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#1 micro

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 11:02

I have the Windows 8 Release preview installed native on my 90gb ssd. When i leave my computer on overnight, in the morning when i try to wake it all i see is a black screen. The monitor wakes up but the screen is entirely black, nothing i do short of restarting fixes the problem..

I disabled Sleep and hybernation, im not sure what is causing this!!!


#2 stevember

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 11:10

New night time mode.



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#3 articuno1au

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 11:28

I've been having this issue for a while.

It's something related to sleep, however I haven't been able to nail down the root cause.

I've just taken to restarting when required and allowing the hibernate file to restore my desktop session as if I were awakening the computer from sleep.

#4 KibosJ

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 11:34

I "Sort of" had this, but I waited a few seconds and it came back on.

I didn't like it, so I told my monitor not to go to sleep and now it doesn't do it.

#5 articuno1au

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 11:37

For me, assuming this is the same issue, my computer never came back from the black screen. Only solution was to restart.

#6 theyarecomingforyou

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 11:41

I came across the same issue. I've not come across it before, though I usually disable features like sleep and hibernation.

#7 KibosJ

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 11:42

For me, assuming this is the same issue, my computer never came back from the black screen. Only solution was to restart.


Is your monitor set to go to sleep?

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 11:47

Sounds like my TF101 Tablet :p

I had the same problem with the CP if it went to sleep it wouldn't wake up properly, sometimes hitting the power button once would drop it back into sleep and it would wake up, most times I had to hard reset

#9 articuno1au

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 11:54

Yes, and the computer is set to sleep also.

95% of the time it just wakes up fine and off it goes.

This particular issue isn't related to the monitors being slept.

#10 OP micro

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 22:39

Well i just went and installed all the latest MB drivers i could get my hands on. Hopefully it fixes the issue.... I also notice that if i have a screensaver set that asks for login credentials on resume, it hasn't locked up yet*.

#11 ArialBlue

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 23:15

Possibly can be related to running Out of Memory.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 00:16

Well i just went and installed all the latest MB drivers i could get my hands on. Hopefully it fixes the issue.... I also notice that if i have a screensaver set that asks for login credentials on resume, it hasn't locked up yet*.


I turned off the password request on login when it has been in sleep, that's the downside of using your Live account password to log into the machine, tooooo long.

#13 OP micro

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 23:44

Update, even with the latest drivers and having a screensaver. It still is showing a black screen when idle for over 6 hours upon mouse movement. This seriously blows because i use my computer for networked media sharing, having to reboot it all the time doesn't help.

#14 NitramX9X

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 00:01

Did you check in Event Viewer to see if any errors were reported?

#15 OP micro

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 01:53

Nothing except for Kernel-Power from me having to hard shut down the computer every time i get the black screen. Its quite frustrating.