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Dell XPS420 Freezes after being in sleep mode

My XPS freezes during the sleep mode. It appears to go into sleep mode fine, with no obvious problems, but when i try to "wake it up", the entire system is frozen and I have to reboot to get things moving again. very annoying. Is there a fix for this?
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  • Yaletown53 Sep 14, 2008

    not at that price, thankyou.

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Is there a reason why you cant turn off sleep mode and just let the screen saver kick in? You can do this by right clicking on your desktop and goto properties. Then ScreenSaver, then click on power.
Change these values to never and then go back and set your screen saver...

Hope this Helps...
Joe
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