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Windows 7: Help needed;odd issue

20 Aug 2011   #1
KetMaliss

 
 
Help needed;odd issue

For starters I've got a Digital Storm 3.4 Gig OC to 4.5, 8 GB Ram, Dual Nvidia 570, 120 GB SSD, 1 TB HDD. I've had the computer 2 days, and have had no issues up until last night.

Last night I put my new computer in sleep mode for the first time. This morning, approximately 9 hours later I tried to wake it up. Moving the mouse did nothing, nor did tapping the keyboard. I hit the restart button on the rig, which worked fine, only now neither of my monitors wants to display. I've shut down and restarted several times now, checked all connections - everything is fine and the computer was running perfectly until this incident, I just cannot seem to get a display suddenly.

I have since hooked my old comp back up with no trouble; it is definitely not a monitor issue. I've hooked the new comp up to a new monitor, previously unused on this comp before, same results. Starts up fine; no visuals at all.

It has been suggested that SSDs do not like going to sleep, which I had no foreknowledge of and will certainly not make the mistake again if this is true, but in the meantime...my computer seems little more than a paperweight.

No matter how many monitors I hook up to it, it refuses to show anything. I have checked all components; everything is in proper position and seated correctly. Last night, no problems. Today? It will not display a thing on 3 different monitors, no matter how often I attempt to restart the computer.

Tell me there is a fix for this, and I'm just incredibly blind and missing it.


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20 Aug 2011   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Can you do a System Restore to a time prior to when these problems started?

Have you investigated the BIOS regarding any settings that pertain to sleep mode??
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20 Aug 2011   #3
KetMaliss

 
 

Honestly I have no idea how to any of that dark, but I did some further Googling and decided to try unplugging everything, pressing and holding the power, then leaving it that way for a time. Apparently it's an issue with going to sleep and not coming out of it using the hardware button on the rig itself.

Amazingly enough, this worked for me. Plugged everything else back in and after a few moments everything appeared as normal.

Solution for future? Don't use the bloody sleep function.
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20 Aug 2011   #4
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

I agree. I was having similiar problems with my laptop. I removed the sleep and everything is fine.
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