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Monitor keeps going to sleep & wont wake up!

Hi, hope someone can help me...I have a new pc with VISTA - if I ask it to log off, or leave it unattended for a while the monitor goes to sleep and will not reactivate. I have to turn the pc off by hitting the button on the box and then restarting - I know this is not good for it. I thought I had the solution acouple of days ago by using the quarter moon key on the keyboard to inactivate the system, then hitting the space bar when I wanted to use it, worked well a few times but not today. When the monitor is first turned on it says No VGA signal, no DVI signnal - could this be a clue? Please help, I am going mad!

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HI,
Please check if your display cable (VGA cable) of your monitor is properly connected to your system or not.If not please connect it properly and check if you are getting display or not.

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