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I can not start laptop because it stays in sleep mode.

I click on the power button and find the laptop is in sleep mode. I don't know how to get rid of this condition.

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  • dfinecy Nov 20, 2008

    This is an xp machine.

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    Lee Hodgson May 11, 2010

    is this a vista or xp machine please?

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Kind of stupid to tell someone to go to control panel when he can't even get out of sleep mode first isn't it?

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Do A "Cold" Boot...
Remove The Battery For 30 minutes, And Leave It Unplugged..

With No Battery in and No Charger Cord Plugged In Now, Press and Hold the Power Button Down For 30 Seconds.....

After 30 minutes, Replace Battery and AC Adapter and Attemt to power on "hopefully not in sleep mode"

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Ok, go into the "control panel" and select "power options" click the "power schemes" tab and set monitor, hard drives and system standby to "never" then click apply and ok computer will never go to sleep again
hope this helps 
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Acer one with windows 7 ultimate fall into sleep mode


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This solution is for Windows Vista, if you are using some other Operating system please let me know about it.
Option 1:
1) Go to start and type in the search box Power Options hit the enter button
2) On the Left side there is a panel Click Change when the computer sleeps
3) Click the drop-down box which says Put the computer to sleep and select Never
4) Click Save changes

Option 2 :
Try
Following solution is for vista, incase you are using some other operating system please let me know.
Look at the following pictures, there is a small arrow on the right, click the same arrow from your Start menu and select Shutdown button as shown in the picture below.

Following picture is of sleep mode.1901d1197152393-power-button-sleep_hibernate.jpg


Following picture is of shutdown mode 1900d1197152386-power-button-shutdown.jpg


Incase you have classic vista menu, please do the following.
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For further reading please go through the following link.
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http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/68146-power-button.html


This solution is absolutely free.
Please rate. If not resolved, please post a comment and let me know, so that I can research and provide you with a better solution. Thanks :)

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