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When I shut down and choose stand by mode, I cant turn the screen back on ...I have to hold the power button untill the computer turns off. Then I have to turn back on again. also if I close the laptop, the screen will shut off but when reopened the screen stays off. I have to restart to get a screen window

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    Don't worry Pal. You have to do only just install a powerfull antivirus may be like KESPERSKY ANTIVIRUS.and scan your computer for threats. just inform me at my ID

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As an added note, people confuse Sleep Mode with Hibernate Mode. Sleep mode means anything you are working on gets suspended into your available memory while it goes into Power Saving mode. On a power loss, all will be lost, save regularly if you use this mode.

Hibernate uses a space on your hard drive to write the information. Power loss, nothing is lost and on waking up or powering back on, your data will still be where you left off, usually intact. To restore from either mode without electrical loss, hit the ESC key. Exceptions will occur if you use Hibernate mode but only have a power strip for your multiple plugs. A power surge can still damage your computer because it wasn't blocked by the EMI/RFI power strip.

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