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Ever since I added a linksys router to my computer, the standby feature stopped working. I have it set to sleep at 20 minutes of idle time. The monitor still sleeps at 15 minutes with no problem, but the pc will not go into sleep mode. what could cause this.

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Have you disabled "Wake on LAN" in the power settings? There are also other settings in Power management that could affect this.
There should also be general settings for power savings such as "none" "medium" and "maximum power savings" With a little explanation of each.

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How do I get my hp pavilion a1030n out of power save mode???


In order to help users save electricity and battery charge, Windows operating systems include a setting that puts the computer into standby mode if it's left idle too long.

While usually a helpful feature, it can sometimes interrupt long processes like virus scanning or downloading long files.

However, you can easily change these settings, and there is even a way to have your computer automatically switch between settings depending on how you are using it.

Click the "Start" button and select "Control Panel." Wait for the "Control Panel" window to open.
If it is not already, set the "View by" drop-down menu to "Category."


Click "System and Security," then "Power Options." This displays a list of the default power usage plans that Microsoft and HP add to your computer.

The plan with the filled dot on its left is the one you are currently using. Click the "Change Plan Settings" link to the right of the active power plan.

The drop-down menus following "Put the computer to sleep:" allow you to determine how long the computer will wait when left idle before automatically going into standby mode.

If you have a laptop, choose different settings for when the computer is plugged in or running on its battery.

If you want to computer to always remain on, select "Never" from the menu.

http://www.whatthetech.com/2010/11/22/how-to-adjust-power-settings-in-windows-7/
Adjust power settings for windows 7

Mar 24, 2014 | PC Desktops

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Windows Vista : System not coming up from Sleep Mode.


Disable Hybrid Sleep Mode in Windows Vista Windows Vista has a neat new feature for laptops called “hybrid sleep”. Actually, Windows Vista has a neat new feature for laptops called sleep too, so I’m getting ahead of myself a bit.
Windows used to have a fairly simple hardware suspend command called “standby”. However, this operation took a while to execute (both entering and exiting standby) and it was somewhat unreliable when performed repeatedly, on certain hardware or with certain applications running. Sleep is meant to alleviate these problems by just serializing the current state into memory and then shutting down all devices other than the RAM. With the OS state simmering in memory like that, entering and exiting sleep is nearly instantaneous. However, the dark side to all this is if there is a power outage while the computer is in sleep, all of the unsaved data is lost (since it just existed in memory). That’s where hybrid sleep comes in.
Hybrid sleep saves the OS state into RAM, but it also writes it all to the hard drive as well (sort of like hibernate does). This ensures that even if power is lost, the data will remain. This all sounds like a good idea, but in practice it’s just as slow as standby was.
Now, laptops have batteries and most of them are configured to enter hibernate when the battery dips below a certain level. This means that unless the battery is physically removed, power to the RAM is never unexpectedly cut. Thus, we don’t really need the hybrid sleep feature. Unfortunately, giving hybrid sleep the pink slip is a little harder than it could be.
Step one, open up the power options setting from the control panel and select the “Change plan settings” link below the selected power plan.


Once in the resulting dialog, choose “Change advanced power settings”. Now you need to scroll through the miles and miles of options to find the “Sleep” node. Expand this, and then the “Allow hybrid sleep” node below it. You should see two options, “On battery” and “Plugged in”. Set both of these to “Off”.

Once this is done, click “OK” and you should be all set! From now on, whenever your laptop would normally go into “Sleep” – usually when the lid is closed or when inactive for a certain time – it will enter full sleep mode, rather than hybrid sleep. And when you go to awaken it from its slumbers, it should be fully responsive within a second or two of reactivation – as opposed to the 10-15 seconds after hybrid sleep.

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Auto standby


You didn't supply the Computer make, model or the OS you are using? The best solution I can give without more info is, Open Control Panel, Power, Change power settings to High Preformance, Set Sleep to Never, Hibernate to Never, in Advanced Power settings, Set ALL settings to your preferences.

Jan 01, 2013 | PC Desktops

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Won't go into sleep mode


Which operating system ?


Sleep mode on a Windows 7 PC saves power without you having to turn your computer off and without losing any work.


This option cuts the power to your monitor, powers down the hard drive and pauses all functions until you awaken the computer from hibernation.


Whether you have a laptop, desktop or workstation, putting your computer into sleep mode will lower your electric bill and save money!


Click the "Start" button in the lower left corner of your desktop. In the lower right corner of the Start menu, next to the "Shut Down" button, is a button labeled with a small, right-pointing arrow. Mouse over the arrow.


The Shut Down menu appears.

Point at "Sleep" and click on this option.

Your Windows 7 computer goes into sleep mode.


Wake your computer from sleep mode by jiggling the mouse.

There may be a delay of a few seconds before your hardware powers on.


All of your open programs are still open and your work is intact, just as you left it before the computer entered sleep mode.


Configure your Windows 7 PC to go into sleep mode automatically when it is not used for a certain amount of time.


Click "Start" and select "Control Panel." Click "System and Security."

Click "Power Options."

A menu opens.


Click on "Choose when the computer sleeps" and select the number of minutes of inactivity. You can also set a separate time interval to put your monitor into sleep mode.


If you set both to 10 minutes, then your PC and monitor will automatically go into sleep mode after 10 minutes of inactivity


Your Computer in sleep mode


First, save all of your work. Information in computer memory is not saved while your computer is on standby.


From the Start menu, select Settings, then Control Panel, then Power Management.


Click Standby Beside When I Push the Power Button.


Push the Power button.


Automatically Putting Your Computer on Standby


Save all work before leaving your computer.


From the Start menu, select Settings, then Control Panel.


Double-click Power Management.


Set the times that you want your system to go on standby, to shut off the monitor and to shut off the hard disks.


Click OK. Your computer will go on standby according to the schedule you have entered.


Putting Your Computer in Hibernation


From the Start menu, select Settings, then Control Panel.


Double-click Power Settings.


Click on the Advanced tab.


At the When I Push the Power Button On My Computer screen, click Hibernate.


Click the Power button.


Hope this helps.




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No it's not beyond the sleep problem but the problem is that I work on my pc will fall to sleep and as I alume alume does not and remains in standby and I have nothing to do that will stop


You can program your "Power Button" to do a lot of things or even nothing.
To program go to "Control Panel" "Hardware and Sounds" then select "Power Options". Here you can "Change When the computer sleeps".

Hope this helps.

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My computer is booting then after short time it return to standby mode then the fan of processor rotate at very high speed and signal is remove from monitor


Seems like the PC has Hibernation mode turned on. After 1 hour windows will put the PC and hardrives to sleep to conserve power. If you want to disable it, here how:
  1. Open Control Panel.
  2. Double-click the Power Options icon.
  3. Within the Power Options Properties window, click the Hibernate tab.
  4. Uncheck the "Enable hibernation" checkbox to disable the feature, or check the box to enable it. This window also displays the total space required for hibernation.

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When i shut down my pc it shuts down, but the psu stays on, i can turn it off by the button but not by the desktop, any ideas???


Hi, "Sleep" mode or "standby" mode allows your computer to go on standby or sleep until you "wake" it up again. This is a power saving feature which is usually used for a few hours. You can change it to completely shut down everything (including power supply) in power supply options in your control panel. Check out your help section for sleep or standby options. Hank

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When computer goes into standby


Unfortunately this happens a lot with standby. My recommendation is to turn standby off or change the options so it doesn't turn the hard drives off. If you want to change the settings or turn hibernate off go into the control panel from the start menu. In there open the power options. In there you can set all the standby options. Try to set the hibernate option to never first. Then if that does not work try changing the hard drive option to never like i described earlier.

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Sleep mode ineffectual


Are you saying that your computer keeps going into standby? You can change your power management settings to whatever you like in your control panel power options. Tell it not to go into standby, hibernate, or anything you don't want.

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System standby or hibernating feature


That should be on all Windows Computers.

Control Panel -> Power Options.

Play with the values to your hearts content.

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