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My computer is suddenly shutting itself down after period of non-use


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irish_eyes

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I am running Windows xp. Suddenly starting this afternoon, my computer has started shutting itself down aftera period of non-ues.

By this I mean that all the indicator lights are telling me that it is on, but the monitor has gone black, no matter which key I hit (thinking that it somehow went into hibernation) it does not come back on. I have to shut it down by the power button and then turn it back on. I have not changed any settings and don't know why it has suddenly behaving this way.

Any suggestions?

Thank you
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wannabe1

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Hi irish_eyes...

Take a look in the Display Settings under the Screen Saver tab. Click the "Power..." button and see if the monitor is set to power off after a certain period of time.

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Edited by wannabe1, 13 July 2006 - 09:26 PM.

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irish_eyes

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I checked the power option and nothing is set to shut down. I have them all set at "never" for the shut down options. The hibernation option is also disabled.
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Have you installed anything recently or added any new hardware?
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