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Computer doesn't come out of hibernation for more than a few seconds.


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#1 Hoya5

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Posted 29 April 2015 - 04:21 PM

When putting the computer in hibernation or standby, the screen only displays for a few seconds before going blank again. The same thing happens on starting the computer. The Dell symbol and status bar shows, but then the screen goes blank. We used to have to start it 3 times to see the screen after the Dell logo and bar. Now it is up to 8 times. If the computer is shut down for a short time or just restarted from the start menu, we don't have an issue. Once the screen is working, there is no issue whatsoever until we turn the computer off overnight or put it in hibernate or standby.

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Posted 30 April 2015 - 05:57 AM

Ignore the obnoxious graphic at http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/when-power-saving-fails-fixing-windows-7-hibernation-issues/ and take a look at the text comments :).

 

These kinds of situations are often related to graphics driver issues...so I would start by uninstalling the current drivers (via Device Manager), then reinstalling same from either the Drivers CD or the appropriate webpage.

 

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Posted 30 April 2015 - 08:10 AM

The linked article is talking about Windows 7.  Will this apply to XP, which is what I have unfortunately?



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Posted 30 April 2015 - 09:28 AM

Your situation is a general problem...applicable to all versions of Windows from what I read. 

 

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