|I've continued experimenting since my first post. The issue seemingly centers around the computer's "sleep" mode. It seems the computer has a problem waking up again. In an effort to determine if it was the sleep mode at issue, I manually put the computer into sleep mode. The num-lock light on my keyboard went dark, the monitor went dead and the light on the tower turned orange.|
Of note, when noting the original problem...the light remained its customary blue.
Anyway, having manually put the computer in sleep mode...I attempted to wake it up via the usual methods. Keyboard. Mouse. I even tried pressing the power button briefly as one of the on-line help boards said I should in order to wake a computer from sleep.
In response to the first key-stroke, the tower's light turned blue as though it was activating but the keyboard and monitor both remained dead.
Anyone have theories as to why my sleep mode is causing such a problem?