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Execute blocking script with admin rights in Windows before and after standby

I would like to run a script in Windows right before standby/sleep mode with admin rights and blocking, i.e., the system should not go to sleep until the script has successfully terminated. ...
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Vaio - Auto Standby prevented by external mouse

When I connect wireless mouse to my Vaio laptop, the set power option to go into standby after certain period of inactivity does not work. The system otherwise is idle, I am not moving mouse etc. I ...
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Getting a MBP to hibernate/standby after some specific time spent in sleep even when plugged in

I'm aiming to produce the following behavior on both battery and AC power: Computer goes to sleep as usual upon closing lid or being idle for a few minutes. Computer hibernates if left asleep for 5 ...
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High disk usage after recovering from standby in Windows 7 when switching from one app to the others

I have a problem with my Windows 7 64bit (Sony VAIO Core i7, 6GB of RAM, 1TB HD with over 300GB of free space) that i hope someone can solve. I frequently use Visual Studio and other CPU/memory ...
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Windows 8.1 64bit Kernel-Power 137 Error

I'm at the moment encountering a problem with my windows 8.1 64bit Version. Some days ago I realised that it takes longer than usual to start the computer or wake it up, in fact, the computer seems ...
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Windows XP Turn Off Monitor after x minutes option is missing

I have an XP machine that turns it's monitor off after a period of time. I am trying to disable this but when I go to the power options in the control panel the option is simply not there. Turn off ...
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Can't wake up from standby(S3)

I'm a beginner of BIOS engineer. My laptop can't wake up from standby(s3). Someone tells me it's a SSD problem and BIOS issue.(laptop using M.2 SSD (Achie)) Because it's working fine in some BIOS with ...
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How to stop my application windows being moved when my computer goes to sleep in Windows 8?

Each time I turn back my dual screen on, I find my windows in a complete mess, their position and their size have all changed and are all gathered in my main screen. It appears that something ...
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Windows get moved to the primary monitor after waking from standby with mixed DisplayPort and DVI-D dual-monitor setup

Problem Description I am using the following setup: nVidia GeForce GTX 680 Dell UP3214Q (Ultra-HD, 3840x2160, run in its native resolution, connected via DisplayPort 1.2, i.e. DisplayPort on GTX ...
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Is monitor suspending supported via a HDMI to DVI cable?

My computer has DVI and HDMI video outputs while I have two DVI monitors and a cheap HDMI to DVI cable. Both monitors go fine into and out of standby using DVI-to-DVI connection. Both also display ...
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How do I prevent my bluetooth headphones from waking my computer from standby?

I have a pair of Bluetooth 4.0 headphones which are paired with both my laptop and my desktop. As soon as I power on the headphones, they will wake any paired device from standby. So if I have my ...
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Dialog boxes appear on wrong screen after standby

I have 2 monitors. The right one is my largest, primary monitor. I have a smaller, secondary monitor to the left. Normally, dialog boxes appear on the same monitor as the application that spawns them ...
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Windows 8 won't go into standby - screen turns off, fans stay on

For the past 6 months, my computer has been refusing to go into standby mode (S3, "Suspend-to-Ram") - at least sometimes. On average 2 out of 3 times suspending is working as intended. Upon trying to ...
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Acer Aspire 5742G - Computer does not wake up from standby

Issue is in Windows 7 as well as in Debian Wheezy. In Windows every manufacturer recommended Driver is installed and the Bios is on the latest version. Windows was installed from the W7x64 SP1-U ...
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XP computer going into standby, all timers set to Never

Received fault report for this XP box I support. Staff report it 'turns off overnight' and needs turning back on in the morning. Closer inspection the network card seems to be sleeping, and then the ...
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How can I prevent my USB mouse to interfere with standby, on Linux?

I am using RHEL workstation. My USB mouse interferes with standby - if I press the sleep button, the computer tries to standby, but instantly wakes up. If I remove the USB mouse, standby works. ...
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Windows 8.1 Won't Sleep When Idle

Ever since I upgraded to the Windows 8.1 beta (and even now with the Windows 8.1 RTM), my computer will not idle to sleep. This wouldn't be that much of a problem since I almost always remember to ...
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How to tell what is using an audio stream?

I've noticed that my computer doesn't want to stay in standby or go to standby after x minutes (as set in my Power Options). Running powercfg -requests tells me that my audio driver is keeping my ...
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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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Return from standby mode opens grub

After installing Windows 8 and Arch Linux as dual boot everything worked pretty well. However if I happen to close my laptop lid while in Win8 (the comp goes to standby mode) and then reopen my ...
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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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bluetooth device driver prevents machine from entering standby

I frequently see the warning dialog: System Standby Failed The device driver for the 'Dell Wireless 365 Bluetooth Module' device is preventing the machine from entering standby. Please close all ...
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Standby button won't work

I had to restore my Dell 1501 with my XP restore disc made with the laptop but I lost my standby button and want to get it back. It used to go into standby but now when I close the lid it stays on ...
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Exit stand-by only when power button is pressed

I was wondering if there is any setting to make my PC exit stand-by only when the power button is pressed on my computer case? My laptop does this out of the box, it won't exit stand-by on any other ...
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My Windows 8 computer does not come out of Standby

My computer will not come out out of standby. It has had this issue ever since I bought it ~4 years ago. When I purchased it, It came with Vista, I have since upgraded it to 7 and now 8 Pro, each time ...
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Audio playback prevents standby

Playing back audio (actually it's the driver, not the specific application used) keeps my Windows 7 system from going to standby - any way to change this behaviour? While it might be useful in ...
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Laptop hdd plugged while the laptop was on standby(sleep) mode. Original content overwritten.

A workmate plugged in his hdd to a laptop that was on standby, what happened next was that the original contents of his hdd was wiped and was replaced by the data on the laptop he plugged it in to. ...
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XP Standby worked Windows 8 Sleep does not

In my daily routine I depended very much on Standby previously in XP. Now with Windows 8 I can enable hibernate and it seems to work - startup takes 30 seconds after a shutdown and 15 seconds after an ...
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Computer unable to resume from standby

My desktop running Windows XP is unable to resume from standby. When it is in standby mode, if I try to wake it up by pressing a button on the keyboard or by pressing the power button, the fan ...
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How to change background image of lock screen?

Where can I change the background image from the Windows 8 lockscreen?
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How to find what is written to filesystem under linux

How can i find out what processes write to a specific disc over time? In my particular case I got a little homeserver running 24/7 and I included a script in the crontab to shutdown all drives that ...
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What prevents Windows from entering standby?

Is there a tool or method to find out, what prevents Windows Vista 32 bit from entering the standby mode? My home pc is set to standby after a certain time of inactivity. But quite often it just stays ...
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Does Having Computer Running Idle Impact Solid-State Drive's Life Expectancy?

As long as computer is operating, OS constantly performs small writes to storage medium. This is what I have not paid attention to earlier until I saw total writes in CrystalDiskInfo, Intel Toolbox ...
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stop computer from going to sleep when downloading [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Prevent Windows 7 PC from sleeping while a download is in progress I'm on Windows 7 Ultimate Edition and if I have a large download the computer goes to sleep (and the ...
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White spot in the corner of the laptop when screen is turned off via software

So today I noticed a white spot (the shape kinda looks like water on a table). The funny thing is that it shows ONLY when the screen is turned off via software (fn keys) and during the change from a ...
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Wireless router disconnects when laptop goes standby

I recently set up a wireless network for my wife's workplace. They have two Acer Aspire 5349 laptops running Windows 7 SP1, connected to a Linksys E1200 wireless-N router (via Atheros AR5B125 wireless ...
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Why isn't my Windows 7 x64 laptop hibernating properly?

Usually when I put my Windows 7 x64 Acer TravelMate 5520 laptop into hibernation nowadays, it starts back up in this screen: Text in picture: Windows did not shut down successfully. If this ...
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Does Windows flush drive caches on standby?

Does Windows flush the drive caches when entering standby mode? It seems like an obvious thing to do and I for one would design it like that if I were on the Windows team, but over the years, I have ...
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Does standby affect computing program execution?

I have a Windows notebook on which I'm running some heavily computing program. Since I cannot easily stop that program, and since I needed to move my laptop and I couldn't keep it on for a long time, ...
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Find out what standby/sleep mode I'm under when on Windows 7

How can I find out which standby/sleep mode I'm under (S1, S2 or S3) when on Windows 7? My BIOS does not have such a setting.
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Dell C840 hangs on resume from standby

I have an older laptop - Dell Latitude C840 - with Windows XP Pro SP3. Everything works fine except for standby. It will go into standby but has great difficulty getting back out. On resume, sometimes ...
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Cooler does not shut down in standby

In some computers, when I put them to stand-by, they do not shut down their fan-based coolers. Even though they go stand-by (and can be waken up with the mouse), they just don't shut up. I have no ...
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Slow resume from standby in Windows 7 64-bit

I have a Lenovo W520 with 10GB of RAM with a super fast SSD drive. The computer cold boots in about 20 seconds, but takes more than 40 seconds to resume from hibernation. I looked into the event ...
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How do I disable the fade out effect when Windows goes into standby?

Is there any way to disable the fade to black effect when Windows enters standby state? I have a tablet PC and when I press the power button I want the screen to turn off immediately, not showing me ...
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How do I stop my laptop from waking up?

I never scheduled wake up for my laptop, but after scheduling Auslogics Defragmenter to run on Sundays, 6:01AM and laptop to wake up at 6:00AM in Task Scheduler, it was waking up. Auslogics ...
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Keep screen from going to stand-by during working hours in ubuntu?

Normally in Ubuntu (11.10) you either configure the screen to go to stand-by after some amount of minutes has elapsed with no user activity. Or you can configure the screen to keep turned on always. ...
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Computer acting weird

My specs: Windows XP PRO SP3 with latest updates of course Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-945PL-S3 CPU - DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo E4300, 1800 MHz (9 x 200) Video card - Gigabyte GeForce 7200 GS I have ...
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What is the difference between Sleep and Standby modes? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the difference between (these four) sleep states? What are the sleep modes and standby modes in Windows? How can you differentiate them?
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Have soft-power button “ask me what to do”?

In Windows XP, there was an option in the power controls, to have the computer's physical "soft" power button "ask me what to do." Basically, the shutdown dialog would appear, and give the option to ...
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How to find the uptime since last wake from standby

I want to know the uptime since the last wake from standby. The command uptime only shows the difference between current time minus the last startup time.