A power-management state that uses the lowest amount of power while leaving the computer turned on. Programs or documents that are open remain open while the computer is in the sleep/standby state. When you return and wake the computer, you can pick up where you left off.
After moving the mouse or pressing a key on the keyboard, we expect a computer to wake up within 30 seconds.
If you are not presented with a login screen, you can perform these steps:
- Check that your monitor is turned on. Typically a monitor will display an amber or green light when it is turned on.
- If you do not see this light, try pressing the power button on the monitor.
- If this does not work, verify the monitor is plugged in to a working electrical outlet.
To wake the computer:
- Click a mouse button. If both the screen and the computer are asleep, moving the mouse might not be enough to wake the computer.
- Your computer might be shutdown and not in sleep/standby mode. Press the power button on your computer. Press the power button once and you should notice your computer begin to start up.
For more information, please view the FAQ, How can I visually tell if my computer is in sleep/standby mode and not shut down?
If you are still having trouble, contact the HelpDesk at x7120.
You can check the power light indicator of your computer to determine what power state it is in.
Sleep/Standby – The power light indicator will blink at a steady, consistent rate.
Shutdown – The power light indicator will not turn on at all.
Turned on – The power light indicator will be on, not blinking.
The power light indicator is typically located on or near the power button of the computer.