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Kathyf

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A new monitor Soyo 19" wide tft monitor with new Diamond video and sound cards installed on an older computer and after it going to screen saver for awhile the monitor shuts off and moving the mouse, pressing a key DOES NOT bring it back. All power settings are at 'never' and has home/office desk theme set.. computer is still on and running.. must reset to get monitor back on. Any ideas?

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Kathy Fakes
Lebanon, TN
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One possibility is if your screensaver is a 'third-party' one (ie one that isn't supplied as standard with Windows). Some of the third-party ones can cause your problem, especially on an older system. In any case, a TFT monitor does not need a screensaver so just set the screensaver to "None" and that should solve the problem. Screensavers were initially created to prevent "burn-in" of a static image on the screen of those old and bulky CRT monitors. TFT monitors don't suffer from this problem and screensavers are now merely a form of entertainment rather than having any practical purpose.
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The screensaver is a Windows, the '3dtext'.. but I've shut it off and we'll see how it goes... I appreciate ya'll... you do a great thing here.
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