Quote: Originally Posted by Injust
Sleep mode is NOT activated at a certain time.
It is activated when you prompt it to, by clicking the sleep button, or leaving it idle.
IDLE means no MOUSE or KEYBOARD input, but not that the programs are still running. Windows cannot determine what programs that are running mean that it is not idle.
Thanks for the reply. Your statement "IDLE means no MOUSE or KEYBOARD input" may be true (as defined by Microsoft).
However, "Idle" should mean "the processor is not executing any instructions and therefore not performing any work - it is thus in a 'wait-state'". This was/is true in the mainframe world but apparently not true in the PC world.
This is all very unfortunate since I cannot use the "sleep mode" feature at all if I want my PC to perform useful tasks while I'm "away" doing other activities. If this is true, it is ridiculous and outrageous.
I'm assuming this problem can be "worked-around" by using some sort of scripting to disable/enable sleep mode while in the interim running one or more programs.
Any comments or suggestions are welcome.