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Like Mike mentioned above, this indeed sounds just like sleep mode. Nothing abnormal about it. Follow his directions and/or read this link I attached.
What is strange is that it suddenly changed. Is it possible that someone else changed the power settings?
Since things got weird suddenly, see if you can find a restore point closest to (before) the date/moment things got weird. The Acer Aspire X1420G has Windows 7 on it right? So Open System Restore by clicking the Start button . In the search box, type System Restore, click and open it and choose a restore point as mentioned before. Don't worry! No data (pics,vids,docs,etc) will be changed or deleted.
As for drivers. Download the free Slimdrivers and uninstall the other driver program you tried. No need to pay $30 when perfectly capable free software is available. But only update drivers if necessary (in case of driver related problems). Perhaps your driver issues are gone after the system restore.
Also, since things seemed to have change for no apparent reason, it doesn't hurt to check for malware activity. Someone above said: "Get a good free virus protection program that will stop 99% of viruses." While I respect his opinion I strongly disagree. No antivirus program whatsoever blocks 99% of the bugs out there. Still protection is necessary. I don't know what antivirus program you have but I'd run a full scan and remove everything it finds. Also, like the Poepad mentioned, download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. The free version will let you scan for malware and delete possible hits (on-demand scanner). While installing it you'll be asked to try the Pro version for 14 day (trial). That certainly can't hurt, you might even like it. The Pro version protects the file system and block bad websites actively. You can use the Pro version alongside your resident antivirus. It does not replace your antivirus software.
Hope this helps. Feel free to post back.
Posted on Oct 20, 2013
Testimonial: "ok first... there i know what sleep mode is, and if u jiggle the mouse or depress a key on the keyboard it comes out of sleep mode, i had said that doing those things nor clicking ctrl + alt + del gave any response by my pc at all... it still just sat there with a black screen, 2nd, i had a screen save that it would go to on sleep mode...not a black screen, this was not sleep mode, idk what it was. 3rd, my computer was unable to do a system restore because when it would try to do that, it would give me an error message reading "unable to complete restore, would u like to try again or delete the system restore files?" i at first tried again and got nowhere so eventually, i deleted the system restore files just so i could get to my login screen even. 4th, i have Norton Antivirus through my isp, i dont much like it, but they wouldn't leave me alone about it, so i got it. 5th, i already downloaded MalwareBytes as the person suggested and that appears to have helped a little bit. Now... my pc stil isn't running completely normal, still slower than it should be etc, but at least its functional for now. Sorry if I sound irritable in this post, I'm not meaning to, just trying to address everything u said. And I will try the driver program u reccommended."
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If you can restart it and it starts up fine, then I would go into the power settings and disable sleep mode. Every computer is different on how to wake a sleeping computer, so you could read through your manuals and find out for yours, but I just disable sleep mode on all computers so i dont have to hassle with it.
Posted on Dec 30, 2008
Try to enter in to BIOS by restearting the notebook (Pressing F2 function, if the notebook enters in to bios then no need to worry. after theat i suggest you to reinstall the notebook to original factory settings dy the recovery disks.
Posted on Mar 07, 2009
If there is no display on the monitor, then your computer is not sending a video signal to the monitor.
This could be caused by a bad video card or some other hardware problem. I would open the case and disconnect all the devices (hard drive, CD, etc. Leave only the CPU, memory, and video connected. You could leave the keyboard and mouse connected too.
If your computer then starts, you can start to add devices (after turning the computer off) one at a time.
If this doesn't work, then you are looking at replacing the motherboard or just the video card if that is possible.
Posted on Nov 05, 2009
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