Posted 11 April 2009 - 08:34 AM
In the last few days I have been having an annoying problem. When my computer has been on but idle for a few hours it now takes a very long time to come back from "sleep." Usually, the touch of any key or a nudge of the mouse will change my (Princeton VL-1919 LCD) screen from black to the Windows (XP Home) sign-on screen. But now it stays black for several minutes, then begins flickering at decreasing intervals, each flicker gradually increasing in length, until finally it stays on. From that point, everything is as normal. This morning the entire process took 25 minutes. When the flickers get long enough for an image to be seen it is the awaited sign-on screen, so I sort of suspect the monitor itself rather than the computer or Windows. The monitor is only about 2 years old and exhibits no other flaws.
Does anyone have an idea what this is and what to do about it?