monitor goes dark

February 14, 2009 at 15:56:05
Specs: Windows XP
Often in the middle of using the computer, when things are going smoothly, the screen will suddenly go blank, and the green light that indicates the monitor is on, will go from green to amber which indicates sleep mode. However none of the usual methods will wake it up ( pressing any key or shaking the mouse). We have to turn the unit off manually and then often turn it on and off 2 -3 times before the keyboard will also function again so that we can either boot it up with F8 in safe mode, or else the screen will come to life and Windows will just open correctly. What do these symptoms sound like? At first we thought it was the monitor, but just don't know. It has been happening at least 2 times a week. Help!!

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February 16, 2009 at 12:48:01
Did you try another monitor?

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown

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March 4, 2009 at 03:54:02
Sounds like you have a power savings setting kicking in. Hibernate is a setting that doesn't work well on desktop PCs.

Check the settings in both the BIOS (setup) and in Control Panel> Power Options.

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