
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How to prevent windows from locking/Sleeping (Without admin previliges)

I know it is possible to disable auto log out from control panel. I want to know is there a way to prevent windows from locking/ sleeping with out changing any security options.
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Keyboard and Mouse not working after wake up; independent of OS

When I did a full reinstall of Windows and Linux Mint, I changed all the settings of the mainboard to boot in UEFI and turned off all compatibility settings like xHCI hand-off and so on. I was at ...
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Unpredictable MBP wake from sleep in Windows 7 Boot Camp

I have a Macbook Pro with Windows 7 installed in Boot Camp. I have serious problems with waking from sleep and not sure why. I have the default Balanced power plan selected. Many times when I close ...
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Scheduling a task before sleep in Windows 7 and hold off the sleep event until task runs

Note that this is different than the other questions I found (I did search), like: Is there any way to execute something when closing the laptop's lid? I used the same trick of scheduling a task ...
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Windows 10 tablet wakes up on touchpad or keyboard input

I am pretty sure I've digged through most of the available threads regarding this issue, and yet none provided a working solution. I have ticked off the "Allow device to wake PC from sleep" option in ...
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Computer after sleep mode, returns memory error

Last night before I went to bed I decided to put my computer on sleep mode. The LED light started to flash and I couldn't sleep well of it, so I decided to turn my PC on again so I could shut it down. ...
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Prevent windows 7 from sleeping when installing updates

I have a laptop Windows 7 which is set to sleep when I close the lid. I would like to be able to close the lid when it is installing updates without it sleeping because it doesn't install the updates ...