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Q: Monitor won't wake from standby


Second time posting here. 1st time was successful

The problem I've got now is that my monitor refuses to wake from standby mode anymore. Been running the system 24/7 for long time, in and out of standby, with no trouble, then it started as intermittent issue a couple of months ago and now appears to be perminently unable to wake up. I am forced to cold boot the power button on CPU and restart. I have checked power management settings - tried changing them - and still no go. The CPU will wake fine but the monitor stays in "power saving mode" (amber light on front panel). I've tried deleting the monitor in device manager and restarting but still no luck.

Any ideas? Could this possibly be a video driver issue?


Preferred Solution: Monitor won't wake from standby

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It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

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A: Monitor won't wake from standby

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I have a R30208DY Desktop PC running Windows 10 in 64 bit mode with a VGA monitor and an HDMI monitor connected to the motherboard. All was fine until my Intel Graphics driver was updated. After this the VGA monitor failed to wake up after sleep. I spent some time several months ago with assistance of the Intel support forum investigating this. It happens even if I run with the HDMI monitor disconnected. I tried numerous versions of the Intel drivers, but the only version that works after 4300 is 4424. I decided to try periodically to see whether newly released drivers have solved the problem, so have just downloaded the latest drivers from the Intel site and from the Lenovo site and found that they still have this problem. I can reinstate the 4424 driver if it gets inadvertantly updated, but would like to think that someone at Intel recognises that there is a problem and is looking to provide a new version that repairs it. Is there any feedback to Intel from this support forum to initiate this process?

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When my WinXPPro SP3 machine is in sleep/standby/suspend mode (S1 or S3), the fax modem wakes the machine some of the time but not all of the time. I want it to wake the PC every time, with 100% reliability. (When the PC is up and running, the modem and the machine receive faxes beautifully.)

What do you suggest?

Modem: Conexant D850 PCI V.92 Modem with recent driver update to version (7/3/2007) (but this problem is the same now as before with the 2004 driver version)
PC: Dell Optiplex 755
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 @ 2400 MHz
RAM: 2GB, of which 1.4GB is usually free
OS: WinXPPro SP3 with all updates
AV: Avast Home Free
Anti-spyware: SpywareBlaster Free, Spybot S&D Free and AdAware Anniversary Free
Fax software: MS Fax Console that comes with WinXPPro SP3
Printer/Fax Printer: HP OfficeJet Pro 8500 Wireless AIO (model A909g)
Screensaver: XP logo after 9 minutes; do NOT show welcome screen on resume
Power Settings: Home/Office Desk; Turn Off Monitor after 10 mins; Turn Off Hard Disks Never; System Standby after 20 mins; System Hibernates Never; Do NOT prompt for password when computer resumes from standby
Home network Ethernet connection: Intel(R) 82566DM-2 Gigabit Network Connection card with all Wake on LAN settings ON.
Browser: Firefox latest but use IE occasionally when necessary
Email: MS Outlook Express 6 to POP3/SMTP email service
Misc: I also run LogMeInFree version 4 on all my home computers

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A:Wake on Ring problem - Fax modem fails to wake PC reliably from standby

I may not be able to help, but I am curious - is this a dedicated telephone line?

If not, what services do you use, like call forward, messaging, call waiting, etc.

Or does the dedicated line have anything like that that you know of? (or didn't know of)

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When my WinXPPro SP3 machine is in sleep/standby/suspend mode (S1 or S3), the fax modem wakes the machine some of the time but not all of the time. I want it to wake the PC every time, with 100% reliability. (When the PC is up and running, the modem and the machine receive faxes beautifully.)

What do you suggest?

Modem: Conexant D850 PCI V.92 Modem with recent driver update to version (7/3/2007) (but this problem is the same now as before with the 2004 driver version)
PC: Dell Optiplex 755
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 @ 2400 MHz
RAM: 2GB, of which 1.4GB is usually free
OS: WinXPPro SP3 with all updates
AV: Avast Home Free
Anti-spyware: SpywareBlaster Free, Spybot S&D Free and AdAware Anniversary Free
Fax software: MS Fax Console that comes with WinXPPro SP3
Printer/Fax Printer: HP OfficeJet Pro 8500 Wireless AIO (model A909g)
Screensaver: XP logo after 9 minutes; do NOT show welcome screen on resume
Power Settings: Home/Office Desk; Turn Off Monitor after 10 mins; Turn Off Hard Disks Never; System Standby after 20 mins; System Hibernates Never; Do NOT prompt for password when computer resumes from standby
Home network Ethernet connection: Intel® 82566DM-2 Gigabit Network Connection card with all Wake on LAN settings ON.
Browser: Firefox latest but use IE occasionally when necessary
Email: MS Outlook Express 6 to POP3/SMTP email service
Misc: I also run LogMeInFree version 4 on all my home computers


A:Wake on Ring problem - Fax modem fails to wake PC reliably from standby - how to make 100% reliable?

Please see more details (and post your reply) at http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...hl=wake+on+ring(By the way, I'm up to BIOS A16 but does not help.Thanks.

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I have a Dell Optiplex 755 with WinXPPro SP3, 2GB RAM and an Intel Core 2 Duo E4600, and it is unreliable for Wake on LAN and Wake on Ring. I also wonder whether my Standby - Sleep - Suspend (S1 or S3) is working correctly.

When the PC is in Standby - Sleep - Suspend mode (S1 or S3), Wake on LAN and Wake on Ring work some of the time but not all of the time, and I'd like them to be 100% reliable.

These may be two different problems, but your advice will be appreciated. (Also, if I should post in a different forum, please advise.)

My Network Card is an Intel 82566DM-2 Gigabit Network Connection, and I recently upgraded its drivers using "generic" PROXP.exe from the Intel website, although this has not helped the problem. The specific driver file e1e5132.sys is now from 2009 -- it used to be from 2007. But, as I say, Wake on LAN from Standby was not and is still not reliable, both before and after the driver update.

In Settings .. Network Connections ... Local Area Connections ... Properties ... Configure ... Power Management, all the Wake on LAN options are checked ON:

- Wake on Directed Packet
- Wake on Magic Packet
- Wake on Magic Packet from Power Off State
- Wake on Link

The NIC card's Diagnostic checks are all OK.

My fax modem card is a Conexant D850 PCI V.92 Modem, and I have the most recent drivers dated 7/27/07, version In Settings ... Phone and Modem Options ... Modems ... Properties, "Allow this device to bring... Read more

A:Trouble with Wake on Ring, Wake on LAN and Standby - Sleep - Suspend

More to above: Dell has suggested I must re-install Windows. I've never done that, and I realize I'd probably lose all my applications and data - no good. Seems to me that's like using an atomic bomb to kill a mosquito. And why should I assume that will work?

But is there a way to re-install -- or maybe fix -- Windows that leaves everything else safe?

FYI - About a month or so ago, I ran SFC (System File Checker) in repair mode, and that didn't help with this problem.

Any ideas?

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yes, another question on this common topic. i searched the archives, but couldn't find a topic that was exactly like mine/supplied an answer.

i have winxp pro. standby works fine if comp is in standby for a few minutes, but won't wake up after 30 min. or so. no response at all. no h.d., no monitor, etc. i have to shut off and reboot.

all power management settings are set to 'never', except for the "computer sleep" button (which is actually on the keyboard) which is set to 'standby'. in the bios the only power management setting is what to do in the event of power failure: either 'stay off' or 'reboot'. i have had it set to 'stay off'.

so, any ideas why standby won't awaken after extended time?


A:won't wake from standby

perhaps i should add that this is a desktop, hp, with amd processor.

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Is there any way to DISable wake from standby for a PS2 mouse? I would prefer having to strike a key to wake up my computer. Right now, sometimes even bumping my desk causes my PC to wake up. Thank you!

A:Wake from standby......

Look in the BIOS set-up. There is an option there under Power saving.

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Problem is I can't wake computer from standby. It goes to standby when I press the button marked "sleep" but will not wake up when I press the "wake up" button. I would be grateful for any advice . Thanks!

A:can't wake from standby

u have to be a bit more elaborate with your explanation. does the whole system actualy wake up ? can u hear fans spinnin HDD working lights on keyboard/mouse/PC leds? but nothing on the screen?

if thats the issue one other member here i just read about said it was his graphics card drivers..he rolled back one and problem seem to have gone.

with me, i started having that same problem with my older comp. it wouldnt wake fully from standby like mentioned above...screen black. but this only happened after i installed a new PSU. and updated to drivers to my card. then i started to get CMOS errors on startup and couldnt even reset BIOS or anything...5year old Mobo....so i abandoned and build a new machine..

only thing i carried over was my PSU (Antec Earthwatt 500) rest is all new. with XP home sp2. i had this problem once and it was even worse..

my system was attempting to start from standbuy ..(Lights on an everything) but after 6sec or so it would shut down (or go back to stanby) briefly -for 2 secs- then start back up...then off then on again..it kept doing this till i manually reset it....no errors no nothing.

hasnt donne it again since then. but i switched my PSU cause according to PSU calc i need 490W and im at 500max with the Antec. since im going Crossfire ill get a 750w+.

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I just added a MS wireless keyboard. Is there a way to wake up the Portege from standby from this keyboard? Now I have to open the lid and use the power button on the notepad. Before, I had settings that put the notepad in standby when I closed the lid. I changed that setting to do nothing when close the lid.

The notepad is set to go to standby after 15 minutes of non-use. This works fine but when I want to use it again I can't find a way to wake it up without opening the lid and using the power button.

A:Wake Up From Standby

I have read your posting 5 times now and I believe I have understand what you wrote but I am asking myself how you want to work on your Portege if you do not want to open the lid????:|

> …I can't find a way to wake it up without opening the lid…
You want to use notebook with closed lid or what? Do you use external display?

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To start with, I have already read on this forum dozens of threads and replies dealing with this issue.
My problem is, more or less, the same, but let me give a little bit more detailed picture.

1) At first, my computer wouldn't even go to standby and hibernate (Windows 2000), giving an error message that the driver on the standard keyboard is preventing machine from entering standby.
I've tried so many things, updating the drivers and so on, but nothing helped, until I accidentally bumped into an article listing software which, when installed, could be causing this problem.
In my case, it was Adobe Fonts. The moment I uninstalled it, the machine started going into hibernate and standby without any problems. However, although I haven't had any problems with the hibernate feature, the machine would stubbornly be refusing to awake from standby.
So, at this point, you guys there sweating with updating the drivers over this problem, know that this might have nothing to do with updating the drivers, it could very well be one of the software on your machine, causing it. Unfortunately, I can't find this article anymore. Has anybody else seen it, by any chance?

2) Unfortunately for me, a few days ago I installed an incredibly stupid program for encrypting Emails (PGPfreeware 7.0.3 ) which adds on some absolutely irremovable network drivers, completely preventing the PC from browsing and sending / receiving messages. http://download.com.com/3000-2144-4880518.htm... Read more

A:Can't wake up PC from standby mode

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ty for trying to help, but it didnt work, all was disabled, . see the main probleming im having is that for NO Reason, the pc goes to standby, (and i have check temp shutdown and thats not causing it). i have tried to over-ride this by prompting pc to ask me first, then i hit cancel when pc wants to standby. but after 3 or 4 times it shuts down and restarts pc. sometimes it restarts 2 or 3 times be i can run pc again. im running full ver. of win xp

A:disabling Wake-on-LAN. (pc goes to standby)

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Basically my PC is refusing to wake itself up from hibernation (or standby) as it has done in the past. It seems like the actual task I schedule to run DOES run, but the PC stays in either hibernation or standby mode and doesn't bring itself to life. I've tried searching the Net but I haven't had any luck finding a solution so I thought I'd ask here!

I did have to restore my C: drive from a backup a few weekends ago as I installed Kaspersky AntiVirus and it basically made my PC unusable so I ended up formatting the C: partition and restoring it from my backup (going back to avast! in the process). However everything else seems to be working OK so I don't know why it's refusing to wake itself up! :-(

I'm only doing what I used to - using Scheduled Tasks and ticking the box 'Wake the computer to run this task' - but it's not working. The same tasks run fine while the PC's in 'normal' mode and my laptop has no such problem waking itself from hibernation either.

I really need to get this fixed in the next week as I go away on holiday on Friday and want to use the PC to record programmes while I'm away.

System details as follows:

Hardware: Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 3800+ 2.00 GHz, 2 Gb RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS, ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe ACPI BIOS Revision 0706 (21/08/2006)
Operating system: Windows XP Home SP2

Any help would be greatly appreciated as I'm thoroughly stumped at the moment!


A:PC won't wake up from standby or hibernation any more...

Do you have an error message of some sort when you try to get out of the hibernation ? I only found this link on microsoft database about that kind of problem, don't know if it will help :

Maybe you could also try to disable hibernation, reboot the computer then reenable it.

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OK I sure hope I am posting in the right area. Anyway, I will continue with my problem.

So, a few days ago, my Crucial RAM decides to have issues so I have to replace them (went to NCIX and they exchanged them no problem). Later that day, everything was working fine so I was quite happy. Now a few days ago, I was in Vista 64bit, and the PC automatically went to sleep when I was asleep. However, when I tried to turn it back on, it wouldn't come out of its sleep and I had to restart the PC with a message on the bios saying "Last BOOT failed! Something about POST something lol" So I thought to myself just to load set up defaults. Then I booted into XP no problem. Now yesterday, I had my PC on all night, then I woke up this morning to see that my mouse wasn't making my monitor come out of standby. So I wondered what could be the issue and decided to restart the computer. ALL OF A SUDDEN, I hear this long beeeeeeeeep that didn't stop until I shut down the PC! I almost ripped my hair out at this point. So I tried a few times to boot it, and eventually got it to almost boot to XP except got BSODed with 0x00000044. So I cleared CMOS by removing the battery and doing all that jazz. It seemed to be fine until later when I was in XP, I got the 0x0000007E. So I ran memtest86 and there were no issues. I tested each of my video cards individually, tried removing the sound card, checked all my temperatures... but nothing at all. I ALSO got the message on the bi... Read more

A:PC won't wake from standby plus other things

for 0x0000007E error goto and see u done anythin wrong http://support.microsoft.com/kb/330182

for BIOS ROM Checksum Error,try replacing with a new battery....but also refer to this,may be some serious prblm

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im setting up a computer which goes on stand by at a certain time.. i then need to wake it up at a later time.. i tried using scheduled task and enable it to wake up the computer when it runs.. the program runs but the computer (monitor) doesn't wake up unless i press another key.. all the processes needs to be automated since the computer would be using a map program for a local mall.. any help would be appreciated.. the computer has 512mb ram running on 1.8Ghz with XP Pro Sp2..

A:automatically wake up from standby..

Hi hatake19

Maybe this program could help :
(you don't need to enter your e-mail address to be able to download it)

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I have a WINBOOK TW700 tablet running Win-8.1.  The device supports Connected Standby mode rather than Sleep State S3.  However, the Task Scheduler doesn't wake the device at the appointed time even when the "Wake the PC to run this task"
box is checked.  Since S3 isn't supported, there is no Sleep line-item within the Power Options dialog from which to check "Allow Wake Timers."  So my question is this: Is it possible to configure the device so that a scheduled task can
wake the device from Connected Standby and, if so, how do I do that?  Thanks,

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Hi, and thanks in advance for your help! I'm using Windows 7 64 bit.

My computer is several years old, and just a few weeks ago started having a problem waking from standby. Up until now, it had no issues going into and coming out of sleep.

Now, whenever it goes to sleep (whether due to inactivity or putting it to sleep manually), it won't wake up. The lights come on, the fans come on, but the monitor stays in standby. I've looked around online and found that many people get a black screen when booting up, i.e. the monitor comes alive and they may get a mouse cursor, but that's not what's happening to me. I don't get a black screen--my screen is never getting a signal from the computer. I have to do a hard reset, after which I get the 'Start Windows Normally' screen.

I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the graphics drivers, changing hybrid sleep settings, using hibernate instead of standby, uninstalling random programs, etc, to no effect. I don't think I had any major windows or driver updates that caused it.

Any ideas??? It's driving me crazy. I'm getting to the point of trying a clean windows install... but what a pain that would be.

Thanks for any help you can offer!

A:Computer won't wake from standby/hibernate

Bueller? Hate to think that I've got to go to the extreme of wiping everything, but I'm out of ideas...

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Hi.I m using Win 7,the problem is my pc could not wake up standby or hibernate.I didnt have this problem when i was using Win XP,but this problem came up when i switched over to win 7.I tried pressing keys n mouse clicks but in vain..my friend told me to change some setting in the bios called S1 S2 states,i did but still my pc wouldnt wake up..plz help me find a solution to this problem

Here are my system configuration
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 2600+, x64 Family 15 Model 44 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 959 Mb
Graphics Card: VIA/S3G UniChrome Pro IGP, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 20002 MB, Free - 8357 MB; D: Total - 20002 MB, Free - 9767 MB; E: Total - 13288 MB, Free - 5411 MB; F: Total - 10001 MB, Free - 7330 MB; G: Total - 13013 MB, Free - 9762 MB;
Antivirus: None

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Dear All,
I have installed XP on HP dv5t laptop.It seems laptop doesn't wakeup from standby mode, I tried every other key with function key including display key but no luck, must do hard reboot. Does anyone has any idea how can i fix this?

A:HP laptop dv5t does not wake up from standby mode

You could try going into the BIOS to see what wake up events are enabled and make any necessary changes.

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Not sure if this is an XP issue or with the chipset/MOBO. I've never encountered a computer that would not wake from standby by pressing a key on the keyboard or moving the mouse.

Anyone know how to get it to do so? SiSoft Sandra says this is an HP VLi8, and that the chipset is an Intel 82443BX/ZX 440BX.

I'm using a PS/2 KB and a PS/2 mouse on it. A USB KB does the same thing...no wakey.

A:old HP Vectra will only wake from standby by pushing the power button

aerotive said:

Not sure if this is an XP issue or with the chipset/MOBO. I've never encountered a computer that would not wake from standby by pressing a key on the keyboard or moving the mouse.

Anyone know how to get it to do so? SiSoft Sandra says this is an HP VLi8, and that the chipset is an Intel 82443BX/ZX 440BX.

I'm using a PS/2 KB and a PS/2 mouse on it. A USB KB does the same thing...no wakey.Click to expand...


If you go into Control Panel > Keyboard > Hardware > Properties > Advanced Power Management, do you have a checkmark next to the box that says "Allow this device to bring the computer out of standby"?

This should be enabled by default, but just in case it isn't....

Otherwise, you could go to the HP website and see if there is a BIOS update or other software patch available that might correct this problem; Could also check their support documentation to see if this problem is discussed.

I know that some older machines do not support ACPI, so that might also be the case...

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Could someone please help me with this strange issue?
When my machine was waked up from standby I found my wireless network was not connected. And I also found that wireless adapter was missing from my network connections window.
After I did a reboot of my laptop, wireless adpater was back in network connections.But wireless network was not connected and I found that Power management tab was missing under device manager tab of wireless adapter. I understood that this is in someway related to S3 issue, but not sure how to get my network back.
Kindly help me in resolving this issue.
Thanks in advance.

A:Wireless adapter issue after laptop wake up from Standby

Quote: Originally Posted by Nandhini

Could someone please help me with this strange issue?
When my machine was waked up from standby I found my wireless network was not connected. And I also found that wireless adapter was missing from my network connections window.
After I did a reboot of my laptop, wireless adpater was back in network connections.But wireless network was not connected and I found that Power management tab was missing under device manager tab of wireless adapter. I understood that this is in someway related to S3 issue, but not sure how to get my network back.
Kindly help me in resolving this issue.
Thanks in advance.

Are you connecting to the network via a router?

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Long story: Same hardware previous installation of XP suddenly stopped functioning when wife would log in at console, but would function fine via Remote Desktop. Her account was an Administrator account, but the 3rd account created overall after "Administrator" and my own account. If she logged into the console the desktop would function for some random amount of time, typically less than 10 minutes, and then suddenly the display would go into standby and nothing short of a hard reboot would bring it back. If I logged inat the console there was no problem, I could sit using the desktop for hours with no sign of standby.

To resolve the issue I finally resorted to a fresh install of XP SP3 on a new HD. I created teh user account in the same sequence 1. Administraot (Created by default) 2. Me 3. Wife
Now on a fresh install with all post SP3 patches installed, and only drivers from Windows Update the machine is exhibiting the same behavior. Any account I create as an administrator, other than my own, will run at teh console for some short amount of time and then the display goes into unrecoverable standby. Some of the time when this happens it is merely the display being nonresponsive and I am able to log in via Remote Desktop to my account, not her's, and operate normally. Other times it acts as if the entire machine went into standby but the system does not power off all the way, system LED still lit but otherwise no response at console or via network.

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A:Secondary Admin Account -> Display won't wake from standby

This behavior of the new install is persistent across two ATi driver versions:

Driver Version:
Driver Date: 3/23/2004

And the latest from ATi/AMD

Driver Version: 8.591.0.0 Part of Catalyst 9.3 released 3/18/2009
Driver Date: 2/25/2009

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I have LG FLATRON W2486L monitor, and recently ive been having some issue with it.
I think it may be related to Win7 X86 i am using.
My graphic card is 250GTS with both DVI and HDMI connections
while i used HDMI cable before i am correctly using DVI cable for the very same reason
I opened this topic, hoped it will help but it didnt.
Basically when I turn on my monitor (at the morning for example) it got stuck in a loop
where it goes from Standby to Fully On and back to Standby (while i hear a sound as if i connected and
disconnected a USB device from the computer hub)
Now usually I ignored it as after like 2 jumps it went on
but this morning it got stuck in that loop for like 7 or 8 times before it turned on!!!

Please help?

Specs: Intel Core i3 540
Gigabyte P55-US3L
GForce 250GTS 1GB

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My monitor (ViewSonic VA720) is set to turn off after 20 min in the WinXP Power Options Properties. The monitor goes into standby correctly, but will will oftentime not come back on after resuming. It will just show a black screen and the lights on the monitor indicate it's in standby. Pressing the power button on the monitor seems to have to effect. When turning it back on it will say signal out of range, and then go back into standby. My system is:

AthlonXP 2200+
MSI 6600GT 128MB AGP (Driver 163.75)
Windows XP SP2

The only way to fix this is to reboot the machine, which is not always convenient. Any suggestions? Thanks.

A:monitor says signal out of range when monitor comes out of standby

Refresh rate in display settings set to max
You may need to check any settings on the display itself too

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 975 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 3
RAM: 8191 Mb
Graphics Card: (Dual) HIS ATI Radeon HD 5770, 1024 Mb (CrossfireX enabled)
Motherboard: MSI, 890FXA-GD70 (MS-7640) , 1.0

I built a new computer recently and all was going well until I tried to set up dual monitor on this new computer. My monitors are both Acer, models AL1916W and P191W. I'm coming from a system that had 32bit xp with an nVidia GTS250 running dual monitors.

I have windows 7 up to date on the new computer and ATI drivers are up to date as well. The issue that I'm having is my P191 monitor is not being pulled out of standby and windows, as well at ATI CCC, says it only supports a 640x400 resolution. I've tried plugging this monitor in solo in every DVI port in my primary ATI card, swapped both cables, and swapped card positions, yet the monitor still stays in standby whilst my AL1916 runs like a champ and I can edit all of it's settings. I've gone through all the options in ATI CCC to set up dual monitors and I get nothing. I didn't have a problem with the P191 on my XP system.

So how can I get my P191 monitor working? ATI CCC and windows knows that the monitor is there and they both can identify the model of the monitor, but windows refers to it as a generic non-PnP monitor (the AL1916 is refered to as a generic PnP monitor). I tried to see if there are any drivers for the P191 mon... Read more

A:Solved: Dual Monitor: Monitor still in standby

First, make sure your video card drivers are up to date. Second check in device manager to make sure it actually recognizes the monitor, if it does, remove/uninstall it, and let it reinstall the monitor. then go to the screen resolution and click on detect, if it still cannot recognize the monitor and allow you to change the resolution, I'd say the next step would be to go into your graphics card driver software, but unfortunately, I'm an Nvidia junkie and don't know how to use ATI's software.

I hope I helped =D.

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Hi everyone,

From last few weeks I'm having this strange and annoying blank screen of death. I could just see a blank screen (not a blue screen) while either waking up computer from sleep or while trying to turn on the display by moving cursor/typing something(waking up from power saver mode of display, I set display to be of after few minutes of inactivity). So essentially screen becomes total blank. Just once or twice I saw this BSOD "DRIVER POWER STATE FAILURE" but for all other times my screen is just blank. I could see the Hard Disk activity LED on during this blank screen. And almost after all subsequent boots, I could see "Windows has recovered from unexpected shutdown/serious error - Check for solution" message.

System - Windows 7 Pro x64 with all latest recommended and security updates
CPU - i7 2630QM
GPU - nVidia GT525M
MoBo - Factory default for Dell XPS L502X

First I suspected its because of my nVidia GT525M GPU drivers (I was using official latest drivers 320.49), so I completely uninstalled them with regular uninstall + DriverSweeper 2.1.0 from Guru3D.com. I did not install any nVidia/display drives since then. But just now I got another blank screen after it. Also I started connecting my PC to an old Sony Bravia TV with HDMI cable and that time the automatic installation of drivers failed. That is my second point of possible problem. I've been using CCleaner to clean the unwanted registry entries and revo uninstaller for almost every unin... Read more

A:Blank screen of death while wake up from standby/turning on the screen

The BSOD is caused by Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 1030 driver.

Irp is active with 5 stacks 3 is current (= 0xfffffa800760f840)
No Mdl: No System Buffer: Thread 00000000: Irp stack trace.
cmd flg cl Device File Completion-Context
[ 0, 0] 0 0 00000000 00000000 00000000-00000000

Args: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
[ 0, 0] 0 0 00000000 00000000 00000000-00000000

Args: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
>[ 16, 2] 0 0 fffffa8009cd4050 00000000 00000000-00000000
Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\NETwNs64.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for NETwNs64.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for NETwNs64.sys
Args: 00014400 00000000 00000004 00000002
[ 16, 2] 0 e1 fffffa8009d9e470 00000000 fffff8000370b200-fffffa800c1f7510 Success Error Cancel pending
\Driver\vwifibus nt!PopSystemIrpCompletion
Args: 00014400 00000000 00000004 00000002
[ 0, 0] 0 0 00000000 00000000 00000000-fffffa800c1f7510

Args: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
And the driver is old.

fffff880`06cd3000 fffff880`07555000 NETwNs64 T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: NETwNs64.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\NETwNs64.sys
Image name: NETwNs64.sys
Timestamp: Tue Jun 21 22:40:03 2011 (4E00D06B)
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W7 PC wakes up from sleep every few minutes. It didn't use to. I am the builder / owner / sole user. Investigation done so far at the DOS prompt to establish the cause:

powercfg -devicequery wake_armed
(no results returned)

powercfg -waketimers
There are no active wake timers in the system

powercfg -lastwakeWake History Count - 1
Wake History [0]
Wake Source Count - 0Other ideas to try and establish the cause with please?

Many thanks.

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Hi, I have an old Time laptop (so getting any drivers/chipsets will be a pain) that I'm using as a Home Theatre PC under my TV. I can wake up from standby with its power button, but not from its keyboard. Also, I can't do this using my Microsoft Wireless Desktop Keyboard, connected via USB (laptop doesn't have any PS2 ports).

I want to be albe to keep the laptop lid closed at all times and placed above my VCR, so having to open it every time I want to wake from standby is not ideal.

I've looked at all the APM properties for m/board and keyb but nothing. The BIOS says nothing about power management either.

Running Win XP SP2

Any suggestions? Thanks.

A:Laptop can't wake-up from Standby with own keyboard or USB keyboard


Were u able to do that before? Are u sure that your laptop is set to standby and not to sleep/hibernate mode?

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checked video card it has power and runs fine.Replaced cable from monitor to the video card port.I have taken the computer to best buy they plugged it in and it worked fine.So i sent the monitor back to manafacture and it still has the same problem.

A:Monitor goes right to standby

On computer startup?
If so try Safe mode (repeatively press F8 function key on Windows Startup)
Then go to Device Manager (Start-->Run-->devmgmt.msc)
Click the + sign on your Display Adaptor to expand it
Then right click on your actual Display device, and uninstall it

Go back to Normal mode (ie Restart)
Go on the web, and download the most up to date driver for your Display card (from your manufactures support page)

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please help with monitor problem. when the computer is left idle, the monitor goes blank and the green power button on the monitor turns orange. (it goes into standby mode.) when the mouse is moved in order to reactivate the monitor from sleep mode the monitor seems to stay in standby..it does not respond..Help. it means having to reboot the computer every 20 mins or so.

A:monitor goes into standby-why?

Some monitors (usually older ones) just don't handle going in and out of standby well. One of mine needs to be turned off then on before it can be used again. If you have windows 98 go into control panel under settings and check that the power options there are set to turn off the monitor or go into standby NEVER and set the power scheme to always on.

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my monitor has started to go into the standby stage even if I leave it for a couple of minutes. And then it wouldn't powerup on pressing any button, I had to reboot . Its not very regular but it has happened twice today.
even when I activate the standby mode it goes into standby properly but to powerup same problem.
sometimes i just switch off the monitor and backon it works??
I'm running win98
monitor viewsonic e-641

any help would do.

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Hi Faiz,

Two things you might want to try

1) Update the drivers on the monitor. Go to website and get the latest driver for that particular monitor

2) If you can live without the monitor going into standby, disable it in control panel. It is under the " Power Management" mode in control panel. There are two drop down boxes middle of the dialogue box. One is for the monitor, One is for the HDD. Change the one for the Monitor to "NEVER". That should keep it from going into Standby.

On a side note, Win 98 and the BIOS Power Mangement don't get along well. You might also want to disable Power Management in your BIOS

Hope that helps

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I've done a few searches on this topic, but I'm still having problems with my sister's monitor. She put her computer in to standby, the monitor went off, and the standby light started flashing (as it does when there is no signal going through), but when she restarted her computer, her monitor stayed in standby. We've tried rebooting, taking out the video card and replacing it, checked the pins on the connector, tried running it on another PC, and still the same problem. Is there something I am not trying, or is the monitor stuffed. Any help would be much appreciated

A:Monitor in standby

If the monitor does not work on another pc then i would say it is dead.

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I have a problem, i have recently put in a new 512Mb DDR333 RAM chip into my computer, originally it had 256MB so now i have 768Mb of DDR333 RAM unfortunately ever since i have put it in the monitor is constantly on standby so i cant see anything. I have tried taking out the new RAM and just leaving in the new RAM but still nothing. I know its not the graphics card as i replaced it with an older one just to check. I dont think it is power as i have a 500W PSU. I put the RAM in the right slot (as in larger one in the primary, smaller one in the secondary), i tried just using the new RAM, i have taken bits out of my computer to see if anything is conflicting, but still nothing. It worked with the new RAM for about 2 days and now the monitor is always on standby and i cant explain or fix it. Any help would be appreciated.

Specs -

AMD Athlon 2600+
768Mb DDR333 RAM
Geforce MX4000
Sound Blaster Pro 5.1 sound card
ASROCK K7S8X motherboard
Windows XP Pro
17" CRT monitor

A:monitor always on standby!

oh also i tried another monitor and that did the same thing so it isn't the monitor.

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Not sure if this has been on this thread before (i think it has), but my sons pc has suddenly started to have problems when booting up.

When i boot up all i get is the pc starting the hard drive making noises (no beeps just normal drive turning) and then nothing, the monitor light is on amber and not green and thats it.

When i have tried the pc in other monitors it starts ok, i have even swopped graphics card from another pc and it never worked, but when i have tried the graphics card in the other pc they both work (hope you understand that bit)

I have stripped the pc completely down and then built it peice by piece and have had no probs till i use the cpu, memory and graphics card and get the same results. so i am at a loss now.

My system is:

duron 908
256 ram
nvidia gforce 2
20 gig hd

I hope someone can help me.

A:Monitor on Standby

I suspect there was an inadvertent change made in the display settings. Use the F-8 key at boot to try to get to safe mode. If you can get a display working in safe mode, then enter the device manager through control panel, and remove the monitor from the hardware list, and reboot into normal windows. This will cause the monitor to be re-detected, and restore to settings the monitor can manage.

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Recently i started having problems with my monitor. It started a couple days ago. After i turn my computer off or put it to sleep it takes the screen about 15min to open. Yesterday i left it open all night and the screen still wouldn't open.
The light on the monitor blinks as if it's in standby but no matter how much i move the mouse/spam keyboard it won't open. The light on both mouse and keyboard are on. I tried reconnecting those but still no change.
I also tried connecting a different monitor i know works for sure and it went to standby right away too.

So here's what happens when i open my computer. The fans start spinning, everything sounds fine. I hear the POST beep. The monitor is on stanby. Then i hear the windows log on music, msn login sounds and so on. Everything seems to work just fine. People can see me online and i can hear them sending messeges to me but the screen is always on standby.
When i unplug the screen after the windows loads i can hear the sound that something's been disconnected and when i plug it back it the sound that something's been connected.
Here are a few things i tried:

- unplug display+power->plug power->start screen->plug display
- unplug power/display->plug power while holding on button
- resetting CMOS via jumper
- plugged in a different monitor
- checked everything's connected fine
- tried different ports/cables
- removed the gpaphics card and booted without it
- removed RAMs tr... Read more

A:Monitor always on standby

Sounds like a failing monitor. Test the monitor on another PC to verify.

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OK, I turned off my computer, unplugged everything, fiddled around inside a bit, plugged everything back in, and now the monitor is stuck in standby mode. I've had this problem before (after a power outage) and through a certain series of plugging things in and out and turning things on and off, have corrected it. I think I left the monitor on when I unplugged everything. I install high speed data connections at work and have had this happen at customers homes after I've installed a NIC in their computer, and have corrected it the same way. Does anyone know the magic combination to make the monitor kick in??

A:Monitor won't come out of standby

Windows 98 Second Edition May Hang Due to System.ini Entry (Q233036)

The information in this article applies to:

Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition

When you attempt to suspend a computer running Windows 98 Second Edition, the computer may stop
responding (hang).

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I have been having some problems with my PC lately and after doing some research it was suggested that i should run a chkdsk /r /f.

I started the chkdsk after restarting my computer and it was running fine for about a min, until the monitor all of a sudden went into standby mode and i have not been able to get it to turn on again byy moving the mouse or pushing keys on the keyboard.

Some of my problems of late have been related to my monitor going into standby either during Windows boot or even while in BIOS.

Things that i have tried:

clean uninstall,reinstall of GPU drivers. Tried latest versions as well and older versions.
Clean install of Windows 7
Reset BIOS to default
Reset C MOS
Switched monitor cables from HDMI to DVI
Switched Monitors
Switched GPU (This seemed to have fix it at first, but after about a week, the problem started again)
Boot system in VGA mode (This eventually gets me back into desktop, but it will not do so on the first try)
System specs:

CPU i7860
Motherboard: P55A-UD5
GPU: gigabyte 5870
RAM: Corsair 6Gbs
PSU: Corsair tx 850
HDD: WD caviar black

The system seems to work fine when the monitor doesn't go into standby mode during system boot or like now, while trying to run a chkdsk.

Any help in trying to fix this problem, or at least finding out what it is would be great.


A:Monitor goes into standby

Typical causes would be the monitor or gpu. As you have swapped both already, I'd suspect the motherboard or power supply.

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hi all . my friend phoned saying she turned her pc on today and the monitor stays on standby.. she`s checked all connections and she still cant get it on .. thanks a lot if anyone can help

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Is there a orange light on the monitor, which is normally green? Does the monitor display any sort of message onscreen, or is it just blank?


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Hey! Happy to be back here with another computer problem!

I moved my computer and now i need to reconnect my monitor, when i put it into the PNY Tech Verto GeForce 128mb slot. I start up the computer and the boot up looks good but right after the Win XP startup screen (right before the log on screen) the mointor clicks of, then shows me the OSD and the color goes to the orange standby color.

Any ideas of whats wrong and how to fix it?

Also i am righting this while in safe mode, so safe mode works just fine.

Thanks in advanced, Tyler!

A:Monitor Goes To Standby

Boot the XP startup menu by tapping F8 on startup.
When the boot menu appears select Last Known Good Configuration.
See if that takes care of it.

If that doesnt work reseat all the cards in the system.
You said you moved it. How far?
Maybe a card is just loose enough to be flaky.

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Not sure where to put this....
Last night while i was just reading a web page, my monitor suddenly went into it's power save mode. Neither the mouse or the keyboard will wake it up. If I hit the reset button it won't wake up. If I power completely down and then turn it back on, the screen works fine until the windows xp loading screen goes to change, then it immediately goes into power save, while i can hear everything in my computer running as normal. The screen will work though if i restart into safe mode. It's just as soon as the normal windows comes on, the screen immediately shuts down. Any suggestions? Also, while i was in safe mode, i did go in and shut the power save function of the screen completely off.

A:Monitor going into standby

It's probably a virus, or corrupted drivers if you can get into safe mode.

Boot into safe mode and uninstall your card (through the control panel > system > device manager), reboot into normal mode and let windows reinstall it for you.

If it boots up download and install the latest drivers (from either: ATI if you use a radeon or NVIDIA if you use a geforce) and install them.

If the problem persists boot up into safe mode with networking and run an online virus scan (unless you have an up-to-date scanner already installed) at TrendMicro

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My second computer is an ancient creature with an old Viewsonic monitor. A few weeks ago I had a problem with the the DVD drive in my main computer so I took the old CD drive out of the old computer and temporarily used it in my main computer. I got a new drive, took the old one back out, and have finally gotten around to replacing it in the old computer; now, however, when I turn it on and turn the monitor on, the monitor "on" light shows green for a couple of seconds and then turns to yellow, indicating, unless I'm mistaken, that it is on standby. The result, at any rate, is that the screen stays black. I also might add that it worked fine previously. Any suggestions?

A:Monitor won't come off of standby

Check video card seating. Sometimes when working on a computer it can become slightly dislodged. Even just a little bit and your monitor will show nothing.

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Well this is a long story but im going to add as much detail as possible:

Me and my G/F were checkin out our comps (as i like to sit down with her and talk about how computers work to broaden her existing knowledge) when i noticed her PC had 2GB ram but only 1.8 Ghz Processor.

So i remembered i had a 3.5Ghz Processor in one of my old PC's and decided to make her PC better she was having that one.

So i removed my Processor and then removed hers. I noticed the chipsets were different so put both processors back into their computers.

Then i tried to start my G/F's comp and fans came on but no picture (now i had this problem before and all it was is that a cable wasnt connected, so i checked all her cables and they were fine but still no picture)

So then i thought well seeing as it dont wanna go anyway i might aswell put the motherboard from the other computer in (the 1 with the 3.5Ghz Processor) because then when i upgrade my comp she can have some of my old bits as hers didnt have a PCI-E slot.

But same problem no video picture

I have checked the pins on the processor all DEAD STRAIGHT, i added new processor grease and thinkin bout takin it to Professional shop but its costly

also the fans do come on i dont know bout anything else

If anyone could help me sort out this problem would be greatly apreciated

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My computer was running...screensaver was on. Monitor dropped into standby mode. Now the monitor goes into standby as soon as the system is powered on. Any ideas on what causes this and how it can be fixed?

A:monitor standby

what operating system are you running? go to contro panel, power options, and put the monitor standby to never. reboot and see what happens.

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Dell e1505 runs XP MCE.

2 scenarios

1) PC is on and running. I walk away for a while or whatever and when I come back the screen won't wake back up.

2) PC is running with power cord plugged in. I unplug and screen goes black and won't respond/wake up.

In both scenarios the PC stays on and I am forced to shut down by pressing and holding the power button which I know is generally a no-no.

lastly this doesn't happen all the time. Sometimes I walk away come back and teh monitor responds fine and sometimes I unplug the power cord from the back of the laptop and monitor stays on just fine.

Dell support thought I needed to install video card driver update. Gave the support guy remote access and he messed around for like an hour and then said he updated the drivers and if it continues happening I need to send the laptop in.

Well its still happening (at least the last time I unplugged the power) and sending it in seems a bit extreme so any help would be much appreciated.

A:Monitor won't wake up

I hope you get an answer soon - I have the same problem!
Kimsou - another newcomer

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What a simplistic title.
I know more than that might say about me.
Firstly, I just built a new system. I think the only parts relevant to this thread would be the motherboard, video card, and monitor models, which are an Asus A8N-SLI Nforce4, an Asus Nvidia Geforce EN7600GS Silent/HTD/512MB, and a Dell E770 (although I also tried this with an unknown KDS PnP flatscreen, respectively).
For some reason, when I turn on the system all at the same time, the monitor remains in standby. To get the system working correctly, I find that I need to unplug both the monitor and PC from the power bar. Then, I need to plug the monitor in until it goes to standby, and then the PC.
Lately, the monitor won't even come out of standby when I do that.
Any insight?

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For the last month, my monitor will go into a low power state from which it does not recover. I often need to completely power down both the monitor and the computer for the monitor to come back to "life". This initially occurred when the computer went to sleep, so I disabled all the sleep/monitor off options and it still would occur. The computer would be running normally, but the monitor would be off with a faint orange light on the power button. Before this began, it would have a stronger orange signal when "asleep" and a green signal when operating normally.

I have fixed the problem by running a screen saver, but it's the middle of summer and the computer creates a pretty hot environment. Unfortunately, the problem also occurs when I manually put the computer to sleep, shut off the monitor, and occasionally when I power down the whole system. I recently ran a number of windows upgrades, including upgrading my video card driver, so I went back to the old driver, and it still occurs. Unfortunately, there were about 50 windows updates and I don't see a restore point listed for before they were installed. I assume I can uninstall each one manually, but that will be a real pain. Any thoughts on to what kind of update could do this besides a video card update?

A:monitor will not wake up

Provide the monitor info please, that could be a monitor issue unrelated to the rest.

I had an expensive one's power regulating croak after about 3 years, for a while it worked if you let it warm up for 20 mins or more, which is ridiculous of course, and now it's just waiting for me to take it to a dumpster, it won't even give me any picture when connected even after a long warm up and the power light goes green as if it should be working.

I'd try another monitor or HDTV if you are able and see if it works fine, if it does then monitor is busted.

LCD monitors do NOT generate a lot of heat, nor use a lot of power, normally, just FYI, Plasma screens do though.

My new HDTV (LED - subset of LCD) is rated as using $9/yr power, just example.

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Ok, my issue is that when my monitor goes into sleep mode it refuses to wake up. I literally have to unplug the monitor, then replug for it to turn back on. And even then it takes about 5-10mins. This is really annoying and I'm hoping someone here can help me. I'm running a dual monitor set-up and the monitor that's the issue is the main one. (HP 2159 [Monitor] (21.7"vis, s/n CNT916Z6N7, April 2009))

A few details about my computer:
Operating System
Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (United States)
Installed: 2/9/2012 4:28:27 PM
Boot Mode: BIOS (Secure Boot not supported)
System Model
Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-970A-UD3
Enclosure Type: Desktop
3.13 gigahertz AMD FX-8120 Eight-Core
256 kilobyte primary memory cache
2048 kilobyte tertiary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (4 total)
Hyper-threaded (8 total)
Main Circuit Board
Board: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-970A-UD3
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: Award Software International, Inc. F4 10/13/2011
AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series [Display adapter]
HP 2159 [Monitor] (21.7"vis, s/n CNT916Z6N7, April 2009)
Samsung SMB2270HD [Monitor] (21.7"vis, March 2010)

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