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#1 kansasblonde

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 06:18 PM

Hi there,
I'm about to scream & pull my blonde hair out by the brown roots! I have a Compaq computer and just purchased a 22" flat screen monitor. Ever since I installed it, when the computer goes into 'hibernation', I cannot wake it up. I move the mouse. Nothing. I hit keys on the keyboard. Nothing. One time, my monitor showed for a split second "No Signal"...but that was only one time. I try hitting alt/control/delete ...nothing happens. I end up reaching over and shutting my computer off. I have no idea what to do next....what the problem is...nadda. All I know is that I'm very frustrated at this point. :flowers:
Any help & suggestions are greatly appreciated. :thumbsup:
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Posted 02 June 2007 - 07:09 PM

Hmm, if I had to guess, the resolution that is set on your computer for the old monitor is too high for the new one. The flat screens come with a native resolution and the display setting is probably too high. So, to play it safe, boot up your computer in safe mode (press F8 key repeatedly until you come to the boot-up options screen) and change your resolution setting there. You should be able to determine the max resolution allowable by the new monitor.

Also, update to the latest drivers for the monitor.
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Posted 02 June 2007 - 08:06 PM

It's a cause for debate, but I've been told Hibernation was really for laptops. It has been known to cause some problems on desktops. Take it for what it's worth
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Posted 02 June 2007 - 08:16 PM

Also, update to the latest drivers for the monitor.


Yes, I agree -

you should make sure you are running the current drivers for both the monitor and the video card.

If I'm reading your problem correctly, hibernation worked properly before you got the new monitor.

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 08:21 PM

Mark...hibernation has nothing to do with laptops, it's just another part of the OS.

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 10:59 PM

Try pressing the power button? Sometimes I accidentally press the sleep button on the keyboard, then the screen goes like "Preparing for hibernation" I was like huh? hih? hoh? O.o

But to turn it on, I push the power button again, once only, and do not hold it for long. If you hold it, I think it'll power off the system. But, sometimes, even when I push the power button, it won't turn back on... :thumbsup:
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Posted 03 June 2007 - 10:43 AM

I've never even tried to wake from hibernation by a mouse movement or a key press. That's reserved for Standby where there's still some power to the system (Hibernation actually shuts the system off). I simply push the Power button when I want to resume from Hibernation.

I'd suggest a trip into your BIOS to see if there's options there to wake the system from Sleep/Suspend/Power State by using the mouse or keyboard.
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Posted 03 June 2007 - 10:57 AM

Mark...hibernation has nothing to do with laptops, it's just another part of the OS.

Like I said "take it for what it's worth". I'd link to several that disagree, but I don't use it and really don't care and don't want to debate the issue
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Posted 03 June 2007 - 05:46 PM

You may have some hang-ups when waking up. My computer starts from hibernation fine, but it actually takes ten minutes to shut down due to what I would assume is a registry error. I think you might have the same problem with your hibernation. My solution, just once see if the think will start from hibernation if you give it an hour or so.
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Posted 04 June 2007 - 03:56 PM

Most errors with Standby and Hibernation are fixed by updating the video drivers to the latest WHQL certified version available from the video chipset manufacturer.
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Posted 06 June 2007 - 12:39 PM

Try pressing the power button? Sometimes I accidentally press the sleep button on the keyboard, then the screen goes like "Preparing for hibernation" I was like huh? hih? hoh? O.o

But to turn it on, I push the power button again, once only, and do not hold it for long. If you hold it, I think it'll power off the system. But, sometimes, even when I push the power button, it won't turn back on... :thumbsup:



That's the thing. I have to reach over and manually shut it off, as it won't respond to keyboard or mouse activity. Actually, instead of hibernation, I think it is 'standby' that it won't wake up from :flowers:
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Posted 06 June 2007 - 12:40 PM

I've never even tried to wake from hibernation by a mouse movement or a key press. That's reserved for Standby where there's still some power to the system (Hibernation actually shuts the system off). I simply push the Power button when I want to resume from Hibernation.

I'd suggest a trip into your BIOS to see if there's options there to wake the system from Sleep/Suspend/Power State by using the mouse or keyboard.



yeah, I goofed. It is standby that it doesn't 'wake up'. sorry for my blunder :thumbsup:

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 12:45 PM

Hmm, if I had to guess, the resolution that is set on your computer for the old monitor is too high for the new one. The flat screens come with a native resolution and the display setting is probably too high. So, to play it safe, boot up your computer in safe mode (press F8 key repeatedly until you come to the boot-up options screen) and change your resolution setting there. You should be able to determine the max resolution allowable by the new monitor.

Also, update to the latest drivers for the monitor.



When I installed the new monitor, the instructions said it had to be very high numbers on resolution (I know, I'm not using the right wording here :thumbsup: When I went to control panel, display setting, etc. I put in the resolution suggested in the instructions. When I look at that setting area, I see that it is on the highest possible for the computer. I'm irritated, as I hate spending that money for a big monitor and not being able to use it. When I start up my computer, it's fine and works just dandy. When I get done with what I'm doing, my fish screensaver comes on and runs. The next thing I know, I come back later and the screen is black. I try moving the mouse or hitting keys and nothing happens. That's when I have to push the button and turn it off :flowers:
As far as drivers, how do I make sure they are up to date? I am pretty much computer illiterate, so thank you all SO MUCH for bearing with me here.
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Posted 06 June 2007 - 02:04 PM

When I installed the new monitor, the instructions said it had to be very high numbers on resolution (I know, I'm not using the right wording here :thumbsup: When I went to control panel, display setting, etc. I put in the resolution suggested in the instructions. When I look at that setting area, I see that it is on the highest possible for the computer. I'm irritated, as I hate spending that money for a big monitor and not being able to use it. When I start up my computer, it's fine and works just dandy. When I get done with what I'm doing, my fish screensaver comes on and runs. The next thing I know, I come back later and the screen is black. I try moving the mouse or hitting keys and nothing happens. That's when I have to push the button and turn it off :flowers:
As far as drivers, how do I make sure they are up to date? I am pretty much computer illiterate, so thank you all SO MUCH for bearing with me here.
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That's the recommended resolution, you can use less, I do. By the way, what is the make of the monitor?
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Posted 08 June 2007 - 06:07 AM

Visit the website of the monitor manufacturer and the manufacturer of the chipset of your video card (usually Intel, nVidia, ATI, or SiS). Locate the downloads or support section. After browsing around for a while, you'll be able to locate drivers for both of these devices. Download and install them, then test to see if this has fixed the issue. Please let us know the results of your testing.

EDIT: Let us know the exact make and model of your Monitor, and the exact make and model of your video card and we can point you to the correct drivers. If you don't know about the video card, let us know the exact make and model of your computer.

Edited by usasma, 08 June 2007 - 06:08 AM.

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