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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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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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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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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Laptop standby on Linux/Ubuntu

One of the reasons I'm not currently on Ubuntu is that standby doesn't work well. It does one of the fallowing: doesn't go to standby crashes on standby crashes on resume from standby This ...
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Windows 7 netbook goes to sleep despite settings - Why & How?

For the life of me, I can't understand why my Acer Aspire One netbook goes to sleep despite all settings telling it not to sleep: The netbook is explicitly told not to "put the computer to sleep" ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to change background image of lock screen?

Where can I change the background image from the Windows 8 lockscreen?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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USB Wi-Fi adapter doesn’t wakeup on Windows Vista

I'm using the Linksys WUSB300N USB Wi-Fi adapter under Windows Vista Home Premium x64. The problem is it doesn't wakeup when computer goes out of standby. It's really annoying. I have 1.0.3.2 ...
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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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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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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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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 ...