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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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Posted on Nov 20, 2008

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