Click on the start orb thing (what do we call that round thing on the screen now?) and manually select sleep mode. Does it crash and burn like it does when the lid closes?
My Dell Inspiron 1545 only shuts down when I close it instead of going into sleep mode. I've checked the preference in the Power Options section of the Control Panel to tell it that I want it to sleep on closing, but then it shuts down instead. This causes Windows to shut down incorrectly and closes all open programs. Any ideas why this is happening?
I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium with SP1.