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?
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.