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Standby-like feature - for individual applications in Windows?

Is it possible to temporarily freeze (pause, block) an application in Windows - so that it doesn't use processor at all and sit in the memory only - and unfreeze it later when you need it? I am ...
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What Windows is doing on idle? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why some Windows process stay writing on disk even on system idle? When I don't use my computer (idle), I start to hear my SATA disk very well. But when I use the ...
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Intel Turbo Boost does not work after standby S3 state

This feature does not work after standby S3 state (Standy, Sleep or Suspend to RAM). Tested with Intel CPUID and Turbo Boost Monitor. Although in hibernation it works and in hybrid sleep does not as ...
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Coming out of standby sometimes my XP SP3 machine “stutters” with high CPU

I've got an XP SP3 machine with an odd problem when coming out of standby sometimes. After starting back up the machine will rhythmically stutter at a fixed interval with one of my four cores pegged ...
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How to avoid the login screen when returning from standby?

When my computer comes out of standby mode. It still ask me which user I am. Still, I'm the only user. So this seems a bit useless. How can I prevent this extra click? Standby settings don't seem ...
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what is the command to put my computer in standby mode?

I have a Microsoft keyboard that I just bought, but it has no sleep button. what it does have is 5 programmable keys that can open programs. I want to program one of the buttons to put the computer in ...
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System hangs when trying to hibernate on Windows XP

I have an Asus netbook running Windows XP, and lately it randomly hangs when trying to shut down (same for standby). I get the familiar screen Preparing to hibernate and then nothing else happens. ...
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Toshiba WinXP laptop fails to acquire (DHCPREQUEST) new IP after connection to different network

My laptop is a Toshiba Satellite Pro with French Win XP SP3 with all current updates; Toshiba includes a software Tool "ConfigFree" for quick change of Network parameters. Until ~December it worked ...
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How to prevent a Windows 7 PC from sleeping when CPU usage is over X%?

I often leave the PC running into the night to process video files, so it shouldn't sleep while it's working but it would be nice if it went into sleep when it's done. During the export the CPU is ...
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MS Word files sometimes read-only after hibernation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: While editing a document in Word 2007 the document suddenly becomes read only I've found that sometimes MS Word files become read-only after returning from standby or ...
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When I tell my computer to standby it powers down

I have just replaced the power supply and motherboard in my PC, the motherboard is the same model an Asus P7P55D-E LX and the power supply is an Antec TruePower New 650W Modular PSU prior to the ...
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Unreliable resume from suspend?

My desktop PC (home-built) resumes from suspend somewhat unreliably. I'd say that it resumes successfully about 85-90% of the time and hangs with a blank screen 5-10% of the time. As far as I can ...
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USB devices don't work after restoring from Stand By

I'm running Windows XP SP3 on a NEC Versa L1100 laptop. If I wake my laptop up from Stand By, no attached USB devices will function. Device Manager shows all USB entries to be working properly. ...
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Is it dangerous to add/remove a hard-drive to a Windows machine which is in stand by?

Can I add a SATA drive to a Windows 7 machine which is in standby mode? The hardware supports hot-plug. Could pulling the drive out while in standby corrupt the data on the drive (unflushed caches, ...
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auto resume from standby

Can a Ubuntu (or any other distro) wake up from standby/hibernate at a preset time? I actually don't want the PC to consume 200W all the time for just doing something every hour.
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Blue screen (BSOD) when Windows 7 hibernates or standby

Whenever I want to standby or hibernate Windows 7, It takes some times in blank monitor and gives a blue screen error and shuts down. Details below about Error message that Windows showed: Problem ...
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Computer Locks Up Completely When Resuming From Standby

Okay, so I'm having a strange issue lately with my desktop, and off the top of my head I'm not sure what the problem is, so I'm hoping for some ideas on how to track down the cause. First, my PC: ...
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Can't return from standby mode when machine goes to timed sleep

Dell XPS M1530 running Vista SP1. Recent problem. When machine automatically enters standy, it will not resume. even after a hard reset. A brief power light and then nothing but fan noise. Black ...
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After returning from standby mode, Windows 7 asks for login twice

When a Windows 7 32-bit PC attached to a domain comes back from standby mode and has no user logged in, if I log in once, it jumps back to the login screen. If I log in for a second time, then it ...
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Best means of determining cause of GNOME sporadically going into standby

This has been eating at me for a bit now. I have a small netbook computer running Ubuntu 10.04. It loves to sporadically go into standby, turning off the screen, spinning down the disk, pausing for ...
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Windows hang instead of waking up from standby

My System is Windows 7 Ultimate on a Shuttle SP35P2 Pro Barebone. Everything worked nicely, even entering standby and resuming from it. Yesterday I installed a new graphic adapter (XFX HD5750), ...
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Windows 7 Standy/Hibernate Freeze/Lockup

I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate on a MSI U100 Netbook which often experiences a lockup or freeze whilst hibernating or shutting down. I have a friend with an Asus netbook running Windows 7 who has ...
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Windows 7 goes into standby while Syncback is working on a profile

Normally windows shouldn't go into standby mode until the profile has finished copying the files, but on this computer it does and afterwards a get a whole bunch of error message regarding the failed ...
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How to control the time before Windows 7 wakes from standby and hibernates?

Ever since I reformatted my laptop, it just hasn't been the same. Before reformatting I noticed that if it was in standby for around 24 hours, it would automatically wake up and go into hibernation. I ...
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Automatically run a script or a program on wake from standby in Windows 7

I have a buggy driver for my Wifi USB dongle. Every time the computer wakes from standby, the wifi is disabled. I created a script to restart the device, but I have no idea how to automatically run ...
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run command automatically right after wake up from standby (“sleep”)?

How can I run a command automatically every time my systems wakes up from standby ("sleep")? I am using Kubuntu. (still 9.10 but I'll migrate soon to 10.4) As the window manger is locked right after ...
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Fujitsu Siemens V6535 laptop doesn't wake up - crash when going into standby?

I'm having trouble with my laptop (Fujitsu Siemens model V6535). It runs Windows 7, and after I upgraded from Vista I've noticed something that makes me really angry. When my laptop goes into ...
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Computer won't go into standby

When I select Start->Turn off computer->Standby the 'turn off computer' option window closes, and then nothing else happens. I can start new applications, and Windows acts like I never selected ...
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Windows XP SP3 will not go into standby when Magic Jack is running

When I select Start->Turn off computer->Standby the 'turn off computer' option window closes, and then nothing else happens. I can start new applications, and Windows acts like I never selected ...
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dell E6500 laptop will not hibernate/standby

I am using a Dell E6500 laptop with windows XP on it, it was originally tagged/installed with Windows Vista. My issue is, when I close the lid, it will not either Hibernate or Standby. If I close ...
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HDD vanished after wakeup from standby

In my computer I got two hard drives: One 80GB Intel X25 Postville SSD for the system and a 1,5TB Sata HDD for data. When I put the system into standby, and wake it up again, roundabout 50% of the ...
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How does increasing RAM effect laptop battery life on standby?

Just a simple theoretical question: Does increasing the amount of physical RAM on a laptop affect the battery life while in standby? I always thought the only real difference between hibernate and ...
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Tool for automatic start from standby / sleep mode at a given time

Is there a Windows-tool that is able to automatically revive the computer from standby / sleep mode at a given time?
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Windows 7: Computer does not enter automatic standby

My Windows 7 PC is set to automatically enter standby ("sleep mode") after 30 minutes. For some reason it stopped working a few days ago (it keeps on running). Is there some systematic way to ...
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Can I unplug the power from a computer in standby mode?

I shutdown my PC by "standby mode" button instead "poweroff" button at windows xp. Thus all the coolers are disabled. Then I unplug and plug PC and turn on it. (The standby mode is broken) This ...
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Downloading a file from the Internet in Standby Mode?

I'm using BitTorrent for downloading whenever I don't use my laptop. Can I have downloading from the Internet when my laptop is in Standby Mode or something to cutback electricity using ? P.S: I'm ...
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Ubuntu hang, and cannot be soft-reset after resuming from stand by mode

I have downgrade my xorg drivers, so I can hibernate and stand by my ubuntu smoothly. However, in some case, there's a problem. My ubuntu get hang. When I tried to switch to console mode ...
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Windows 7 hangs after longer inactivity of user

I have serveral PCs running Windows 7 in different falvors (32- / 64-bit / Professional / Ultimate / ATI / Nvidia) - they all have one problem in common... ...if I don't work on any of them for a ...
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Make computer go to sleep after USB phone charging is complete

I used to have my desktop Windows XP pc go to standby (S3 suspend, I think?) when it idled for over an hour or so. Now I charge my iPhone 3GS from a USB port, often right when I go to bed. Ideally I'd ...
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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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S3 standby/resume in PCLinuxOS on a desktop PC?

I've just installed PCLinuxOS on a regular desktop PC. It's working fine except for S3 standby/resume (I'm not interested in S4 hibernate). What packages do I need to install, and what settings to I ...
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Fedora 9: problem with hibernation and standby

Whenever I put the the computer to hibernate or standby, black screen appears and it stays forever. How to rectify this? Pressing any key does not wake my system. Finally I do force shutdown and then ...
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XP Standby stopped working

All of the sudden my XP laptop will not go into standby mode. I tell it to standby but it just continues to run. Same with hibernate. I have not added any hardware, but I did kill a software ...
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Bash Script to fix not resuming from Stand By on Ubuntu?

I'm running Ubuntu 9.04 on a Compaq Presario V5000 (piece of crap) and when I try to resume from standby, it's forgetting to turn my screen back on. I found a bash script somewhere a long time ago ...
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Why is my Vista is so slow to go to standby?

I always have a dozen of apps open on my Core2 Duo 2.4Ghz /3gb memory laptop, normally about 60-70% is memory is in use. The problem i have is that when i decide to put Vista to stand by it may take ...
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Troubleshooting failure to standby/suspend with Ubuntu Netbook Remix on Acer Aspire One

I have an Acer Aspire One netbook, which I'm using with Ubutu Netboox Remix 9.04. With a clean install, suspend seemed to be working fine. However, now that I've installed quite a lot of extra ...
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Monitor is not coming out of standby

Sometimes when my computer wakes from standby the screen stays blank, and no matter how much wiggling of the mouse or hitting keys I do it won't 'wake up' the monitor. My only option is to do a cold ...
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What is required in order for Standby to be available under Windows XP Pro?

My laptop just had its motherboard replaced by the IT department at work. Since then, the Standby facility has disappeared from my computer. As far as I can tell, all drivers for the new motherboard ...
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Why does my computer come out of standby on its own?

When I put my desktop computer into Standby, it comes out of standby all by itself just minutes later. I've also seen it come out of hibernation all by itself, but I've only tried that a couple times. ...
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Stand By Hanging on a Dell D620

I've got a Dell Latitude D620 (WinXP) that is very finicky when it comes to Stand By. About half the time, it goes into Stand By with no issue. The other half it just hangs in the "Preparing to go to ...