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Windows 7: Screen black after sleep wakeup

15 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7
Screen black after sleep wakeup

Whenever I wake my computer up from sleep, the power ring shows that is turned on, but the screen remains blank. I have to force restart it get it back to the login screen. It's really frustrating. Sometimes, when I try to put it to sleep, it just stays on and the screen goes blank. Any help?


BTW: I have already installed the BIOS drivers and it has made no difference.

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15 Jul 2010   #2
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Try using System Restore to set it back to a point before this problem started happening - IMO that's the easiest and 2nd most successful way of fixing this problem.

Also, update your video, chipset, and storage drivers - just in case.

This is the most successful way of fixing KSOD (Black Screen of Death) issues:
At work we don't mess with these issues - as it can take weeks to solve them (and no one wants to pay me by the hour to troubleshoot their computer for weeks!). We slave the hard drive to another system (to backup the data), then we do a diagnostic (to make sure there's no overt hardware issues), then we wipe the hard drive and clean install Windows.
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15 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit

I remember having this problem with the Windows 7 RC. Set your power button to but the computer on standby. When you get the black screen after waking it, put it back to sleep and wake it again. It always worked for me. It doesn't really "fix" the problem, but at least you can get back to where you were.

PS if you have a laptop, you can set it to go to sleep when the lid is closed instead.

EDIT: make sure to try everything short of formatting the hard drive that usasma said first.
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