hmm well your last post kind of got me, whenever you ever change the power saving features in windows 7, if you tell windows don't turn off my hdd, monitor or pc it will be fullied powered up.
The only thing I can recommend is do it like me change the features for now like I mentioned when your not at home or work, shut the lid the down and it will be still be active.
The screen saver will turn on but when you touch the screen, keyboard or in your case touch pad it will go back to windows immediatley.
Mak, might know something of what you want to do, but thats is good as it will get for now.
If your outside working on your laptop and need to have it on sleep mode to save power that would be good remember lappys batteries don't survive forever without a cord and socket....