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Monitor Shuts Down and then restarts


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When using the power saver option in Windows XP, (accessed via the control panel/display), when the monitor shuts down after the specified period of non-use, the screen goes dark, a message then appears saying "No Signal", and then the monitor turns back on again. Once this happens, my screen saver no longer works, nor do any of the power saver options. The only workaround I've found is to specify that the monitor is never turned off, so that at least my screen saver works. Any ideas on what might be causing this problem, and how I can get the monitor to shut down after the specified period of non-use?
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If your screensaver is a third-party one (ie not one supplied with Windows) these can often be incompatible with Windows power saving processes. Unless you are still using a CRT monitor (a big heavy one with a tube), screensavers are unnecessary since LCD screens do not suffer from the same problem caused by static images leaving a permanent 'ghost' image on the screen. It's very likely that your problem will no longer exist if you set the screensaver to 'none'.
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Thanks for the fast response. The problem exists even when my screen saver is turned off.
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If your screensaver is a third-party one (ie not one supplied with Windows) these can often be incompatible with Windows power saving processes. Unless you are still using a CRT monitor (a big heavy one with a tube), screensavers are unnecessary since LCD screens do not suffer from the same problem caused by static images leaving a permanent 'ghost' image on the screen. It's very likely that your problem will no longer exist if you set the screensaver to 'none'.


The problem occurs even when my screen saver is turned off.
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