I am used to do this alt F4 - enter (on desktop), to make my laptop sleep.
Just found this command for hybrid sleep and it seems to work. Must wake up with the power button on case and everything's on the desktop as when I left it:
Command line hybrid sleep - TechNet Forums
Now, how do I create a shortcut for this so I may use it on the Desktop or in Quicklaunch?
Just right click on desktop create new Shortcut type the command into the box and click next give it a name , drag to quicklaunch to use it there
I'm a bit confused here. When my computer goes to sleep through power options settings, by clicking sleep in the start menu or clicking sleep after ctrl+alt+del its power button light continues to slowly flash, I can wake it through my keyboard or the power button and all is on my desktop as I left it.
When I put it to sleep through the shortcut (rundll32 powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState) there is no flashing on the power button, I must restart through the power button which it does through the computer startup screen, resuming windows etc., and again all is on the desktop as I left it.
My questions are; are both scenarios the same sleep mode, if not which is what and why does the power button keep flashing under one scenario and not the other?
Here are my advanced settings in power options: sleep after "60 minutes", allow hybrid sleep "on", hibernate after "never"; power button action "do nothing", sleep button action "do nothing", start menu power button "sleep".
Leave your settings as is, but test these settings changes to see how sleep works for you afterwards:
- Hybrid sleep "off"
- In the BIOS use the "S3" sleep state
When your computer goes into "sleep" mode it should act like it had shutdown completely, but be instantly woken up with the movement of the mouse or press of a key on the keyboard. You should not have to press the case power button to startup the computer from only sleep mode.
Hope this helps,
Scenario is the same with hybrid sleep "off" as in the two I posted depending which sleep button I use. Bios are at S3STR. If I use my shortcut I can only wake it up through the power button (no flashing light, start screen "resuming windows" etc.), if I use the sleep options in startup or after ctrl+alt+del it's the flashing light and I can wake it up through keyboard or power button (mouse has been disabled for that purpose) and it wakens instantly, no "resuming windows" etc..
I don't have a problem with any of it, just would like to know what sleep state I'm in. I guess what got me to wonder is the flashing and non flashing power button plus the different restart scenarios. Is hybrid "on" not the best setting according to your tutorial anyway?
You would normally only have hybrid "on" if you were using both Sleep and Hibernation mode. Hybrid will allow the computer to go into Sleep mode at first, then later go into Hibernation mode.
As a test, try this Sleep Shortcut .
The Sleep/Hibernate setting in vista is linked to the state of acpi in the BIOS. , so that you may get different results if settings in windows and BIOS conflict
you may want to have a look at this description
Advanced Configuration and Power Interface - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hope this helps