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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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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Trigger Task Scheduler in Windows 7 when computer wakes up from sleep/hibernate

I don't want task scheduler or whatever to wake the computer, but when I open the laptop back up and the machine wakes I'd like that to be the trigger that task scheduler or something uses to run an ...
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What is the difference between (these four) sleep states?

Whilst browsing the interwebs, I found an article here about how to run a Power Efficiency Report. As I wasnt doing anything, I decided to try it and see what it did. In the results it listed the ...
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Prevent Windows 7 PC from sleeping while a download is in progress

While I'm downloading a large file on Windows 7 using Google Chrome, my computer goes to sleep. I could obviously set the computer to not sleep at all (or change the interval before the computer ...
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Troubleshooting a Windows 7 PC that wouldn't sleep

I have a new Windows 7 PC that wouldn't sleep (not just automatically, but also when specifically told to). The screen goes black momentarily, but within two seconds the machine comes back as if ...
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Disable power LED blinks during Vista hybrid sleep?

Does anyone know how to disable the blinking power LED when Vista enters hybrid sleep mode? My case has a very bright blue LED that is rather distracting. I'd rather not disable hybrid sleep, as it ...
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Is it bad to put your computer in sleep mode every time?

Often I have a lot of stuff open and don't feel like shutting down my laptop, so I just use sleep mode when I'm transferring it. But I have no idea if this might have any disadvantages. So my ...
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Computer care: Hibernate, Sleep or Shut Down?

Which is the best for the "longevity" of your hardware, when done on a daily basis? Should I use sleep, hibernate or shut down? EDIT: As evident in some of the answers, the answer seems to vary by ...
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Is it still necessary to shut down computers?

Nowadays with our modern operating systems, is it necessary to fully shutdown computers instead of choosing to stand-by or hibernate computers (desktops and laptops)? Would there be any side-effects ...
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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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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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Wake timers don't wake computer from sleep mode

I'm got a custom built PC running 64 bit Windows 7 Ultimate. So far everything works great except for one thing: it will not wake up from sleep mode for a wake timer or scheduled task. Sleep mode ...
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Is it safe to carry laptop around in sleep mode?

I heard that a hard disk in a laptop is more susceptible to damage if it is turned on. A person damaged their laptop's hard drive by having their laptop on while it was in their backpack. I also ...
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Laptop randomly waking up = Hibernate / Low Battery?

A (Windows 7) laptop has been annoying me since the day we got it. When it is put to sleep (the lid closed), it seems to intermittently wake up randomly during the night (i.e., 10pm, 1:30am, 7am, ...
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What is the impact of leaving a laptop in “sleep” mode (while on battery power)? [closed]

How much battery would leaving my laptop at "sleep" mode consume? is the consumption low enough so that it would be safe to leave the laptop sleeping at nights regularily and using it tommorow? ...
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How do I make a batch file wait / sleep for some seconds?

I use a batch file to start up a few of the programs I need running in the background. Up until now, I had used the pause command to execute it after some of the other start-ups finished. I would ...
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Disable or sleep secondary hard drive in Macbook

I've done some quick Googling but didn't find an answer. I've put an SSD in my Macbook, and at the same time moved the original hard drive to the optical drive bay. I'm running the OS and most of my ...
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Why doesn't Windows 7 wake up from sleep?

I upgraded my Vista Ultimate to Windows 7 Ultimate (RTM) and after that it doesn't wake up from sleep. When I power it on it turns on but nothing happens, but if I press the reset button it boots and ...
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What's waking up my PC?

When I place my PC to sleep, it goes to sleep for 2 min and then wakes up again on its own. I ran cmd.exe as an admin and then typed powercfg -last wake and -requests and I got nothing really that ...
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uTorrent prevents computer from entering sleep state

I've been using uTorrent for a long period of time, but recently I noticed that when I open uTorrent, I can't make my laptop go to sleep. The screen turns off and etc. but it will be still running and ...
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How do I prevent Windows 7 laptop from waking up automatically?

About once or twice a week my laptop will wake up in the early hours of the morning (about 6ish) from sleep mode. This happens whether the AC power is connected or not. It will then turn itself off ...
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windows 8 desktop wakes up immediately after sleep due to keyboard/mouse

I have a desktop computer. I recently formatted it and installed Windows 8 64-bit. All works well, except 1 problem: If I try to put it to sleep, it sleeps and immediately wakes up. It worked ...
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Why is my laptop favoring the wireless connection over my LAN connection?

When my laptop comes out of sleep, I have to typically wait about 90-120 seconds before my network (wireless or NIC card) 'wakes up'. During that time, I see my wireless connection with 'limited ...
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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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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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Why is Windows7 waking up after I put it to sleep?

Just about every night I put my Windows 7 computer to sleep, and then I turn off the power to my bluetooth keyboard. Almost always, the next morning my computer has woken up, keyboard still off. I'm ...
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What is Hybrid Sleep in Windows 7?

Is Hybrid Sleep on Windows 7 the same as on Windows Vista? As I understand it so far, it is like sleep, except the content of the RAM is also saved onto the hard drive, so when there is ...
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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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Desktop reboots itself on sleep or hibernate

I have been using an ASUS M2NPV-VM motherboard for main home desktop workstation, operating Windows Vista x64. This computer has right from day one not been able to enter hibernate or standby; after ...
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Should I put my MacBook Pro to sleep, or shut it down every day?

So. I have this Mac Book Pro 3.06 GHz. Coming from Windows Laptops I'm use to ALWAYS as ritual no matter what, shutdown the operating system. I have this feeling of not doing so affects the ...
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Why does my computer keep switching on?

My computer seems to randomly turn itself on, usually in the middle of the night when I'm asleep. It's in my bedroom so it wakes me up. I'm running Windows 7 and I don't know if it's trying to runs ...
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Sleep Freezes Laptop

My laptop freezes when it automatically goes to sleep (or hibernate) due to Control Panel's Power Options settings. I can not get the laptop to wakeup by pressing any keys including Control + Alt + ...
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Put 'nix box to sleep from command line?

What command(s) do I type in the terminal to put the computer to sleep?
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Automatically run a program when Mac wakes from sleep

I want to set a program to automatically run when the Mac wakes from sleep. Any idea how to do this?
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Windows 7 sleeping during operations

I've got Windows 7 set up on my media box. It's set to sleep after 30 mins of inactivity, but it doesn't seem to work as advertised. In the last two weeks it's gone to sleep during a file copy ...
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What happens when a computer goes to sleep? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the difference between (these four) sleep states? What exactly (hardware and software-wise) happens when a computer goes to sleep? Do the actual processes turn ...
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How do I find out which one of those pesky programs keeps waking my machine from sleep?

Every night I put my Windows 7 machine into sleep mode, and every morning I wake up and the thing is running. How I can find out which process is waking the thing up? I've already looked at the ...
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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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Windows 7 PC no longers goes into power saving mode

Recently, my computer stopped honoring the power saving settings. It stays on all the time, even though I have it set to go into sleep mode after 20 minutes of inactivity. It used to work as ...
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Why might a Macbook Pro be freezing on resume from sleep?

My Macbook Pro (17" 2.2 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, OS X 10.4.11) often locks up when it resumes from sleep. I usually know I'm in trouble when the display brightness doesn't adjust right away. Then it ...
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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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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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Windows 7 low and critical battery levels cannot be set lower than 10%

How do I change the low and critical battery levels to below 10%? I understand that this is a reasonable limit for most portable computers, but what about those with large batteries? On my computer ...
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Notebook wakes up after disconnecting mouse

My Win7 notebook wakes up from sleep after disconnecting mouse. It is very annoying since I usually disconnect the mouse when I want to put it in the bag and leave. Vista behaves in the same manner. ...
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How to automatically make my PC sleep and wake up?

I have a laptop back home with Windows Vista installed. I want my computer to fall asleep automatically at 01:30 AM and wake up at 06:30 AM. I have tried a lot, but making a .bat file which makes it ...
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Fans and power lights don't turn off in standby

My desktop computer (Zotac 8200 motherboard) has a problem when I put it into standby mode. I use Windows 7 to put it into standby. The cpu fan, system fan, and PSU fan don't turn off. Nor does the ...
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Black border AMD Catalyst Control Center scaling option setting resets after reboot/sleep /log of …windows

I have connected my 22 inch full hd moniter to my pc by HDMI cable . my graphic card is : ATI radeon hd 4550 . there is black border around of my screen like this : So I run AMD Catalyst Control ...
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Make Sleep/Hibernate Timer depend on CPU-user / download? [closed]

I am usually letting my (Lenovo, Win 7 Ultimate x64) laptop go to sleep after 15 mins, which is just perfect for me. With one exception: Is there a tool or other tweak, that would prevent going to ...
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Windows 7 come out of sleep when I open remote desktop

Is there any way to have a Windows 7 machine come out of sleep automatically when I try and connect to it with Remote Desktop? The power saving option of the machine I want to connect to (enforced by ...
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Why does my Windows 7 computer freeze after waking up from Sleep?

Moderator edit: if you have a similar problem, please ask your own question, since it seems there are several things that can cause this situation, it is better to treat each case separately. Hey ...