Vista’s retarded "Sleep" problem

Description of the problem:
I have a new Dell Dimension E521, AMD 64 X2, 2G memory, 250 G harddrive, with Vista Home Premium. After using the sleep command on the start menu, the computer and monitor will enter sleep mode for only about 15 seconds and then rousing itsefl to reemerge to full wakefulness. In the interest of power conservation, how can I put the system to sleep until needed? Any tricks with the advance power control options? Thanks in advance. Bill I found the fix here: … ID=2440209 “The problem was my internet connection kept waking up the computer. I now can put the computer into sleep mode. Try the following: Go to Device Manager and select Network Adapters and expand. For me I only have a Broadcom 440X 10/100 Integrated Controller. Double click to get to the Controller Properties menu. First go to Power Management and select “Allow computer to turn off this device to save power.” I tried this alone at first and the computer would still awaken. I then found under the Advanced menu the “Wake up capabilities” setting and selected “None.” Now when I put the computer to sleep the “PC link” led goes off on the cable modem and the computer stays asleep until I choose to awaken it. See if this works for you. Bill”]]>

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