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By sbhuck ·
Much the same as the question above. My monitor is set to turn off after a period of time. When this happened before, a simple movement of the mouse turned hardrive and monitor on, but now the hardrive is turned back on, but the monitor does not.
I have manually turn the monitor, and when I do, all I get are a rainbow of colored lines or solid squares.
In order to get my computer up and running, I have to use my reset button. This might not be a problem, but when I am downloading a long program from the web and this happens, I lose all the information. I have taken to setting the time for my monitor to shut down to 3 or 4 huors, just to keep a problem from happening during this kind of download. There must be something which is different, because this was not a problem before.
I can not think of anything I changed.
Help is all I can ask.

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by TheChas In reply to Waking monitor

For the wake-up feature, I suggest checking for the latest version of all related drivers.

As to large downloads, i recommend a download manager.
Mozilla has a built-in manager.
Or try www.freshdevices.com
or www.nonags.com

It would be to your benefit to memorize the keyboard sequence to close Windows.
Windows key
Up arrow
Enter
Tab once
Enter
(with slight variations for menu structure and Windows versions)

Chas

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by sbhuck In reply to Waking monitor

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by sbhuck In reply to Waking monitor

Chas, it appears that I do have all the uptodate drivers for wake-up feature, but I am not sure what other dives besides mouse and keyboard that I should be looking at. My Micro innovations ps/2 optical mouse is what I used always use, and it never failed until lately.

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by pierrejamme In reply to Waking monitor

I have found Power Management in Windows 98 to be a total failure. Every Win98 computer I have set up I disable in setup and the set everything in powermanagement to "Never" and save as Always Off. It will save a lot of grief.

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by sbhuck In reply to Waking monitor

I agree, this seems to be the only answer.
Thanks

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