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My system shuts down after 1 hour

When I do not use the computer for an hour the icons disappear from the screen. I still have a background but I have to shut down and start again. The screen saver does not come up.

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First you do a reinstallation of ur chipset driver, then try setting a screen saver...

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  8. Wait for the the confirmation message to disappear, then tap "Go Back," then "Quit," then "Yes" to exit. The unit will shut down automatically to save the settings.


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  2. Turn the system on by pressing the POWER button.

  3. Tap the screen using the stylus when the "Touch the Touch Screen to continue" message appears.

  4. When the main menu appears, tap the stylus on the Settings Menu Panel at the bottom middle part of the screen. icon_settings.gif

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