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hi all i am trying to set a timer to make a p.c go to sleep mode after 40 mins

i have looked at some stuff already but cant find anything to make it sleep

"shutdown -s -t 20000"

-s for shutdown
-r for restart
-t for time

what about sleep?

i would like to put the p.c to sleep after 40 mins even if the mouse moves. (mouse is very high DPI and moves when the traffic out side goes by i live by a busy street) :S

if there is a way of doing it can i make a shortcut and make the command run when the shortcut is opened .cant remember how i did it last time.

i run windows 7
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by:naomelixes
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This command:

rundll32 powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState

makes the computer go to sleep. Just make a .cmd file with this command in it, and schedule it to run whenever. :)
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by:dmitry_n
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Disable mouse as wake-up event.
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by:Sikhumbuzo Ntsada
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I tried the following it worked on my win 7:

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/165412-sleep-shortcut.html

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by:helpchrisplz
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rundll32 powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState

ok how can i set a timer? so it waits 40 mins
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by:Lionel MM
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What version of Windows do you have--if Windows 7 ignore this--has compatibility issues
Check out this link
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=9d467a69-57ff-4ae7-96ee-b18c4790cffd&DisplayLang=en

One of the tools is called sleep.exe which can be run with a time parameter
sleep n where n is seconds so for 40 minutes its 40 * 60 or 2400
sleep 2400

test it by doing sleep 1 (1 second)

If you have Windows 7 you can create a batch file like this

C:\Windows\System32\Choice /c:yn /t:2400 /d:y
rem      rundll32 powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState

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sorry--for windows 7
C:\Windows\System32\Choice /c:yn /t:2400 /d:y
rundll32 powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState
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by:helpchrisplz
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yes thank you that is great but its going to hibernate with rundll32 powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState

is there no way to trigger sleep mode?

hibernate is great but sleep is quicker to restore from.
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by:Lionel MM
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What version of Windows do you have?
Have you setup the Power Options (Control Panel) for Sleep mode instead of hibernation? This command does what the settings are in the power options!
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you might want to download WinOff. it is free.
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thank you i decided to go with WinOff it does everything i need and more
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