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Screen distortion when coming back from idle/sleep mode

After my computer sits for a while, of course it goes to the screen saver and then to sleep mode. When I turn the computer back on from sleep mode, the screen is scrambled and distorted. I have to shut the computer down totally in order for the display to show correctly. Any ideas how to solve this???

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  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    I just updated the computer to Windows 7. I have changed the screen sleep modes for both plugged in and battery to "Never". The screen saver mode is also set properly and is working well. The screen goes blank after it has been inactive about 1 hour. The computer continues to run with the screen blank. I try to re-activate the screen with the mouse but no response. I have tried hitting the escape key but with not positive results. The only course I have to to push the power key of the computer in order to shut it down. What solutions would you recommend to this problem?

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    only shows white square on dark screen.will not do anything else.will not go to apps,password or anything.looks like it is in some kind of sleep mode that will not turn off

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This could be an issue with your Video drivers. I would try and Download the newest drivers for my system and see if that helps the problem

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