Enter Sleep Mode On The Monitor What To Do
Black screen when booting Windows 7! what to do?
Hello! In this article, I invite you to find out the reasons for the black screen when starting Windows. Most of you, I think, have seen such a picture when, when you turn on your computer, instead of loading the desktop, a black screen appeared, or as it is also called, “Malevich’s Painting”, in which you were asked to choose the option of the subsequent loading of the operating system. If you do not understand what I am talking about, then I recommend that you read today’s article.
The appearance of a black screen when loading the operating system confuses many users, due to the fact that they have NOT previously encountered this type of malfunction when booting a computer. In turn, users begin to ask questions: why does a black screen load when Windows 7 boots And for what reason the operating system does not load, and most importantly, what are the typical reasons associated with the appearance of a black screen when the computer boots?
One thing I can tell you is that the appearance of a black screen when the computer boots up is already a signal that your computer contains some errors that may affect the functioning of the entire operating system. Do you know what mistake many users make when they find a black screen on their computer at startup? The mistake of users is that they immediately panic and begin to reinstall the operating system, hoping to completely get rid of such a problem. Agree that knowing the problem of a black screen, you can solve it yourself in a simpler way, thereby saving your money. First, I would like to say a few words for what reason a black screen is generally possible.
In general, we can say that the reasons for the appearance of a black screen when the operating system tries to boot successfully can be a variety of situations. As an example, I will give you a situation when electricity was suddenly cut off in your house, and at that time you were working at a computer. Here is the Incorrect shutdown of the computer, which in many cases is also accompanied by the appearance of various kinds of errors in the computer, which in turn is accompanied by the appearance of a black screen. There are also problems that arise directly in the hard disk itself (malfunction), hence the damage or deletion of system files, here is another example of the appearance of a black screen when Windows starts.
Also, one cannot fail to mention one more factor, which in turn contributes to the introduction of malicious code into the system, as a result of not only the appearance of a black screen, but also the freezing of the entire computer as a whole. I think you already guessed that we are talking about viruses. Therefore, ensuring reliable protection of your computer, Installing a reliable anti-virus program, as well as more often Check your computer for viruses, trojans.
So, let’s imagine that you turned on the computer, and the system unit emitted a short beep, and the necessary information on the system boot is missing on the monitor screen, in a word, you see a black screen when booting Windows 7. In this case, we can say that the testing procedure in The BIOS of the computer was successful and this indicates that the system is working properly. If you do not know what a computer BIOS is and what role it plays, then I recommend reading my article: BIOS, secrets and settings !
It remains for us to find out why there is no information on the operating system loading on the monitor screen, as it usually happens when the computer is turned on. Of course, if suddenly the situation of complications is that it is required to perform complex repairs of computer equipment, then in this case you cannot do without the help of qualified specialists. I suggest that you consider the reasons that result in a black screen when the operating system attempts to boot successfully. And before you contact qualified specialists, first of all try to diagnose yourself, because in most cases, as is usually the case, a black screen when loading Windows 7 occurs due to the fault of the users themselves.
Yes, dear users, monitor, it is with it that you should start a full check. Is the monitor powered at all? In practice, I had one such case when a user could not turn on his computer for two days and was about to take it to a service center. precisely, the system unit, as usual, was turned on with the accompaniment of a sound signal, but the monitor at least flickered. In general, the problem was that the user, when reinstalling the computer in another room, did not fully install the power cable into the monitor. What was his expression when I told him what the problem was that his monitor was not working. Therefore, be sure to check the reliability of fastening of all wire pins, both in the monitor and in the system unit. Monitor connectors (VGA or DVI) Must be securely screwed Not only to the monitor, but also to the system unit.
In addition, you can check the performance of the monitor as follows, for this you will need to disconnect the cable, which connects it to the system unit and turns on the power of the monitor itself. If, when the monitor is turned on, the indicator lights up on it, and an inscription appears on the screen, for example, “No Signal”, then the probability of a monitor malfunction in this case will be low. Well, of course, it is better to connect the monitor to the second system unit (laptop) in order to fully make sure that it is working properly.</p
AWARD (PHOENIX) BIOS
Select the Boot (sometimes Advanced) partition. Find the CD-ROM option and move it to the very top. In this BIOS version, to move the CD-ROM to the uppermost position, press the key twice
it should look like the picture:
Save your settings and exit BIOS. To do this, go to the Exit tab and select the Exit Saving Changes item:
The computer will reboot and the Windows installation will start from the boot disk (if available in the drive).
Another AWARD (PHOENIX) BIOS option
Here we are interested in the Advanced BIOS Features section.
We go into this section and look for the First Boot Device item. Then at this point we set the computer boot from CDROM.
After you have configured the BIOS, you need to insert a bootable Windows disk into the drive and save the BIOS settings. To do this, press the F10 key, select Yes in the window that appears and press Enter.
AMI BIOS (BIOS SETUP UTILITY)
After entering BIOS settings of this type, you will see a window like this:
From above, go to the Boot section and in the Boot Device Priority subsection in the 1st Boot Device item, select the parameter from the CDROM.
All. BIOS is configured. Now you need to insert the Windows disk into the drive and exit the BIOS after saving the settings made. To do this, press the F10 key, select Yes in the dialog box that appears and press Enter.
BIOS setup for installing Windows from a boot disk
In this article, we will look at how to configure the BIOS of your computer so that you can boot from the installation (boot) CD, DVD or Blu-ray disc. The following steps are covered in other articles: Installing Windows 7. Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.
So, you have a bootable Windows disk, now you need to make sure that the computer can boot from it. To do this, you only need to change one parameter in the BIOS.
You can get there immediately after turning on the computer, when the message Press DEL to enter SETUP appears on the monitor, that is, to get into the BIOS, you need to press the Delete button while the message is displayed on the monitor.
The inscriptions may be different, there may not even be any inscriptions, this does not owe you confusion. In most cases, the following keys are most often used to get into the BIOS:
Desktop computers. Delete (in most cases), F1 or F4
Laptops. F1, F2, F3, Delete, Ctrl Alt Esc. In the case of laptops, keyboard shortcuts can be very different, depending on the model. You can find this information either via the Internet or by calling the technical support service.
Be careful, as the inscription on the screen disappears quickly enough, so after turning on the computer, you can immediately press the corresponding key several times (it is enough once, but to accurately capture the right moment, repeated pressing does NOT interfere) If on the first attempt it was not possible to see it then restart your computer with the Reset button and try again. At the start of the download, a graphic image may appear on the screen, covering the service labels. To remove it, press the Esc key. If everything is done correctly, a window with BIOS settings will appear.
There are different BIOS versions. Choose your option and follow the instructions given.
UEFI (EFI) BIOS
The main window of the UEFI BIOS looks like the picture below. In the upper right corner of the window, you can set the interface language. I have selected “Russian”. Left-click once on the Exit / Additional button.
In the window that appears, left-click “Additional mode”.
The UEFI BIOS extended mode window will appear, in which you need to select the “Boot” menu item, as shown in the picture below.
You will see the menu items shown below in the picture. Considering that Windows will be installed from a boot disk, left-click on the button opposite “Boot Options # 1”.
In the small window that appears, select your DVD-ROM. My DVD drive (disc reader) is named after the company that made it. “Optiarc DVD RW”. The ego must be chosen. Your DVD drive name can of course be the second.
This completes the BIOS settings required to install Windows from the disk. To save the set parameters, click the “Exit” button. In the window that appears, select “Save changes and reset”.
The computer will restart with the subsequent installation of Windows from the boot disk (if available in the drive).
How to disable standby?
To go to the standby mode settings, go to the control panel. power supply. Click on the link “setting the power supply scheme opposite the active circuit”.
You will see the settings for turning off the display and switching to standby mode. First, try selecting the “display off” setting and select from the list. never.
If that doesn’t help, then just Disable standby. To do this, select in the settings “puts the computer into sleep mode”. never.
Also try using hibernation instead of sleep mode. To do this, go through the control panel to the power settings again.
Next, follow the link on the left. the actions of the power buttons.
Next, make the settings so that when you turn off or press the sleep button, the computer goes into hibernation. By the way, cool trick.
In general, you can set everything as I have in the screenshot below and click save.
The settings were carried out using the example of Windows 8. In Windows 7 and XP they are very similar, so I think there will be NO problems with this. But if something doesn’t work out. ask in the comments.
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1 Exit Standby
If, after the standby mode, the computer behaves as described above, then we proceed in the following sequence:
- First, check that the monitor is turned on. Usually, the indicator flashes in this case. If the computer does not respond to mouse and keyboard clicks, press the Power button on the system unit.
- If the monitor does not turn on, the indicator blinks, but you can hear how the system unit works, then hold down the Power button for 10-15 seconds until the computer turns off.
- Then turn on the computer again with the Power button. Typically, the computer will then turn on because standby is cleared when the power is turned off.
- If the monitor does not turn on again, then, if possible, check if your monitor works on another PC, laptop or tablet (most likely it will work).
First, try replacing the monitor-to-card cable. If there is still no reaction, then it is better to take the computer to a service center for diagnostics.
It is better to take the entire computer, because if you remove and bring one card for diagnostics, then something is rarely found.
As I said above, hardware problems are less common, most often the situation is repeated from time to time when the monitor does not turn on Until you restart or forcibly turn off the computer with the Power button pressed.
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What can be done to prevent this from happening again?
1. Try updating the card drivers to more recent ones. Perhaps the standby mode does not work correctly in your driver version.
Note: Drivers Some devices may NOT support operation after hibernation (in Windows XP, standby mode). For example speakers, mouse or keyboard.
In this case, disconnect and reconnect the device. Also update drivers if possible. Read more about this in this article.
2. If it does not help, then it may be worth setting up the standby mode. on this below.
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Why does my computer NOT wake up from standby?
Greetings to all readers. Recently, there have been quite frequent questions about the fact that the computer does NOT return to a working state after the standby mode.
The computer is humming, the coolers are spinning and the monitor does not turn on, only the indicator is blinking.
over, such behavior of the computer causes fear in people. Immediately, the thought appears “did something wrong or broke”.
In fact, in most cases the problem is software (drivers or Windows), although hardware malfunctions of the computer (cable, card) are also NOT excluded.
In this article I will try to consider all the possible causes and solutions to this problem.
- Exiting Standby Mode
- What can be done to prevent this from happening again?
- How to disable standby?
- Hibernation vs Sleep in a nutshell
Hibernation vs Sleep in a nutshell
In sleep mode (it works by default), the computer goes into a power-down mode, in case you need to be away for a short time and then resume working at the computer.
In this case, work in programs will remain in the same form and they will be open.
The main cons:
- In the event of a power outage, all data will be lost and nothing will be saved.
- Sometimes problems arise when the monitor does not turn on and the indicator blinks (the article is devoted to this topic).
Hibernation mode allows us to save all our data in RAM to the hard disk and return to the previous working mode after turning off the computer.
In simple words, we turn off the computer DO NOT close programs and save nothing. After turning on, the computer boots in the same state as it was (with open programs, etc.).
The computer boots up much faster (which is why I use this mode all the time).
All data is retained when power off.
Usually, in this mode, there are no problems as with sleep mode (when the monitor does not turn on, etc.).
In general, it is up to you to decide which of these to use, but just for experience and possibly simplification of working at the computer, I recommend trying hibernation mode.
Sleep-mode customization in the control panel
Getting into the power supply settings menu through the tip indicated in the previous section, or using a more familiar way (this is to open the control panel and stay in it at the “Power supply” section), you will also get the ability to disable Windows 10 hibernation and debug its work, and more flexible and accurate than described above.
Next to the power plan you are currently using, press control “Setting up the power supply scheme “. In the window that appears in front of you, you will have the right to set the time interval for activating the sleep status both when powered from the mains and from the battery. In addition, you will also have the ability to completely turn off sleep by selecting the option “Never” in the context menu.
To get access to the detailed sleep-mode parameters, you should use the “Change additional power settings” control in the lower area of the active window. In this category, you will have the opportunity to configure additional options that provide:
Well, another significant category that should not be bypassed in order to configure Windows 10 hibernation is the Power Buttons and Cover section. Here you have the right to set the default computer functions when the lid is closed (meaning the laptop lid) and the behavior of the power key (the default value is the “Sleep” option).
If necessary, as an auxiliary option, there is a configuration for deactivating drives if the PC is inactive (in the “Hard disk” subsection), as well as customization of turning off the device or minimizing the screen brightness (in the “Screen” subsection).
How to turn off Windows 10 hibernation?
To disable sleep-mode, you should, as always, resort to the services of the new “Options” menu available in the Start menu. Instead, in a more familiar way, you can use the keyboard shortcut “WinI”. In the new menu, select the subcategories “System”, and after that. the section “Power and sleep mode”.
In the menu section, you can configure the activation of sleep-mode when recharging the laptop both from the mains and from the battery.
Auxiliary configuration options can be accessed slightly below, under the Advanced Power Options category. Here we can configure the operation of the laptop by closing the lid or pressing the shutdown button. You can get acquainted with this option in more detail in the subsections presented just below.
Windows 10 sleep mode. how to disable and enable sleep-mode, and how to configure it?
In the place of permanent shutdown of the PC upon completion of work with it, instead, you can easily go to sleep mode Windows 10 Using a specific button. How to enable sleep mode, how to deactivate it, what difficulties an ordinary user may encounter while interacting with sleep-mode. we are going to provide the dear reader with answers to all of the above questions in this manual.
How to enable sleep-mode in Windows 10?
To put the computer into sleep mode, we will use the start button “Start”: hold it down and in the auto goods menu, right-click on the power-on icon, and after that, in the pop-up menu, select the category “Sleep mode”.
As a result of this elementary manipulation, the computer display will go out, but the PC itself will not be turned off. To turn the operating system back to the working status, you should press any button on the keyboard or jerk the mouse cursor on the screen.
The main difficulties when interacting with sleep-mode
1. Well, Windows 10 hibernation is deactivated, the display is also turned off, but after a short time interval the screen is still turned off and no action occurs. This problem tends to happen to users most often. Open the control panel, then go to the section “Design and personalization”, subsection “Changing the splash screen”.
Next, you should deactivate the screen saver, since it is he who we see during the above sequence of actions.
2. The device does NOT wake up from sleep mode. either a black display is shown or there is no reaction to button presses, however, the indication itself indicates that the sleep state is activated. The most obvious way to fix such a problem is to reinstall the standard adapter driver installed by Windows 10 by default to the personalized one offered by the device manufacturer. Use the Display Driver Uninstaller utility to uninstall the outdated driver version, and when the uninstallation is complete, download the personalized drivers from the manufacturer’s website. Attention: if the situation described above happened on a laptop with an integrated graphics chipset, most likely you will need the final version of the library from the website of the PC manufacturer itself. If there is no version for “ten” here, take a build suitable for Win 7 or Win 8 and put it in compatibility-mode.
3. The power of the stationary computer or laptop is immediately resumed after entering the sleep state or turning off the device. This functionality was often observed by our editors on Lenovo devices (however, this behavior is likely on other brands as well). To resolve the above malfunction, deactivate the recovery timers in the additional voltage supply parameters in the control panel (to get there, use the right mouse button on the start).
That’s all the difficulties that Windows 10 hibernation can push the user to. We hope that the sleep state on your PC will continue to work stably and without complaints, and if you need any manual intervention, you will be able to use it quickly and easily. in which our instructions will help you.