This is a link I was referred by another OT here Read it and even did what it said to do. Problem is it sounds a bit confusing. I'm not sure whether to use the "hibernate" function or "sleep" function. In my control panel >> power options menu, I have selected 5 mins for my "turn off the display" pull down and never for "put the computer to sleep". Not sure if that was the right thing to do. Under the system settings, When I press the power button, when I press the sleep button(no idea where mine is), when I close the lid pull down is all set to sleep. Okay so this is what I want my laptop to do. I basically want it to never shut down unless I do it manually. I have a game running on my laptop, and I basically want my "character" to stay in game the entire time, without worrying about the game shutting down because my laptop shutdown. I'm just having trouble trying to configure the settings on my laptop to work like my desktop, where it never hibernates or goes on standby. I would really appreciate any type of help I can get!