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My laptop will not go to sleep. When I close the lid my laptop keeps on running. It'll run forever if I let it. Then when I open the lid it's a black screen even though it's still running and I have to force my computer off by pressing the power button. Even if I go to ''start'' and put my computer to sleep it will just keep on running.
And no it's not my power settings I have check that.
Any suggestions would be great.
My Gateway laptop with XP stopped going to stand by either plugged in or running on batteries, although it did go to stand by with when I closed the lid. So hardware was not the issue. I used the suggestion on one of the forums and downloaded Glary Utilities, ran it, nothing happened. Installed and ran nCleaner. It removed other stuff which Glary did not, but the same story. Then I rebooted the laptop and it started working fine. So definitely one of the programs or both of them solved the problem, at least for me. Note: I unchecked all extras both of these programs offer during installation.
Posted on Oct 13, 2012
There are 3 parts to standby. Your version of windows must support it. You have the utility enabled and working. The display switch must be operating.
If you have checked the power utility setting and are sure they are right and the utility is installed operating right then your problem is the lid switch.
On some models you can see it under or along the bottom edge of the screen. To check if it is working use something like a tooth pick to depress the switch. The display should at least blink out when fully closed. If you can't find it or get at it you can close the display and try to spot any light coming from the screen. It should be easy to see but if nothing else try a dark room. The display should go dark as the lid closes fully. It will be pretty close to when its down so can be hard to see when.
If the display is working after you close then the switch needs replacement. If it goes dark then I would reinstall the power utility as something may have got corrupted.
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