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Monitor keeps blanking out. won't read or burn dvds. goes into 'preparing to standby' and freezes have to manually turn computer off. running very slow.

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Possibly a video card problem or severe virus. First download free Avast anti virus software and run preboot scan upon installation. If this does not fix the problem try doing a system restore to a time before this problem occurred. Start - programs - accessories - system tools - system restore

Posted on Oct 28, 2008

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