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    Group policy - Black Screen?

    Hi all,

    Teachers have mentioned that monitors are going black during lessons, do you think that would be the monitor sleeping or a Screen Saver issue?

    The machines are Windows 7 and I'm presuming its a power issue so I've changed the group policy setting to reflect this but thought I'd ask on the off chance some of you have seen a similar issue?

    Thanks

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    We get a black screen with a cursor occasionaly but this is during logon.

    Is the power light on the monitor going orange to show sleep mode?

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    Could be the monitor going to sleep if there's no activity from the end user on their workstation.

    Windows 7 default screensaver is a black screen, so this could be the problem.

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    I think I've solved it by setting up a power scheme! Its difficult because one teacher states its fine now and another in the same department stated its not working! Think I need to stop being lazy and go look myself!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiza View Post
    We get a black screen with a cursor occasionaly but this is during logon.

    Is the power light on the monitor going orange to show sleep mode?
    Did you ever find a solution to this? I have the same issue. It does not always seem to do it and only started recently, don't know what's changed to trigger it either. A forced reboot usually solves it and login works fine afterwards.

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    It was a combination of changing the power scheme and increasing the time out on the screen saver sorted the issue for us.

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