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System will not return after "standby"

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Davka99, Mar 4, 2008.

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  1. Davka99

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    I have a four-year-old Windows XP Professional system. My display adapter is Sapphire Radeon 9200 Atlantis which I use with an Apple Cinema display.

    About a week ago, my system stopped being able to come back after standby mode. I press the enter key, and I hear the fan in the system box and see hard drive lights flashing. But my display remains black (sometimes I get the windows blue), and I have to do a hard reboot. I suspect the problem may have to do with my display adapter. One time, the system did reawaken, and I got an error message saying the display adapter had experienced problems. (Sorry, did not write down the error message.) I tried updating the display adapter driver, but it did not help. I also went to Windows update and made sure I was up to date on all of the pieces of Windows. Any other suggestions?
     
  2. akolagtech

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    Try to remove the drivers and install a fresh one I mean the latest one. It should be a driver issues
     
  3. Davka99

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    I'm worried if I uninstall the driver, I will not be able to see the screen at all. Or will the system load some generic driver?
     
  4. akolagtech

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    no you will be able to see the screen, the only thing is that it will looks different compare to when you have the driver
     
  5. Davka99

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    Thanks for the help so far... but alas, the problem persists. I uninstalled the video drivers, and re installed a fresh copy that I downloaded from the ATI website. No luck. Could this be a display adapter hardware problem? Or could this be a problem in XP? Any ideas will be greatly appreciated.
     
  6. akolagtech

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    It could be hardware issue, if you are using a desktop, I will suggest that you use another video card to see it it works. I dont think it could be xp problem if it, that would be drivers issue but that's not the case now because you already reinstall the driver
     
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    Thanks Akolagtech. I will give it a try.
     
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