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new screen saver error & sleepy computer


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#1 edwardfoss

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 03:04 PM

I have a windows 7 i5 pc w/ nvidia geforce 9600 GT card. As far as my computer tells me, everything is updated for the most recent version. PROBLEM: As of last week, my computer has been going to sleep and won't wake up after an extended duration of non-usage...sometimes as little as 20 minutes. As far as I can tell, the issue is not entriely consistent. Sometimes it goes to sleep and won't recover and other times it will. I haven't found the pattern yet. Upon moving the mouse the monitor displays "power saving mode" and then nothing. Turning the monitor on & off or moving/clicking the mouse or trying to activate task manager are all met with silence. I have to reset or turn off the computer in order to continue my work, which, of course, has been lost. However, doing so does bring the computer back to the living.

Coincidence? This issue seems to have occurred around the same time as my imagebooster update for my LG lcd monitor. I now also get a message that my longstanding screen saver "ribbons" "can't be run because it requires a newer video card or one that's compatible with Direct3D". Could be a coincidence, but I don't remember making any other changes to the computer recently.

My power saver options are all set to never go to sleep, etc... I don't know what else to do.

Advice would be greatly appreciated!

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#2 edwardfoss

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 03:15 PM

By the Way, I just installed itunes about the same time. Probably not important, but full disclosure.




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