And have higher repair bills. So when you aren't using it, try the HIBERNATE feature. It boots in 15 seconds for me so that should be a nice option.
I have a Dell Inspiron Laptop, Media version, Win XP with SP2. It won't stay on Standby, just for a few minutes so I would like to have the computer running all the time but with a black screen. When I just leave it turned on, it runs my screensaver for hours. What are the proper settings in order to leave it turned on all the time or is it a bad idea to have it turned on all the time. I have been having to shut it down when finished with whatever I was doing.