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Sasafrass452
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Strange Occurance

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I walked away from my computer for roughly an hr or so, & when I returned, my screen was black & my hard drive was running for some inexplicable reason. I use the blank screensaver, & when I moved my mouse, nothing happened. The screen stayed black & the hard drive wouldn't stop. I waited a few minutes to see if my screen would come back, but it didn't. I ended up pressing the reset button, so everything seems normal again now that I rebooted. But what could've caused this in the first place?

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Re: Strange Occurance

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Hard disk running, maybe tracker? Next time hit a keyboard key to resume.
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Re: Strange Occurance

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I tried hitting the spacebar, but nothing happened.... The screen stayed black.
rdonnelly wrote:Hard disk running, maybe tracker? Next time hit a keyboard key to resume.

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Re: Strange Occurance

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Take a look at your powersave settings. Some video cards refuse to wake up after powered down.

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