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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Linux - keep USB HDD alive programatically (no spin down)

I have faulty HDD attached to 24/7 server, which sometimes throws I/O error after spin up. Thus I want to prevent it from spinning down programatically. It's about 6 years old Samsung G3 Station. No ...
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Asus laptop doesn't wake-up from sleep. It's restarting

Since short time, I have a sleep issue with my Asus laptop F751LAV. When I put the laptop in sleep mode (close led, LED light shows sleep mode), and when I open the laptop, it restarts instead of ...
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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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My laptop will not sleep when I close the lid

I've tried to look into everything I know of but this has stymied me. I have a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 15" currently running Windows 7. The laptop will not enter sleep mode when I close the lid. When I ...
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How to setup the laptop behavior when opening the LID

I'm using Windows 7 When i set my laptop to sleep or hibernate. But when i open the lid the laptop start automatically : this cause a problem for me because when i package the laptop in my hand bag , ...
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How to Wake Computers For SSH and Remote Desktop Services?

I have a mix of Mac, Linux and Windows computers. I love being able to SSH into them and launch a remote desktop client, so that I can pretty much access all of my computers from one. The only problem ...
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How to execute a script on sleep, hibernate, resume, and shutdown

I keep alot of my classwork documents hosted on dropbox as well as my personal site for remote storage. This helps alot since I switch between an iPad, laptop and desktop, so there are no worries ...
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Windows 10 Laptop - Require password on sleep, not on monitor off

I have an ASUS ROG G551 laptop. Like most laptops, I can press fn+f7 to turn off the monitor to save power without stopping any running programs. I used to be able to wake the monitor back up and ...
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How to prevent some program to wake up my PC?

My PC gone sleep and then wake up in about few minutes. After checked with powercfg -lastwake I found this. Wake History Count - 1 Wake History [0] Wake Source Count - 1 Wake Source [0] ...
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computer sleeps when I leave it for a minute regardless what the instruction are

Every thing was good until last Dec when msn installed updates on win10. The commands were go to sleep after 10 min on battery and never when plugged in and no password required when opening. It now ...
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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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Windows 10 Freezes while asleep

My model laptop is a Toshiba Satellite L505D-S5983 with Windows 10. I have to hard reboot sometimes 2-3 times per day. I put it in hibernate when I need to walk away and when I return it will not ...
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Conclusively stop wake timers from waking Windows 10 desktop

Problem Windows suffers from hand-holding, and every iteration has exacerbated the problem. Windows 10 attracted controversy upon release for forcing home users to update regularly and making user ...
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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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Laptop wakes up from sleep every several hours

I have a new ASUS Zenbook UX305. OS: Windows 10 Home I've figured out that my laptop wakes up from sleep during the night, so i reviewed the event viewer and found out that it happens about 3-4 times ...
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Windows 7 going to sleep or screen locking while watching video in browser

How can I stop Windows 7 from going to sleep when I'm watching a video in a browser? Update I would like to do this without turning off the "auto-lock / screen saving / pc sleep feature"
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Win 8.1 not going to sleep

I have searched quite a lot already but unfortunately didnt find any solution or hint yet. My problem is NOT that my computer starts/boots itself from standby mode. For this often discussed problem, ...
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Windows 10 PC wakes up on its own, even when the lid is closed

I have a laptop which I recently upgraded to windows 10. I am facing an issue with the same symptoms as many others, my laptops wakes up from sleep at ungodly hours at night. There is a difference ...
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Windows 10 INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE SSD Drive After Reset

I was happily working away on my machine until I had to go out, I stupidly hit the Sleep button instead of shutdown. I couldn't get the machine to come out of sleep so ended up having to hit the ...
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Unable to wake computer from sleep/hibernate

Samsung Chronos 7 laptop (Intel core i7) running Windows 8.1 Issue: laptop won't wake from sleep/hibernate with hibernate the display does not shut off, screen black, unable to wake with sleep (and ...
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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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How to add power buttons to Linux lockscreen?

I am having trouble with the lockscreen that appears after I wake my computer from sleep mode while running Linux, there is no way to put the computer back to sleep without unlocking the screen. 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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DVD tray opens when PC comes out of sleep

This problem has only been present for about a week, but I can't seem to remember what I could have done to cause it. Whenever my PC wakes up from sleep, the DVD tray opens, and this window has ...
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PC waking up randomly

My PC wakes up randomly after I put it to sleep, in different periods of time (typically after a few minutes). I've tried to disable all possible wake up reasons, but to no avail. D:\>powercfg ...
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How to check what apps that prevent hard disk from sleeping in OS X

I am using OSX El-Capitan and i thing there is an app that prevent the harddisk from sleeping and keep it spinning. Some of the answer i have found is to check and repair the harddisk permission. I ...
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How to prevent Windows 10 waking from sleep when traveling in bag?

I am not turning laptop off, but rather putting into hibernation, as it starts much faster and I can continue working without starting all apps again. It was working long time from Windows XP to ...
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Windows 7 power button reverts from “sleep” to “shut down” after re-boot

I want the power button on my Windows 7 desktop to put the system to sleep. I can instruct Windows 7 to do this via the Control Panel, and this works, but every time I re-boot, the setting reverts ...
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Can't get back from Sleep Mode using a mouse or a keyboard

I bought a new PC lately. I configured it so after 10 minutes my display turns off, and after 30 minutes my PC will go to Sleep. When my PC goes to Sleep, i'm trying to wake him up using my mouse ...
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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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Windows 8.1 AND Windows 10 doesnt stay in sleep mode / hibernate

Ever since I upgraded from 8 to 8.1, my pc doesnt stay in sleep mode or hibernate. It does go into the respective mode but after about 3 seconds it always boots up again. I noticed that it works fine ...
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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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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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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 8 HP wifi broken after sleep; not power management issue

Randomly after sleep/hibernate/whatever The wifi tray icon will show that it is connected Cannot disconnect or connect to another network from the wifi assistant The adapter settings will show ...
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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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Where does Windows save its sessions?

When my battery is drained of power, my laptop will turn off on its own and I am able to start Windows from where it was before it turned off. My question is: where does Windows save all that data? ...
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Windows 10 Sleep mode causes unsafe shutdown

Recently, when I leave my computer (desktop, not laptop) alone for half an hour or so, I will come back to find that rather than enter sleep or hibernate, the computer has shut down completely. While ...
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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 10 Sleeps Before Set Time

My computer is falling asleep outside of the screen and sleep times that I have set. I have made sure that the screen saver is set to none, and that the power options and advanced settings match the ...
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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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In Win Server 2012, task manager is always paused after the computer sleeps

I have my PC running Windows Server 2012 and I have it set to sleep after 4 hours of inactivity. I always leave the Task Manager Open and I have noticed that the first time I access the performance ...
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Windows 7 Power plan not listening

I'm trying to fix my friends windows 7 computer. After about 30-45 minutes the computer screen goes black only when not in use. I have reset the power/sleep setting to default, deleted any custom ...
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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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Make PC wake up using task scheduler in Win 10 from sleep

In Win 10 Pro, I have used task scheduler to make my PC go to sleep (not hibernate) at night, which works fine. But I am trying to get my PC to wake itself up in the morning, but no luck here. I have ...
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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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My Surface 3 goes into sleep/screen saver mode while I am actively using it (e.g. typing or scrolling with the mouse)

I have a Surface 3; when I am using it; typing etc, it keeps randomly going into sleep/screen saver mode. I haven't locked the screen, it's not inactive, I'll be typing or scrolling and the screen ...
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What happens when a computer “goes to sleep”?

What happens when a computer goes to sleep? Should I sleep my computer or should I power it down? Is there an appropriate use for each mode or is it just a matter of personal preference?
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External HD Sleeping on Windows 10

I have an external SSD HD (Kingston HD with an Orico USB3 enclosure) that seems to fall asleep after 15 minutes of being idle. I've checked all my power settings for USB and for Hard drives to never ...
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Monitor suddenly went to sleep and I can't wake it up

I think that's GPU problem: I was playing game and then screen turned black and said 'going to sleep mode'. And I can't wake it up. I've tried restart PC (it works), change monitor cable port, ...