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Windows 7: Screen goes blank but PC is still running

12 Jun 2018   #1
mmurray1988

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Screen goes blank but PC is still running

Hello

While using the PC, often the screen will go completely black, as if it shut off but I can still hear the PC running through the speakers.

The only way to get it to come back on is after a hard restart.

The hardware listed on my profile is not the same as the problematic PC. If any hardware details are needed on it, let me know.

Thanks


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12 Jun 2018   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

Check the "sleep" setting for your monitor. Set it to (Never) and see what happens.



Jack
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12 Jun 2018   #3
mmurray1988

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Check the "sleep" setting for your monitor. Set it to (Never) and see what happens.



Jack
Will try that.

Thanks
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13 Jun 2018   #4
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

Make sure that you check the power settings in Windows. Make sure that you have removed sleep and hibernate from every option, including when you shut the lid or hit the power button. You don't want anything being able to put the computer into sleep or hibernate mode.

After doing the above, you will be able to manually choose sleep or hibernate; but that's the only time you ever want either sleep or hibernate to happen.
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13 Jun 2018   #5
mmurray1988

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Check the "sleep" setting for your monitor. Set it to (Never) and see what happens.



Jack
I did it, but it still had the same issue.
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13 Jun 2018   #6
mmurray1988

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrjimphelps View Post
Make sure that you check the power settings in Windows. Make sure that you have removed sleep and hibernate from every option, including when you shut the lid or hit the power button. You don't want anything being able to put the computer into sleep or hibernate mode.

After doing the above, you will be able to manually choose sleep or hibernate; but that's the only time you ever want either sleep or hibernate to happen.
So no auto sleep or hibernate?

Alright, I will try that.
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