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Can't pull up the desktop on my computer

I had my computer on standby and when I return about in 2 hours, there was only a black monitor. I turned it off and on and I onlygot the DELL screen. The desktop never came up. The light for the HD is not on. I only have a green light for the system.

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Sounds like it;s in hibernate mode. when it starts up...go to F12...and reset the defaults on start up. got backup?

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