"js2k6" <js2k6@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>I have an Aspire 5720-6683 notebook with Windows Vista Home Premium. I
> seem to get it into Sleep mode. Whenever I try doing this, I just get a
> screen where I have to click my user name and enter my password to get
> in, i.e. neither the screen nor the hard drive have turned off. Is there
> something obvious I'm missing? This happens regardless of whether I choose
> Sleep from the Start Menu, close the lid, or just leave the computer alone
> for 30 minutes like it was set in the Acer ePower Management settings. Any
> I have the newest drivers for my video chip, the integrated Intel X3100.
> also enabled hibernation mode by using powercfg -h on from the command
> prompt, but hybrid sleep still doesn't seem to work.
It sounds like you have 'Away mode' enabled.
Have a look in Control Panel -> System and Maintenance -> Power Options ->
Change when the computer sleeps -> Change advanced power settings ->
Multimedia settings. From here you can allow the computer to sleep, not
sleep, or not idle to sleep.
Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User. http://www.dasmirnov.net/blog/ http://www.windowsresource.net/
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