Intel Technology To Wake Up PC / Laptop / Desktop From Sleep

Reception of VOIP Calls Made Easy By Waking Up of PC System from Sleep Mode by Intel

Usage of pc / personal computer now-a-days has become a part of our day to day life. Whenever a user does not want to use the machine for long time, they can keep the system in Sleep mode.

When pc is kept in Sleep mode, the user can save lot of power as well as enhance the lifespan of the components which are used in the mother board. The problematic part comes into picture here when user keeps machine in Sleep mode, and there is some event that’s expected to happen at around the time when the system is in Sleep Mode

To solve this problem, Intel has announced the DG45FC and DG45ID technology ( lets assume that we need to handle tasks like VOIP (Voice over Internet Protocol)) to wake our system from sleep mode. This saves about 20 percent of power consumption.

This technique enables our machine to attend Internet calls without fail even if our system is in sleep mode. Major PC manufacturing companies like HP and DELL are going to adopt this technology in their Upcoming systems manufactured.


  • Used when the usage of PC in certain situations over a short period of actual working time like less than twenty percent of the total.
  • Saves about 60% of power consumption for the PCs which are actually utilized for 30% of the time they switched on.
  • Remote wake technology enables our system to wake up from sleep mode automatically.

This technology does all the above mentioned activities with a server called Sleep Server.

Sleep Server

This server responds to the tasks even if our PC is in sleep mode by the minute virtual images that are created. It does not involve expensive hardware components as it is just software.

Intel is going to introduce its first PC incorporated with this technology in the coming months. Let us hope that this technology is adopted by all PC manufacturing companies in near future to save our environment.

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Prevent Laptop From Sleeping / Turning Off When You Close The Lid

Best Tips To Prevent Your Laptop/ Notebook From Going Into Sleep/ Hibernation Mode On Closing Of Lid

You must have noticed that, whenever you close the lid of your notebook or laptop, the system turns off the screen display and places your laptop/ notebook into hibernation or sleep (stand by incase of Windows XP ) mode. If you happen to use Windows Vista or Windows XP operating system, you can tweak this behavior of your notebook/ laptop as per your choice.

For users who wish to leave their notebook/ laptop for a short time and be able to begin work immediately on opening the lid, the best option would be turning off or disabling the ability of notebook/ laptop of going into a sleep/ hibernation mode by itself. By doing this, you will be able to get back to work as soon as you re-open the lid of your notebook/ laptop.

For Windows Vista, follow the below mentioned steps to stop your laptop/ notebook from going into sleep/ hibernation mode while you close its lid.

1> Log on to the Laptop/Notebook with administrator rights. Click on “Start” button to access the “Control Panel”.

2> Within “Control Panel”, choose “System and Maintenance” and select “Power Options”.

3> Click on the option “Change Plan Settings” to make changes in currently active plan.

4> Now click on the link that helps you change the “advanced power settings”.

5> Within the dialog box “Power Options”, select the tab “Advanced Settings” for active power plan. Now expand “Power buttons & lid”.

6> Further, expand the option “Lid close action”.

7> For altering the value of “Lid close action”, you need to choose “Do nothing” from the drop-down menu for options “Plugged in” and “On battery”.

Note: The menu also contains other actions such as Sleep, Shutdown and Hibernate from which you can choose any option as per your preference.

8> Click on “OK” button.

For Windows XP, use the following procedure to disable sleep/ hibernation mode in your laptop/ notebook while you close its lid.

1> Log on to the Laptop/Notebook as an administrator. From the Start Menu, select “Control Panel”.

2> Choose “Performance and Maintenance”,

3> Click on “Power Options” and go to the “Advanced” tab.

4> Under the Section “Power buttons”, from the drop-down menu, choose “Do nothing” for the option which allows you to choose your preferred action on closing the lid of your portable computer.

Note: Hibernate and Stand by are the optional actions available within the drop-down menu.

5> Click on “OK” button.

Now you can successfully prevent laptop from sleeping / turning off when you close the lid and this post also gives you more on how to prevent a laptop from going into hibernate mode.

Disable Windows Vista – XP From Prompting For Password On Wake Up From Sleep/Standby Mode

Simple Procedure To Disable Windows Vista And XP From Prompting For Password On Wake Up From Sleep/Standby Mode

Whenever you put your desktop computer into a sleep (standby incase of Windows XP) or hibernation mode, you must have noticed that the system gets locked up at the log on screen prompting you to input user password for unlocking the system and entering the desktop.

The same thing happens when you close the lid of your laptop, unless you have specifically disabled sleep mode on lid closing. Locking up of PC after going to sleep/ standby/ hibernation mode is an ideal security measure as signed in user is away from the machine and a prompt for password to unlock ensures data protection from strangers and hackers.

However, sometimes this creates genuine problems for legitimate usage. Incase of a standalone home PC, the user finds it quite annoying to re-enter password again and again. Also, in a company in which no sensitive data is been handled, another user will unnecessarily have to risk break the logged in session of an existing user in order to log on to the locked PC.

Nevertheless, you can now make some settings in your Windows system to disable it from asking user password whenever it resumes from sleep/ standby/ hibernation mode.

Follow these steps if you are a Windows Vista user.

Follow these steps if you are a Windows XP user.

Once you make these settings, Windows will no longer prompt for password after it resumes from sleep/ standby/ hibernation mode.

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How To Verify If There Is Any Problem With My Monitor / Repair A Monitor Which Is Not Working

This post is part of the series Boot-up Troubleshooter.

When you are having boot up problems, the easiest one to troubleshoot is the monitor.

First check if the monitor’s power lights are glowing. If it isn’t then may be it isn’t getting any power. Check power cables and sockets to make sure all the plugs and cables are working fine. If you have one of the new monitors, then you’ll have some flashy message of some sort shown up on the screen which indicates to you that something is not fine with your monitor.

Sometimes it is very obvious, but then I’d like to still point it out, check the ‘brightness’ setting and make sure it’s not turned down inadvertently.

One of the other common cause can be because of the Windows application, Advanced Power Management (APM). Using APM users can set time out for different components of the system to go to standby mode. This is very useful to save power. When APM is used to set time out for monitors, a slightest movement of the mouse will bring the monitor back to life, if it’s gone to the standby mode. You should make sure if this is working fine and is not the cause of the problem.

To check that APM is not enabled by default on your PC,

> right-click the Desktop, click Properties,

> Screensavers –> Settings.

From here you can alter the APM setting to your choice or turn it off completely. Advanced Power Management is a Windows application that can cause a monitor to appear to be ‘dead’ Always check this possibility first.

Well if everything seems to be right and still the monitor doesn’t show up, then try replacing the monitor to with a working set, this acts as the last line of defence. This will let you know if the monitor is faulty and if it is, then you should think about a replacement.

Monitors are dangerous and lethal in terms of high voltages they carry. You should try and look inside only if you have enough experience. If not apart from risking your monitor, you may be risking your life as well !!