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Sleep Button Is Greyed Out


I have window 7 and the sleep mode button isn't even highlighted, can't click at all, its only grey. So i can let my computer sleep. I have window 7 on my computer i want to let my computer go to sleep from my start menu bottom but the sleep mode button isn't even highlighted, can't click at all, its only grey. What can i do to let it highlight so that i can use it.

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