I have a new Inspiron 1440 laptop that freezes when it goes into hibernation or sleep mode; the only way to "wake it up" is to hold the power button down and then it comes up with an error message that windows did not properly shut down. We have to do "shut down" after every use. Very annoying. Can anyone help?
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I have a similar problem in my ancient Inspiron 1100. I have its power scheme set to "always on" to prevent it from hibernating.