SP2 is a performance, security, and operating system fix - it's essential to have in order to protect yourself from vulnerabilities on the web. Without it, you'll have unpatched holes on your system that the bad guys can get it through. Also, as I recall, Microsft will stop offering patches for the SP1 and SP1a versions in the very near future!
To uninstall it, go to Start...Control Panel...Add and Remove Programs. Scroll down until you find SP2 - then click to uninstall it. Once that's done, reboot and immediately visit Windows Update. Find the SP2 download and install it on your system. Then, there'll be about 50 other updates that you'll need to download also.
This is the recommended procedure from Microsoft for removing/repairing Internet Explorer. This will fix any problems with your current Internet Explorer installation - but does not guarantee that there's not something else that's causing this.
To repair the sleep mode, the most common thing to do is to uninstall your video drivers and devices (through Device Manager - not physically taking them out). Don't forget to download the latest drivers for your device and put them on the desktop for easy access later on.
Then reboot. When Windows wants to use the Found New Hardware wizard - cancel out of it. Then double click on the downloaded drivers and let them install normally (you may have to reboot afterwards).
This fixes most problems with sleeping - but, as with the other solution, there are many different things that can cause this. For example, the system that I'm typing on right now won't "sleep" - and if I reinstall the drivers, it'll sleep for a short while. Then it'll revert back to not sleeping. This is (I'm sure) a problem with another program that I'm using - but I haven't had the time to isolate which program it is. If you experience similar problems, then I'll move it up on my list so that we can help each other out!
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