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Blank screen appears frequently

By premjis ·
I have a Pentium III at 300Mhz with 64 Mg RAM.

The screen goes blank once in a while and then I have to reboot the PC which means I loose Internet connection and/or loose any thing I was working on at the time. Why is it doing this? Please HELP.
I have already done a Scandisk and defrag the drive.

Thank you

Sam Premji

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by Vuitanh In reply to Blank screen appears freq ...

Check the screen Saver setting for HDD and computer to go to Standby mode. If all are correctly set then you should check for viruses.

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by Vuitanh In reply to Blank screen appears freq ...

Update the bios if all the respond isn't working.

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by premjis In reply to Blank screen appears freq ...

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by NetTek In reply to Blank screen appears freq ...

Your problem may be the result of the PCs power management. Windows 9x and your BIOS both have built-in power management features. It is the power save feature that makes your screen go blank after a period of inactivity. Usually you can restore the desktop simply by pressing the spacebar. However, on some PCs when both Windows and the BIOS power saver features are enabled the PC cannot "wake up", thus causing you to have to reboot. Microsoft is aware of the problem and recommends that the power saver in the BIOS be disabled and that you use only the Windows power saver feature that is found in Control Panel. Hope that helps you.

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by bionicdog In reply to Blank screen appears freq ...

it is more than likely related to how your power save settings is set-up so i suggest going to the desktop and right click on it select properties then click on the screen saver tab and then click on the power tab and configure your turn off monitorsettings and your system standby settings. Goodluck.

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by premjis In reply to Blank screen appears freq ...

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by rberg In reply to Blank screen appears freq ...

It definatly does look like a power management problem. But I need some more information. Are you running Windows 95 or Windows 98. There are some differences in the way that the two operating systems handle power management.

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by rberg In reply to Blank screen appears freq ...

If you are running windows 98 here is a posssible fix for your problem:

1. Go into control panel
2. Double click on system
3. select the device manager tab
4. select the + next to system devices
5. double click Advanced power management
6. select the Force APM mode 1 box
7. hit ok and restart windows


Good Luck

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