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Monitor automatically clicks into power saving mode

I have a flatiron monitor that is attached to my laptop. It was working fine; after I was away for two weeks, monitor starts into windows but then immediately goes into power saving mode and image defaults to my laptop screen. Monitor goes into power save mode when starting computer. Can only activate computer in safe mode. Using the desktop solution you give does not work for me.

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Check the primary settings for your default video card.

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  2. Step 2 Press any key a second time if the monitor goes from power-save to stand-by mode. Stand-by mode allows the screensaver to appear.
  3. Step 3 Enter your user name and password into the login prompt if your computer requires a login. Press "Enter" to begin using your Dell computer.
  4. Step 4 Change the display settings on your Dell monitor to prevent your monitor from going into power-save mode prematurely. Right-click anywhere on your desktop and choose "Properties." Click the "Screensaver" tab and press "Power." Beside "Turn off Monitor," choose a time amount from the drop-down list and press "Apply."

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