Sorry, I should've been more specific with the rescue mode. Glad it worked though
I don't think the other HDDs caused the error, unless your BIOS's boot order puts one of the other HDDs first. Just like people accidentally trying to boot through USB devices.
As for sleep mode/hibernation, what kernel are you running? I'm sure there's a better place to start troubleshooting this error, but if you only have one kernel on your system (not a bad thing, btw) and thus haven't tried a newer version, it's possible that it's a kernel/hardware problem.
Before that, however, please try:
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sudo apt-get install powermanagement-interface
sudo pm-suspend (or sudo pm-hibernate)
This should get your computer to sleep via the commandline, so any errors thrown will (hopefully) be displayed.
I don't have any particularly useful insight into the libreoffice dilemma, but when spell/grammar check doesn't work for me it usually starts if I go to Tools > Language > All text > USA (GB, if you prefer). Telling it which language to use for the document seems to kick start it.
I tried the code for sleep mode you posted. The monitor went into standby mode for a few seconds before coming back to life displaying a command prompt message informing me that not all systems were able to go into sleep mode. None of the fans stopped spinning.
Unfortunately I am experiencing several new problems now as well as the sleep/hibernate issue:
audio crackles a little using both video players (it played fine for the first day or two),
I've started using Stella Atari emulator which, on exiting roms, causes the monitor to display the all open apps display (as it does when the cursor is moved to the upper left corner of the screen). (This doesn't not happen every time.) However, when this happens while using Stella I am unable to select any of the apps and have to reset my motherboard to escape it.
The Software manager has stopped working properly. It refuses to download or run any new software. It gets to around 50 % and then does nothing. It doesn't even allow me to cancel the installation. I have to close the program.
I tried the Libreoffice fix you suggested but to no avail. Not having a spellchecker is rather frustrating for a borderline dyslexic. I tried to download Openoffice but got a bunch of files I have no idea what to do with. With Windows programs it's easy to do; there's a single file with .Exe which I click to get underway. Why Linux doesn't do this (that I have noticed) I have no idea.
So, I'm experiencing a lot of bugs. I'm having a worse experience with Linux than I did with Windows.
Oh, I don't really know what a kernel is. A brief search tells me it helps applications run but I don't know if it's hardware or software and certainly couldn't say whether I have one or more.
Thanks in advance for any further help you may be willing to offer. Otherwise I might create a new thread for these further issues, or throw the computer under a train. The latter is a very attractive option right now.