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Today something not exactly related with software development. My brand-new Acer laptop suddenly started to refuse to go to sleep mode. When I've pressed the sleep button it just've switched the screen off but hard-drive and fan countinued to operate. I could move the mouse or press any key to switch the screen. After that I've just seen "Loking your computer" message and then a wellcome sreen of Vista. After many minutes of googling I've found nothing more than to check devices allowed to wake the computer up and check for planned tasks. This was not my case. Finally I've discovered that the computer perfectly falls asleep when not plugged in. And this was the key for resolving the issue.
Go to Control pannel | Power management | Sleep mode settings | Change advanced settings (not sure of exact wording, I have Czech Windows). In a tree structure locate Multimedia setting | W ...
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