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Old 03-30-2010, 06:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My Gateway laptop computer is only a couple of years old and now I am experiencing a problem as it doesn't want to go into the standby mode. I am running Windows XP on this computer. I have tried turning off all of the programs via CTRL/ALT/DELETE and msconfig. I even disabled the touchpad but the problem continues.

Every week, I clean the computer by running disk cleanup, disk defragmenter, as well as scan my computer for viruses and adware.

Does anyone have any suggestions for me? Thanks.
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It doesn't go to sleep, period? Or do you mean that it doesn't stay in safe mode?
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It doesn't go to sleep, period? Or do you mean that it doesn't stay in safe mode?
It doesn't go into sleep mode. When this happens, I need to hold the power button in order for the computer to shutdown.
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Did you do a registry check, at all? Get malwarebytes for that.

Have you looked at updating your bios? That may be the very problem.
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