Hi there and welcome
Hi there Al and welcome
This does not appear to be the sleep function as thats for something else.
What happens when you click start, shutdown and shut it down this way?
Click Start, All Programs, Accessories, right click on Command Prompt and select Run As Administrator.
A black window will open.
Type in it
press enter and when it has completed, type in
It will give a message "the type of the file system is NTFS cannot lock current drive.
chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts y/n" Say Y, press enter and restart the computer.
Please note, while this normally only takes 10 minutes to run, it can take at times number of hours if windows encounters many issues. If this is occurring it is critical to let this complete as it means you have corruption on the hard drive that it needs to fix. Even if it looks like the scan is not progressing, it is, please just let it run to completion. Windows will then start when it has.
Then test and tell me please if you still have the problem
ok, I still want you please to do the initial instructions I gave as this rules out a host of issues that can cause this, and we can take it from there.