laptop wakes from sleep while lid down killing battery thro the ni

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by idiot labobo, May 1, 2007.

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    idiot labobo Guest

    I bought an alienware laptop a month or so ago and it came preloaded with
    vista home basic

    up until a couple of days ago when the lid of the laptop was shut it would
    go to sleep but for some reason this no longer happens. The pc keeps running,
    the fan whirs all night and the battery eventually dies as it thinks the
    laptop is still in use.

    I have no peripherals such as mouse or any usb thingies attached and all
    fixes ive found relate to these kinds of things. None of the network things
    are set up to wake machine from sleep either.

    Im no longer technology savvie so I havent a clue what the finer details of
    this machine are. I went thro device manager and looked for upgraded drivers
    for everything but everything is up to date according to windows.

    No new software has been loaded.

    Anyone got any ideas how i can fix this in wording especially for idiots?
    idiot labobo, May 1, 2007
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    Michael Guest

    If you manualy put it to sleep, does that work or what is result?

    click on start globe
    move cursor to right triangle at bottom right of pop up window
    click on sleep

    Michael, May 1, 2007
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    idiot labobo Guest

    hi - its no different if i manually put it to sleep either. As soon as the
    lid is down it starts up again.
    idiot labobo, May 1, 2007
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    Michael Guest

    But did it go to sleep and stay there with the lid open?

    Michael, May 1, 2007
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    Rick Rogers Guest


    Check for recently installed Windows Updates. One of them may be causing a
    problem for your machine.
    Rick Rogers, May 2, 2007
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