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Questions tagged [power-management]

Power management refers to the capability of a computer or its operating system to regulate its power usage. This can help achieve cooler and quieter operation, longer-lasting electrical components, and for laptops, longer battery life.

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Which computer needs SeRemoteShutdownPrivilege to shut down a remote system?

Say, if I want to shut down a remote computer 2 from my computer 1 using a tool like shutdown.exe. I keep reading that this requires SeRemoteShutdownPrivilege. What I am not clear about is which ...
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Changing Power Options with Powershell

I am a newbie when it comes to scripting. I am running the script above. I believe I have to take and change this line of code: {param ($Plan = $(throw ‘Set-PowerPlan Ultimate Performance’ ))} but I ...
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My pc with Asus Z170-A power ups automatically

I have disabled all power on options in my BIOS however some input changes like mouse click or keyboard strokes power ups my computer. It came like a mystery. Every time I shutdown my PC and come back ...
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How to export windows power plan to xml (or any other readable) format?

I am using Windows 10 Home Edition. In windows, we can export power plans/profiles via powercfg /export <filename> <GUID> command but the exported file (.pow) is not readable. One can ...
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Windows 10 turns display off after minutes instead of hours

Has anyone else seen it where Windows 10 turns the display off after a short amount of time instead of the number of hours that you tell it to? I had set my computer at work to turn the displays (I ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 closing laptop lid stops wi-fi connection

I have an issue with Ubuntu 18.04 and closing the lid of the laptop. rather with loosing internet connection when the lid is closed. I noticed that machine does not even respond to ping when the lid ...
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Windows 10: generate a display with the laptop lid closed

Is there a way to make Windows 10 (Home edition with all current updates installed) generate a display on a laptop computer with the lid closed and the following settings? Control Panel > Power ...
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Motherboard keeps turning itself on after turned off with power switch [closed]

I have a Gigabyte Z370 HD3P motherboard and it keeps turning itself on after being turned off with the power switch. I know the switch itself is fine because it only turns on the machine when asked, ...
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Can't turn off adaptive brightness - Power options broken? / WIN10 / Dell M3800

since a while I'm having a weird problem with my M3800 with QHD display without knowing what caused it. It might have changed with the last major Windows update, but I'm not sure. When I got the ...
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Strange behaviour when using Power Plans

I recently wondered why my Laptop seems to be very slow (this was a verly long time). So I downloaded CPU-Z to check my CPU and saw that ist Clock is just around 998 MHZ, however it should can run at ...
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USB-case holding 4 harddisks suddenly dis-/reconnects every few minutes, after running 7/24 for 4 years. Did many tests. What can I test next?

I have this problem others also had already, but none of those solutions do work for me. Since a few days, my JBOD case holding 4 harddisks, connected to a PC via USB, disconnects and reconnects ...
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How can I reduce power draw while suspended?

My new XPS 13 has pretty poor battery life while suspended. I've had to switch to hibernating. Is there any way to tweak bios or something to reduce suspended power draw? It has Fedora installed, ...
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How to stop Gigabyte Designaire X399 / Threadripper 1920x from crashing on resume from sleep with TPM enabled?

When I try to put my Windows 10 (version 1809) PC to sleep, it will not resume correctly, and seems to wipe the TPM settings, meaning I have to recover using my Bitlocker recovery key. Is there ...
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Prevent auto log out on Windows 10 after monitor turn off [duplicate]

I am using Windows 10 Pro My monitor turns off after 2 minutes and it forces me to the login screen and asks me to enter the password every time. I wish to save my power and not disable the Screen ...
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Windows 10 shuts down after being in sleep mode overnight

After my computer being to sleep mode over a long time ( 3 or 4 hours ) it shutdown automatically, I have not had this problem when putting my computer in sleep mode during the day and then waking it. ...
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accidentally deleted windows power settings by powercfg /deletesetting

I accidentally deleted Windows power settings by powercfg /deletesetting, and now I can not restore it to default. I tried restoring it from Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Power Options > Edit ...
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How to safely turn off USB-connected, ATX PSU powered 3.5" hard disk drives built as internal?

I have a bunch of internal, 3.5" HDDs which I connect them to my laptop using an adaptor which converts SATA/IDE to USB 2.0. I can choose the "Safely remove storage" option in Windows 10 and it ...
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Windows wake up from sleep, when it goes sleep by script

I've found a script which put my computer to sleep and I did Task Scheduler which runs the sleeping script at 4am. Well, problem here is that when I put my computer to sleep manually I can wake it up ...
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Screens turning off unecessarily

I just started at a new job. I've been given two big samsung monitors. (I'm not sure what exact model. Device manager doesn't report anything) When I lock the screen, the lock screen picture ...
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How to configure amdgpu dpm maximum temperature?

On Linux, using Mesa's amdgpu open source GPU driver, I noticed that when I run a certain game on maximum settings, my computer crashes. By monitoring GPU temperature via SSH, I noticed it quickly ...
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SSD Drive USB Power Issues (ADATA SU800)

So I recently bought a brand new SSD Drive, ADATA SU800 1TB, and two USB enclosures to go with it. However, my laptop (surface pro 3) couldn't detect it in disk manager or diskpart, so I couldn't ...
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Prevent windows 10 from sleeping for next lid closing only

Sometimes I let my computer (Lenovo laptop under Windows 10) do stuff that takes a while (e.g. scientific computation). When it does that, I would like to be able to close its lid without it going to ...
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Unable to navigate BIOS and shut down after OS loads

Problem: Upon booting up my Dell Inspirion 14 3467, the machine's power shuts down when OS has loaded (moments after OS login page appears). No beeps, and heatsink spins normally during the process. ...
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Is it possible to make Windows go from sleep to hibernate after a given period, like a MacBook?

If I remember it correctly, a MacBook first goes into sleep mode so that it can be quickly resumed if the user opens the lid again in a short time. But it automatically goes into hibernation mode from ...
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Windows 10 Laptop Hibernate and Shutdown Freeze Midway to Complete Power Down

When I choose hibernate or shutdown from the power menu, it turns off everything, even the HDD spins down but the fan remains on (probably at the last speed it was on), the processor/GPU apparently is/...
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Power on by PCI enabled, but no wake on LAN

Trying to wake my PC that runs Windows 10 and is based on Asus B85M-E motherboard from LAN. I did bios configuration Power ON By PCI-E/PCI - Enabled : Also I have configured network card by this ...
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Windows multi-monitor with DisplayPort and icons rearranging

I have three monitors connected: DisplayPort (main), monitor via HDMI, TV via HDMI (via integrated graphics card). As far as I can tell, I can't turn off the main monitor via monitor's power button or ...
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Laptop power plan change on “idle”?

Since my laptop usually stays on for nights doing stuffs or downloading something i thought about power plan change when "idle". It wouldn't be problem if laptop would stays really "idle", according ...
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Sleep takes too long on Windows 10 April Update(1803). How to force simple S3?

I know there is sleep and hybrid sleep. I used to disable hybrid sleep and it worked on the same hardware before. But recently, and I assume it is after the Windows 10 April Update, the sleep started ...
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How to enable Ultimate Performance Power Plan in Windows 10?

There is the new "Ultimate Performance" Power Plan, but how can I enable it?
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windows 10 Fall Creators Update - Missing power mode slider in the taskbar

After Windows 10 upgraded to Falls Creator update, a new power slider appeared in the taskbar (when clicking the battery icon). After some time, the slider disappeared and never came back despite ...
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Inspiron 15 7000 USB ports randomly disconnect

Folks I have an issue where my keyboard or mice will loose connection with the laptop. Some considerations, I`ve disabled usb sleep mode and I play with the laptop lid closed. Using windows 10. If I ...
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How can I turn off the autodim feature on my Linux laptop so it actually stays off?

I have a vintage GD8000 laptop running Linux Mint 18.3, and I'm having trouble turning off the autodim feature. I have turned off autodimming in Mint's preferences, and I have also turned it off in ...
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Ironwolf 8TB making clicking noise when idle

I have a spare PC which I use it as a file server: Pentium G4560 8GB DDR4 ASRock B250 Pro4 4x8TB Ironwolf 1x2TB WD Blue Windows 10 Pro x64 It seems like during idling, my drives seems to make a ...
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CentOS Hibernate Expires

I am able to Hibernate the machine. If I power up within 30 minutes it performs as expected. If I power up after a couple of hours it does a full reboot. Is there some kinda expiration with ...
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Something preventing iMac from sleeping

Already read a lot of topics there, but none was helpful. My energy savers are default, nothing was overriden. pmset -g assertions Shows exactly the same results, when i have / don't have issues ...
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HP Z820 Workstation shutdown / self start issues

I recently purchased a refurbished HP Z820 Workstation and installed Windows 10 on it. When I shut it down, it stays powered off for about 3 seconds and then powers back on again. I know this is ...
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Monitor will not stay in power-saving/standy state (Windows 10 Pro)

When AFK the monitors enter standby after the power-plan monitor power off time but then immediately turn back on. I've checked the event logs and couldn't see anything, including running the Windows ...
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Effect of power outage on power supply connected to surge arrester and voltage regulator

I have a computer that connected to an automatic voltage regulator and an a surge arrester. The power supply unit is set to automatic power recovery so that when there's an outage, it will start the ...
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External 4 drive USB Disk is disconnecting from Windows 10 when left idle for a few minutes

According to some blog posts I have seen, others are seeing this problem too, and the vendor of the USB hard disks (Mediasonic in this case) claims it's an issue with Windows 8.1 and Windows 10's USB ...
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Determine standby/idle status of HDD in Windows

I want a method to determine if a hard drive is currently "spun up" or "spun down". Ideally, being able to do this without actually spinning up the disk if it happened to be spun down would be good. I ...
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Monitor will not stay off

I am having this issue where the monitor will not turn off even though Windows power options are configured for it to turn off after a specified period of time. In testing, I configured the timeout ...
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What could cause “CPU noise” when Intel SpeedStep is enabled in the BIOS power settings? [duplicate]

Whenever I enable the "Intel Speedstep technology" in the BIOS power configuration, I can hear noise when operating the laptop. The noise is sometimes a clicking noise in idle-mode or a buzzing noise (...
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Win10: Cannot get both displays to turn off

I have a Windows 10 desktop system with two monitors and I cannot get the monitors to turn off correctly. I've already tried working with MS tech support, but they weren't terribly useful. I ...
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Laptop - always on

I would like to make my laptop always on, even after power loss. On PC it's simple. I used to enter the BIOS, then Power Management Setup and set the option Restore on AC/Power loss to Enable. ...
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Laptop unilaterally restarting

My Windows is configured so that when I close the lid of the laptop, it goes into "Sleep" mode (whether plugged in or not). But almost every time I close the lid, I reopen it to find that Windows has ...
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Why does disabling head parking on HGST 7K1000 HDD cause read/write sounds every second (or sometimes more)?

When the APM value of the drive is set to 254 or 255 (head parking is disabled) using either hdparm or HDDScan utilities, my HGST 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630 hard drive is occasionally making normal quiet ...
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Missing Hibernate in Power Options [duplicate]

Missing Hibernate in Power Options on Windows 10 Power Options: System info: What could be a problem? So I can't check this as in below picture: UPDATE this helped (in CMD as admin): powercfg /...
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Dell desktop falls asleep in a couple minutes, ignores power/screen saver settings

My parents' Dell Inspiron tower goes to sleep within ~3 minutes of inactivity, despite every power setting in Windows (screen saver, turn off screen, go to sleep, turn off hard-disk, etc.) either ...
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How to prevent Windows 10 from waking HDD just because I move the mouse?

Hardware: Intel Core i7-6700 ASUS H170M-PLUS motherboard (i.e. Intel H170 chipset) Boot partition and user profiles on Intel SSDPEKKW25 NVMe (256 GB SSD) Toshiba DT01ACA300 HDD (3TB SATA hard disk ...