Screen shut down

  surfer47 15:22 19 Mar 2008
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My PC has started going into a semi shutdown mode, the screen goes blank and and when I tap a key it shows a "User" icon and this takes me back to where I was. Previously when the screen went blank just tapping a key went back to where I was. This has started happening since I went into Safe Mode to try and resolve an Uninstall problem, which incidently did not work. How can I go back to how it used to be?
Regards

  Technotiger 15:24 19 Mar 2008

If using XP - try a System Restore back to when all was working ok.

  surfer47 22:06 19 Mar 2008

Thanks for that. What happens to any work I have saved already?

  big bloke66 22:08 19 Mar 2008

It will still be there, or least it should.

  Technotiger 22:10 19 Mar 2008

System Restore will take your PC back to whatever Restore date you choose. Anything you have saved and want to keep after that Restore date you should save to an external media, such as CD or Flash Drive, or on an external drive.

  Technotiger 22:11 19 Mar 2008

PS - as big bloke66 said, it should still be there - my suggestion was a 'just-in-case' to be on the safe side.

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