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Moi
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Icon 1 posted November 25, 2007 11:24      Profile for Moi     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I have a Sony VAIO with Windows XP Media Edition. A couple of days ago, my screensaver stopped working correctly. It starts to come on, but a blank screen is all I see.

On a different (but maybe related?) note, my computer also has stopped allowing me to put it into standby or hibernate. When I click on "Turn Off Computer" the normal menu pops up, but "Standby" and "Hibernate" are faded out and I cannot click on them. Also, when I press the power button on my computer, it normally hibernates, but now it does nothing.

I tried to use system restore on my computer, but the only restore point was from yesterday and I am unable to use any restore points from any months before November (it only lets me see the November restore points).

Any help would be so appreciated.

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Richard Wolf VI
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Icon 10 posted November 25, 2007 19:55      Profile for Richard Wolf VI   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
For the screensaver issue try updating your video drivers.
For the hibernate/suspend issue check your power settings at the control panel, make sure hibernate is activated and your power configuration is set to Laptop (or something like that)
And please, the best thing you can do for System Restore is shutting it off, it's heaven for viruses and it does little help.
I also recommend you to have your security software up to date and have a system clansing utility like CCleaner.

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Icon 1 posted November 26, 2007 07:48      Profile for Metasquares   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Certain devices (or their drivers) can also prevent the system from going into standby or hibernate modes. If you recently upgraded either, there's a good chance that's the cause. As mentioned, it could also be the power settings.

Actually, WRT the screensaver, are you sure you don't just have your screen set to turn off around the same time the screensaver shows? Check your power settings for that too.

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Moi
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Icon 1 posted November 26, 2007 10:43      Profile for Moi     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I went into the Device Manager and saw that there were small yellow exclamation marks next to "Mobile Intel 945GM Express Chipset Family" (which is under the heading "Display Adapters"). I looked at the properties and this is the screen I got:

http://i13.tinypic.com/6jkfucn.jpg

Why would this have happened and does anyone know what I can do to fix it? Thanks so much.

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You can try uninstalling the drivers, rebooting and then reinstalling them. You'd want to make sure you had the drivers to reinstall, of course, so a visit to Sony's web site to download the latest, greatest is probably in order if you haven't already.

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Get a Mac. [Wink]

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Better yet, turn that VAIO into a hackintosh [Wink]
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Icon 1 posted November 29, 2007 17:00      Profile for Moi     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Steen:
You can try uninstalling the drivers, rebooting and then reinstalling them. You'd want to make sure you had the drivers to reinstall, of course, so a visit to Sony's web site to download the latest, greatest is probably in order if you haven't already.

Thank you very much! That fixed it. [Smile]
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