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Computer is slow as if it is constintly running a program or something - and - sometimes the screen will go blank as if it shut off, but the power stays on

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Many computers have way too many things running in the background. If you see more than three or four little icons down just to the left of the clock, (this area is called the System Tray), some of these programs could be causing your problems.
Use Windows Explorer and navigate to:

C:\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
Adjust the size of your Windows Explorer so you can see some of your desktop and drag everything in the Startup folder out on the desktop, and then restart your computer. If this minimizes, or eliminates your problem, put each item back in the Startup folder, one-at-a-time, and restart and re-test your computer until you locate the offending program.

If your computer shut off but the power keep on means that your computer is in hibernate mode
To avoid that, do this:

Go to Start >> Control Panel >> Power Options

Unckeck the hibernatge mode at hiberbate tab.

This will fix your problem.
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