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Power Saving Mode

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by deere55, Aug 23, 2011.

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  1. deere55

    deere55 Thread Starter

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    After my computer sits for a while the moniter enters power save mode like it should but it won't come out of it unless I force restart my computer. I can't even press the power button once and wait for it to shut down properly, because it never will. I have to hold the button until it forcibly shuts down.

    Then, after I start it back up and sign in to my profile, the screen goes black and it takes 1-2 minutes for the desktop
    to load.

    I've tried searching on the internet and I've come up with "It's either the monitor or the graphics card, or possibly the cable connecting the 2." Well my moniter tests out fine. I bought a new cable. I bought a 250 dollar amd 6950. It worked fine all day yesterday, but this morning it was stuck in power save mode and did the same song and dance all over again. Can anyone guess as to what's up? (I hope it's not hard drive
    related because I'm on my 3rd one for this computer as it is)

    Its a dell XPS 420 with windows 7
     
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