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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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Windows 10 laptop shuts down instead of sleep

For the past few days, my Acer laptop keeps shutting down whenever I close the lid or when I try to put it to sleep. When I choose "sleep" and I close the lid, and when I open it again, it takes a ...
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Wake suspended computer on IP traffic

I have a server I seldom use. I would like to set it up to automatically suspend on idle or absence of network traffic. 1) When new traffic arrives, is it possible to wake the computer on any IP ...
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Is there a convenient way to toggle windows 10 sleep mode on and off?

Note I am not asking how to turn on and off sleep mode (for windows 10). I am asking if there a convenient toggle such as the ones here: or a keyboard shortcut. The goal is to quickly toggle ...
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Send windows 10 to hibernate instead of sleep

On my desktop computer I have a glitch that when the computer goes to sleep and then wakes up, the videocard produces artifacts (very slow update to changes, so you see heavy tearing in videogames or ...
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Screens move around after screen sleep in Windows 10

When I wake up my screens after they go to sleep (the computer itself is not sleeping), all of my windows move to a single screen. How can I fix this in Windows 10? This answer [1] doesn't work. There'...
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Gnome 3 notiofication about suspend when suspend is disabled (Debian)

I've disabled all kinds of suspension with sudo systemctl mask sleep.target suspend.target hibernate.target hybrid-sleep.target. After a while I'm getting Gnome 3 notification: Automatic suspend ...
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Asleep laptop running and hot in backpack, any brand, any OS

I put my laptop to sleep, waited until fans were off, closed lid, put it in backpack, opened my backpack later, laptop was running and hot, fans on. I opened the lid, the screen stays black forever ...
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Windows 10 server appears hung/asleep until user RDCs into the server

Background I have ten Windows 10 servers which are used to run regression scripts 24/7. There is another machine which has a controller software which sends scripts to be executed to the 10 servers. ...
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My laptop keeps restarting, what can I do to diagnose the cause?

I have a Dell Inspiron 7591 7000 2 in 1 laptop running Windows 10. It's fairly new, about 3 months old but I notice that ever since I got it, occasionally, when it wakes up from sleep, it's completely ...
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How to re-enable sleep mode in Windows 7

Years ago I found a way to disable sleep mode in Windows 7 to prevent users from making their machines inaccessible. Now I need to re-enable it and have not found a way to restore it. Sleep is grayed ...
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Windows 10 shuts down instead of sleep

This happens, when I close the lid, or press the power button, to put my laptop to sleep. It just shuts down. Sometimes it works, but I couldn't identify the circumstances. Here is what I've tried so ...
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Will running a computer program perpetually damage my computer?

I've written a Node.JS script for a Twitter bot that I made recently. It sends a tweet to the Twitter API at the top of every hour. I plan on running this in my command prompt perpetually, but am ...
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Changing what wakes up a Lenovo Notebook

I'm trying to find a way to wake up my Lenovo Notebook from sleep mode WITHOUT pressing the power or the FN key. It's an X270 running on Windows 10. I have limited local admin rights, and I can not ...
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HP spectre x360 - external monitors not waking after sleep

I have a x360 13t - aw000 CTO with a HP G5 dock. As in the title, after the laptop sleeps external monitors disappear/are not detected. Restarting does not solve the problem - only shutting down ...
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Computer crashes after sleep on Fedora

Sometimes when I have left my fedora desktop computer for a while and the monitors have turned off, it shows green and mangled graphics on one monitor and nothing (black) on the other when I turn them ...
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Seagate HDD ignores all power settings

I have an issue with my 3TB seagate hdd. It completly ignores all power settings. For instance : ignores time set in windows power settings for hdd to go to sleep mode goes to sleep about 8 times ...
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External Monitor doesn't wake right away with laptop dock

Hoping this is the right place for this, been searching for a solution online and on here, but haven't had much luck, maybe I’m not searching the for the right thing, or I'm not phrasing it right. ...
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PC won't sleep or shutdown

I have been having problems with my PC, and have looked everywhere and tried many solutions, but can't seem to solve it. Specifications: i7-8700 GT 1030 16GB DDR4 2x M.2 SSD (Windows + Hackintosh) ...
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Issues with Windows 10 Sleeping - USB Suspend Issues

My Windows 10 desktop computer won't go into sleep mode automatically after 10 minutes like I have it set to in the power settings. It will go into sleep manually if I choose it from the Start/Power ...
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What are the consequences of disabling “HID keyboard device is allowed to wake up computer”?

In Power Options - Advanced settings - Sleep - Allow wake timers: I have changed it to Disable for both battery and plugged in. This solution has been suggested to prevent the computer from waking up ...
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Computer wakes up from Sleeping Mode

Sorry for my English. Computer wakes up after being put to 'sleep' mode. And i don't know what to do. powercfg -lastwake shows similar to this: Wake History Count - 1 Wake History [0] Wake Source ...
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Secondary Monitor Turning Itself on Shortly After Sleep

I've been Googling for a solution for quite some time now and most of everything I can find only relates to waking the computer. In my case, the my laptop (ThinkPad P1 Gen 2) turns off displays, the ...
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BSOD after waking up from sleep — Critical process died

Every time I shut the lid, I get a BSOD when waking up. "Critical process died". This is a new ASUS laptop X509JB with i5 10th gen, Nvidia graphics, running Windows 10 1909 I ran and installed ...
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Computer shuts down instead of sleeping

My computer (HP Envy 360, purchased Dec 2019) shuts down instead of going to sleep. So when I’m away or close my laptop, when it “wakes up” it’s as if it was shut down: Everything i had open is ...
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Windows 10 Pro can not enter Standby (S3)

I just recently reinstalled Windows 10 Pro and initially everything worked properly. However, the S3 Standby is not available anymore. Running powercfg /a gives: C:\WINDOWS\system32>powercfg /a ...
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Turn off bluetooth in sleep mode windows 10

How can I achieve the simple following functionality: When the laptop sleeps/hibernates -> bluetooth turns off When the laptop wakes up -> bluetooth turns on The reason for this, is that I have BT ...
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OS Damage if PC Runs Out of Power in Sleep Mode?

If a computer is turned off using holding down the power button or loses power it could cause damage to the OS due to it not going through the steps it needs to take to shutdown properly. If a laptop ...
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Computer going to sleep/hibernation when not wanted win 10 1909

My Desktop computer keeps sleeping/hibernating when ALL settings are set to never and standby (53) is all that is enabled. I have updated my display driver, monitor drivers and any others I can find. ...
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Allow computer to sleep even with Mobile Hotspot turned on

The way it is right now, as long as the hotspot is turned on, the computer will never go to sleep. Enabling the power save option wouldn't change anything as my devices stay connected to the hotspot ...
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Why does my workstation fall asleep when I am connected to it via Remote Desktop Services?

So, I have a workstation at work, a Thinkpad. It runs Windows 10 Pro and according to the Balanced power policy, should sleep after 30 minutes when plugged in. I am now connecting to it remotely from ...
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Laptop sleep mode not working in windows and linux?

I have ASUS N550JK laptop with nVidia 850M GPU, 1TB HDD (Caddy Drive) & 250 Samsung 850 Evo SSD. Since last week, whenever I resume my laptop from sleep, it starts like I have turned on my PC ...
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PC still working in the sleep mode

After installing a fresh Windows 10, when I click on the sleep mode, just the display gets turned off (becomes black) but it doesn't have any effect on the PC itself. Everything is working as active ...
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How to restart / sleep my computer from command line using Emacs and systemctl?

Normally to restart my machine I open a terminal and type sudo systemctl suspend and it works. When I try to do the same thing from a graphical Emacs application, I get: Failed to set wall message, ...
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Why does my laptop not wake from sleep

When I put my laptop to sleep it does not wake when I move the mouse or touch the keyboard. From previous research..... I've enabled the mouse and keyboard to be able to wake the computer but still it ...
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Windows 10 stopped locking, sleeping and turning off the fans at all

My laptop with W10 stopped turning off the fans in sleep mode or lock unless i shut it down. I think that it's because something interrupts the sleep process and so it never is fully asleep, so it ...
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Wake up laptop on AC while UEFI (BIOS) does not have that option

Been trying to setup my external monitor + laptop to act as a desktop (both to turn on with AC). Almost there - followed this thread which was massively useful, thanks all. Turn on Windows 10 laptop ...
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windows 10 does not go to sleep

I have always been able to put my pc to sleep and so I can continue where I left. But after recent updates from Microsoft, I am unable to put my pc to sleep. I press Sleep and it goes to sleep but ...
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Keep Windows laptop running “when I close the lid”

I want to keep my Windows 10 laptop running even "when I close the lid". I understand there's an option in the "Power Options" where you can select "Do nothing" at "When I close the lid". But the ...
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Can someone identify what these files are procmon is showing? Trying to fix waking external drives

So ive gone through the ringer trying to stop my external drives from being up more than not. They're waking over and over if they even get a chance to spin down. TortoiseSVNCache was one culpprit. ...
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How to do I check with ssh that my Windows 10 pc is ready for remote connection?

I wake my Windows 10 PC with wakeonlan and connect with a remote desktop service. However if I try to connect too soon after waking the PC the connection fails and I have to try again. Is there a ...
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NUC won't wake from sleep. 2 solid white lights, fan runs fast for a few secs, then nothing

Intel Hades Canyon NUC 8i7HNK 8705G It went to sleep for a few hours, and when I tried to wake it, it was unresponsive; no lights, nothing at all. I tried holding the power button etc, no dice. I ...
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Laptop is locking itself randomly only when is pulgged

i have a Dell Inspiron 17 7000 Series 7746, and recently i change my battery because it was old(aprox 5 years)and didn't stay charged more than 10 min,so i took my laptop to a local pc service and ...
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Computer shuts down instead of going to sleep

I have a windows 10 computer, and whenever I press the power button, even though it is set to sleep, shuts down the computer anyway. It does this when I select sleep from the start menu as well. In ...
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If I can't suspend an SSD-using machine, how should I conserve power when I'm not using it?

I'm having some trouble suspending my Xubuntu 19.10 machine that only uses an SSD for storage. However, I still want to be able to save power when I'm not using the system. How can I do this? Below ...
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How to stop my PC waking from AMD USB3.1 eXtensible Host Controller?

Windows 7 x64 RAM 16GB Fury Mother ASrock B450 Steel Legend CPU Ryzen 5 1600 GPU RX 580 My PC wakes from AMD USB3.1 eXtensible Host Controller but there's no "Power Management" tab in the device ...
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Windows 10 won't shut down/go into sleep mode

Ever since the most recent Windows 10 update (1909) whenever I try to either shut down or put my PC into sleep mode, there's a rough 50/50 chance it'll actually do it. If it doesn't then it will lock ...
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HP Envy x360 - Will not wake up after suspend/sleep/idle

I have this weird issue where my HP Laptop will not wake up after sleep or suspend. It doesn't make a difference if it is on AC power or battery. The power LED is on and HDD LED blinks some times. I ...
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Option “when I close the lid” missing on power settings after update from Win 7 to Win 10

Option "when I close the lid" is missing on power settings on my Lenovo Thinkpad W541 after update from Windows 7 to Windows 10. Do you know how I can put it back? When I close the lid my laptop goes ...
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How to sleep computer (Win10) remotely using Android phone?

I was using Airytec Switch Off software which has a web interface and and ability to add and run own batch scripts so that's a nice solution even for some other tasks. But it's not updated for some ...
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Windows successfully boots after power outage being in sleep mode

So, something weird is happening here. The scenario is as follows: I put the computer to sleep A power outage occurs Power gets back I start the computer It boots normally as if power never went out (...

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