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When my PC (PB iXtreme i7151B with Windows 7)goes on power save (asleep) when it is left alone for a while, it doesn't restore the desktop anymore when I get back on it. Only the background shows, and I have to switch the PC off (hard reset). Does anyone know what's wrong ? Is there a simple solution ?

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I have reviewed your issue and read several articals in regards to this issue and it looks like it is common. I found one site that seemed to have the most details options and step by step instructions for different possibilities follow this link: http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/63567-power-options-sleep-mode-problems.html
But prior to going into anything to technical, to me it sounds like it might be a software glitch with the operating system. In which case I would start by trying a system restore to a prior date when you know this issue was not happening.
System restore instructions are below:
Here's How:

  1. Navigate to the Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools program group.
  2. Click on the System Restore program icon.
  3. Click Next > on the Restore system files and settings window.
  4. Choose the restore point that you want to use.
    Note: Check the Show more restore points checkbox to see more than the most recent restore points.
    Note: Any restore points that you created, scheduled restore points that Windows 7 created, and those created automatically during the installation of certain programs will be listed here. You can not use System Restore to undo Windows 7 changes to a date that a restore point does not exist.
  5. Click Next >.
  6. Click Finish on the Confirm your restore point window to begin the System Restore.
    Note: Windows 7 will shut down to complete the System Restore so be sure to save any work you might have open in other programs before continuing.
    Important: System Restore will not revert any of your non-system files like documents, email, music, etc. to a previous state. These types files are completely unaffected by System Restore. If your intention with this tool was to recover a deleted non-system file, try using a file recovery program instead of System Restore.
  7. Click Yes to the Once started, System Restore cannot be interrupted. Do you want to continue? dialog box.
  8. System Restore will now restore Windows 7 to the state that was recorded in the restore point you chose in Step 4.
    Note: The System Restore process could take several minutes as you see the "Please wait while your Windows files and settings are being restored" message. Your computer will then reboot as normal when complete.
  9. Immediately after logging in to Windows 7 after the reboot, you should see a message that System Restore completed successfully.
  10. Click Close.
  11. Check to see if whatever Windows 7 problem you were troubleshooting has been corrected by this System Restore.
    If the problem still persists, you can repeat the steps above and choose another restore point if one is available.
    If this restoration caused a problem, you can always undo this particular System Restore.

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