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Closing my laptop's lid crashes the system

Every time I close the lid of my Dell Inspiron 1520 laptop and reopen it, the screen goesblack, and the system crashes. Toggling Fn+F8 doesn't help. A restart is then required. Uponrestarting, the screen resolution is wrong, and I need to reset theresolution. Under control panel / power options / advanced, I have set ''when Iclose the lid'' option to ''Do Nothing'', and still the problem persists.

Windows XP SP 3

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  • mikew22105 Jan 02, 2009

    Thanks, that's an improvement -- now when I close and reopen the lid, the computer doesn't crash. However, it does still revert to 640 x 480; I have to manually change the resolution to 1280 x 800. Any further thoughts?

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Check what video card you have.

  • Go to start. Right click My computer. Click properties>hardware>device manager. Click the plus next to 'Display Adapters'.

Check the video card listed under Display adapters.
  • If you see Intel. Click this.
  • If you see Nvidia. Click this.
Just follow the wizard and restart afterwards.
Try to close the lid again and see if it got fixed.

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