How to get COPMUTER out of SLEEP MODE?

@Loen210 (1533)
United States
February 8, 2008 9:42pm CST
My computer often goes into sleep mode. This happens so often. It is a Windows XP. Especially if I am away from my computer for more than an hour, it goes into sleep mode, so the screen is all black. Sometimes when I return, it is fine, and turns onto the main screen. But other times, it stays black, but all power is still on. Then, when I punch any numbers or move mouse, nothng happens. So I try pushing the Menu or Auto Select buttons. All that happens is, the text: Computer Going to Sleep Mode, appears, and it goes all black again. So, the only way I can figure out get the compute back on, is to do the emergency shut down. I know this isn't good for our computers, and hate to do it. Plus, then I have to wait so long for it to reboot. Can anybody tell me how to wake the computer up when it goes into sleeping mode? Would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
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@sconibear (7997)
• United States
9 Feb 08
i thought maybe it was your screen saver settings, but if it says it's in sleep mode that's something else. go to this web site: "the elder geek" register and post your question. they've got just what the name says, lots of very skilled computer "geeks" that will answer your Question pretty quickly. they've got me out of a couple of jams. good luck
@Loen210 (1533)
• United States
9 Feb 08
Thanks for the website. Thanksfully somebody found the answer for me. But I will try to remember about the website you gave to me. I am not too educated in the "computer" field. ;o)
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@Loen210 (1533)
• United States
9 Feb 08
How to get COMPUTER out of SLEEP MODE. Sorry, I just wanted to fix my typo on the title of subject. Wow, thanks to you guys who responded, even if it was not posted correctly. I can't figure out how to fix any flaws like this in postings.