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My laptop screen regularly turns black even though the computer is still on. If I close the lid and open it again and press the on button it usually comes back on. I have changed the time out settings

If it does not turn on when I re-open the lid I then turn it off with the power button and reboot completely. I then choose the safe mode and the computer will boot successfully but it will randomly turn black again and I have to start all over again! Help please. I am afraid that I will lose access to all my files and photos etc. next time.

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Your laptop either goes to hibernate or sleep mode when you close the lid. Then, when you open the lid up, the screen is still off because your pc already hanged/froze and could not wake up at all (usual problem in vista). Off course, hard shutdown would fix it. But actual fix is under power options on your control panel. Check your current scheme and edit it. There are options there that you can select to "do nothing when closing the lid"

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