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Already read topics pertaining to sleep mode, BUT....

by BridgetW / January 23, 2008 2:02 AM PST

My problem is intermittant. My computer is brand new and I've probably only turned it on and off 25 times. Most of the time the sleep mode works fine, but one time when I woke it up it said my system crashed. Then last night I noticed it was sleeping like it was supposed to (flashing light on my computer), but by this morning the light was off, so I started the computer and it said that Windows didn't shut down properly. It's easier when the same thing happens over and over again, but as I said, this is an intermittant problem. So....part of my question is this: is it OK to just totally shut if off daily instead of putting it to sleep? According to Microsofts Vista documentation, you should only shut if off completely when installing new hardware or if you'll be away from your computer for a couple of days. Please advise! Thanks! OH, by the way, my version is the Premium Home Edition.

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Just what I've found.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 23, 2008 2:09 AM PST

I found that if I exit applications that this feature is much more stable. That is, if I leave Firefox open with 20 tabs then it is more likely to fail. A lesson is here. What is it?

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Lots Of Opinions But Mine.. Shut It Off When...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / January 23, 2008 2:15 AM PST

...you're not going to be using it.. For most home users, certainly turn it off at night when you go to bed. It doesn't suck up dust during the times it's off and heat damage is reduced. I also see no reason to use more power than necessary.

Because of the problems with "sleep" and "standby" modes, we don't use such on our office or home machines.. We allow the monitor to turn off after a set period of time but the hard drive stays running throughout the day till we turn it off at quitting time.

For most home users, if you've going to be leaving the house for half a day, turn it off..

As to other opinions, read about 500 of them in the link below:

CNET Computer Off or On Link
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7586-0.html?forumID=68&threadID=19769&messageID=211343


Hope this helps.

Grif

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