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Blank Screen This computer has been one of the bests I've had but lately, when I close the lid to put the computer on hibernation mode, when I open it to continue working the windows welcome message appears, but then the screen turns black. I can hear the system running, but I can't see a thing. Please help me! Thanks.

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Re: Blank Screen

If the system runs and runs, it is having trouble coming out of hibernation for any number of reasons, the most liekly of which is that it is trying to restart a device or reload a device driver that is not responding. If you recently installed any new hardware, remove it and test again. Software can lock it up, too, especially anything that thinks it is part of the OS but isn't (like encryption software, boot or partition managers, anti-virus and firewall software).

If worse comes to worse, turn off hibernation and reboot, or reinstall the operating system if you really need hibernation to work (most people don't).

Good luck...

Posted on Nov 16, 2007

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