If you can access the computer again, open the Control Panel, double click on the "Display" icon, then click on the "Screen Saver" tab, then click on the "Power" button. Once that opens, set ALL options to "Never" by using the drop down menu. In the "Advanced" tab, use the drop down arrow to select "shut down" in the "When I press the power button" option. On the "Hibernation" tab, UNCHECK the box.
Next, just to make sure the computer isn't having conflicts to slow the computer down, please follow the instructions in the links below. Clean things up a little. It may take a while to finish all the procedures but it should help:
For Windows 2000/XP, ignore the first couple of sentences about checking "resources" and the "Performance" tab in the link below but follow the rest of the procedures including the "Services" links at the bottom.
How To Shut Down Unnecessary Start Up Programs
Because the links for the "Services" are no longer functioning in the link above, use this one:
Services Guide For Windows XP
Next, clean out the junk files:
How To Clean Unwanted Files From The Hard Drive
If you're using Service Pack 2 on Windows XP, tidy up a little with these instructions:
Cleanup After SP2 Installation
After following all the procedures above, run Error Checking/Chkdsk and Defrag to optimize the hard drive:
How To Run 'Error Checking/Chkdsk' On Win2000/XP
Hope this helps.
I contacted Compaq directly about this issue and because my warranty just expired they would not help me at all unless I renewed my warranty! So I hope someone here can help. Is there a simple way to get your computer out of sleep mode. I have **** down and the computer and rebooted and it makes a beeping noise and the monitor goes to sleep and than the key board will not work! I tried unplugging the computer for a few days and then restarting it again and attaching all the connections and it worked fine...till I was not using it for an hour or so and when I came back to get on again it was asleep again! We think it was something the kids did while they were playing on it...so it cannot be major. But I really hope someone out there can give us some things to try! I read another post similiar to this...this is Windows XP.