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Dell Studio 1535 Issue. please help!

I got a Dell Studio 1535 for christmas. It was bought secondhand. I've had the usual issues with it (crappy sound, takes forever to "wake up" when opened). But now it won't go into sleep mode when I close it. It used to take about 30seconds for it to go to sleep when closed, but doesn't go into sleep mode at all. Has anyone had this problem before or does anyone know how to fix this? Thanks!
BTW, I'm pretty good with computers and all, but I have no clue whats caused this.

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Since it was used.

And the OS (Windows?) appears to have gone sour why not reload it fresh?

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I don't think it's the OS (Windows Vista 64-bit).

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To me it does.

I've lost count how many times I restore a laptop with the factory media and it just works. Other attempts take far too long and are not as an assured solution.

You can try drivers and more but that's my take on this story.

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I just hate having to restore computers. It's annoying.

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(NT) With a secondhand PC it makes some sense.
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How to improve the poor sound quality....

Uninstall the sound driver(s) via Device Manager, then reboot the system. The system will search for the appropriate drivers and install them upon reboot and it should improve sound quality significantly! Good luck.

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