Originally Posted by rogi |
It will not wake up, I have to shut off the monitor and when turned back on all my programs I was in are still there.
That sounds like Sleep mode.
Check the settings in Control Panel -> Power Options and you will need to configure those with the setting for when the screensaver starts. So get the screensaver to start first, after 5-10 minutes shut down the monitor, after another 5-10 minutes it goes to into Sleep mode. Even changing them from one setting to another, testing, then setting them back, might reset them.
In Power Options,if you have a desktop PC, I suggest you use Balanced, not Power Saving (that you mention), it might be aimed more at Laptop computers.
Pressing the power button is probably how you bring it out of Sleep, it is on my PC.
Note that you need to move the mouse or press a key on the keyboard to stop the power saving modes from kicking-in. If you are reading something or watching a stream or video the power savers can start.
Black and white screensaver pictures...if you have set your whole Pictures folder for a screensaver, there might be too many files or folders for the screensaver to handle. Try selecting a few or say, copy some pictures you want to show into one folder (called Screensaver?).