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Non-sleeping computer For about three days now,every time I close the lid my comuter does not go into sleep mode.Instead,it acts as if it were alsleep,but all of the lights and fan continue to stay on.When I open the lid and hit a key,evreything pops up as nomal,as if it was asleep.Now,if I actually go to the start menu,and tell it to sleep,the same thing happens. Every time my computer doe this,my sleep light starts to flash.

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Internal issue not good to use sleep mode anyways on labtop ok shut it down over heat it like that on all night long ok do windows update and run ccleaner

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