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My new hp2408w monitor goes black when I quit working for a while. I walk back in the room ready to continue and the screen is black, the screen saver is not on and I don't know how to make it come back on. I can unplug the mon. from the wall and wait a moment and it will resume. Help. ( I am running XP)

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You may have the power saving features enabled in XP. I believe it's on by default. Usually the monitor would come on automatically by moving the mouse. You can disable this feature:

Start -> Control Panel -> Switch to Classic View (if not already enabled) - > Power Options -> Change "Turn off Monitor" to never

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