You may not always want to shut down your computer each time you are away from the system, particularly if you plan to be away for just a short time. To conserve energy and reduce wear on your computer and monitor, you can manually select the Standby mode or have your computer automatically go into the Standby mode after a specified amount of time.
Remember to always save your work before leaving the computer. When the computer is in Standby, information in the computer memory is not saved on the hard disk. If there is an interruption in power, information in memory is lost.
To set up automatic Standby power managements options:
Select the power management and standby mode options in the Power Management Properties dialog box by clicking Start, then select Settings, click Control Panel, and double-click Power Management.
To put your computer in Standby mode:
Save and close any open files to prevent data loss in the event of a power outage.
Click Start, then select Shut Down, then Standby.
Press the Sleep button on the optional Multi-function HP Laptop Keyboard or other kinds of Sony Laptop Keyboard. The sleep indicator lights on the multi-function keyboard, the monitor light turns amber, and the monitor screen becomes dark.
To wake your computer from Standby mode:
Move the mouse or press any key on the keyboard.
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Press the Sleep button on the optional multi-function keyboard.
The sleep indicator light on the multi-function keyboard lke Apple Laptop Keyboard turns green, the monitor display brightens, and the monitor indicator light turns green indicating that the computer is awakened from sleep mode.