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By default, Windows 7 is configured to go in sleep mode whenever you close the lid on your laptop. While this is generally preferred by most users to preserve the laptop's battery life, it might be useful to disable this process. Many laptops provide the ability to connect an external display. In this case, closing the lid would also prevent any signal going to the external display. If you would like to stop Windows from shutting off your monitor when you close the lid, access the Windows Power Options component and disable this feature. So try this, take a look at this KB. http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;977307&sd=rss&spid=14481
By default, all laptops either go on standby or turn off to save
precious battery, but you can override these rules from the Power
Options (XP) in your control panel (Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > Power Options) and click on Advanced Tab and override the settings according to your preference.
prefer "Do nothing" while closing the lid. Although this is real
simple, few of us might not know it. I
How to Stop Laptop/Notebook Goes To Sleep or Hibernation when Closing Lid in Windows Vista
Log on to your computer as an administrator. Click on Start, go to Control Panel -> System and Maintenance -> Power Options.
Click on Change plan settings for the currently active plan.
Click on Change advanced power settings link.
In the "Power Options" dialog box's "Advanced Settings" tab for the active power plan, expand Power buttons and lid.
Expand Lid close action.
Change the value to Do nothing for "Lid close action" by selecting a new option from drop down menu for both On battery and Plugged in.
Based on own preference, it's possible to set other action from the
menu too. Available for selection is Do nothing, Sleep, Hibernate and
You should check to see if there is a setting time where the computer installs updates, because the computer may be updating at a certain time and then restarts to finish the update. Check the setting to you might also have the computer restart every so often. hope that this helps.
Most laptops go into standby mode when the lid is closed. To stop this, (Windows XP) click Start, Control Panel, Performance and Maintenance, Power Options, then click on the Advanced tab, select "Do nothing" in the drop-down for "When I close the lid of my portable computer"
open display properties (windows xp), select power options (I believe within the appearance, or screensaver tab)
power scheme settings
- change settings for when you close the lid of your laptop.. set it to "do nothing"