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Power saving mode activate using pc

Have tried everything, motherboard, dell techs, resetting the cables, boards, memory, you name it. dell computer model 4400. mouse and keyboard fail to wake up the system and can't see anything except black. removed cmos battery, lights in back are green, green green amber. whick is listed as other in dell talk. someone suggested i press F8 and reboot while holding down. did no good. computer useless like it is. guess i will have to use only the computer at work, i can't afford a new one.

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    Same problem. Gateway computer. Currently working through email support. DVI monitor won't come on at all. Old CRT monitor I have will come up in safe mode. Doesn't solve problem, but at least I can see the screen.

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The pressing of the F-8 key while the computer boots up is called entering the Computer into the "Safe Mode". The F-8 key needs to be pressed several times at the second the computer powers on. When you get a DOS screen, go to "Last known good Configuration", this should help with the problem. The other solution i can offer is ounce you can get the computer up, go to System Restore, Restore to a previous point.

Let me know if this helps
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