black screen when resuming from sleep

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  1. kxk56

    kxk56 New Member

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    I have Win 7 (64bit) Home Premium. I have been experiencing black screens after resuming from sleep or hibernate. The system doesn't seem to hang, only refuses to display anything. I need to push the restart button for few seconds to shut off the PC. When started everything works fine. Please advise..

    Processor: AMD Athlon II X2 245
    RAM: 2GB
    On board video
     
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  2. Bluesjam

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    This is the only problem I'm having with 7. Everything else works great. I just set the power settings to never go to sleep.
     
  3. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    Does the light on the monitor show no signal? Have you tried recycling the power switch on the monitor? How old in your monitor?

    There may be a setting for your video card or monitor regarding power settings, I will check around.

    You guys both need to update your computer specs.
     
  4. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    Try going to Control Panel > Power Options, choose the Advanced settings and take a look at the options available.
     
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    kxk56 New Member

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    Yes, monitor shows signal. I haven't try power switch.. I'll try. The monitor is pretty new, Acer P_223W.
     
  6. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    I have the same monitor.

    Did you install the update for it from Windows Update?
     
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    kxk56 New Member

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    Yes, I think I did install monitor driver via Windows update
     
  8. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    Could you please include the specs on your motherboard so we can identify the onboard video.
     
  9. Bluesjam

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    I think I have all of my specs listed now.
     
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    Thanks, I got the G33/G31 updated.
     
  12. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    Did that solve the problem completely?
     
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    I have motherboard Gigabyte MA785GM-US2H. I installed VGA driver and now resuming from standby works fine. Thanks, guys.
     
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    Glad to hear you got it!!
     
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    Am having the same problem - I can wake it by pressing Ctl-Alt-Del - the screens wakes up and I cancel the Task Manager. If I hit the power button the machine turns off. The other keys are active but do nothing. C-A-D works everytime. No password on wakeup. ALL power settings are at "Never". It's not supposed to sleep at all! I have a 2 yr old Toshiba Laptop Qosmio AV-412 with 500GB HD, W7 Ver 6.1 Build 7600, just found MSINFO is not a recognized command -
    Also - have a complaint about W7 - when expanding/collapsing folders it pops the cursor back to where I was previouslt instaed of keeping me near the folder I was working. Very irritating.
     

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