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Just bought a alienware area 51 & turned it on for the first time and it goes to hibernating/sleep mode in few seconds as it spools up. please, help

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Return it to Alienware for a replacement or refund.

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Welcome to FixYa, the world's largest product support community.

Generally all Windows OS has an option for sleep & hibernate.

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By letting your computer idle for a period of time, i.e. not moving the mouse/touchpad, or not pressing any keys except when playing a video, the screen or desktop monitor will go dark. You can resume the computer by moving the mouse/touchpad or by pressing any key on the keyboard.
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Fig. 1. Windows VISTA Start Menu. To put Windows VISTA to Sleep or Hibernate, click the small arrow head right next the Lock icon then click Sleep or Hibernate.

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