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The monitor on my Gateway computer goes directly to sleep. I can hear the fan running but the screen is completely dark. I had the same problem on Saturday but it seemed to reslove itself. Sunday afternoon I tried to turn on the computer and it went directly into sleep mode. I have even tried to use another moniter but it does the exact same thing as well. Is there any thing that I can do without going out and buying a new computer? Thanks for you time/help. Barbara

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I am having exactly the same problem also (I have a Model C2685). The hard drive and CD ROM Drive light comes on and stays on. Thanks for any advice.. i turn on the computer and monitor.the monitor powered up the computer fans came on even the cpu fan but wouldnt boot not even a flicker on the screen. the hard drive light comes on and stays on. ive tried a new power suply,new ram,and a new hard drive. anny help would be awsome thanks

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Click on Programs --> Setting --> Control Panel
Choose the "Power Options"

in the "power schemes" Choose the Turnoff Montior, turnoff HDD, system standby 
and system hibernate as "Never" in each combo box and clikc on apply.

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In windows click start, control panel, power options. On the first page"when the computer is plugged in" turn monitor off NEVER on the hibernate tab uncheck enable hibernation if checked, also disable sleep mode

Posted on May 12, 2009

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try to reseat the memory modules and restart the computer and computer boots to normal mode/then go to power options in control panel and disable the sleep mode option for the hard disk

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Hi there, it appears as though the Power Options are set too short a time and the PC is going into sleep mode. Go to Start menu/Control Panel and look for Power options. Set them all to "never" This will prevent her PC from going into sleep mode. Good Luck.

Posted on Oct 26, 2009

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