Maybe the unsigned drivers are the issue? Have you tried uninstalling the
Viewsonic & re-installing with Vista's built in signed drivers, to see what
> Relevant Info -
> CPU: AM2 5200
> Mobo: M2N32-SLI Deluxe wifi edition
> O/S: Vista 32 home premium
> GPU: 2 X EVGA 7600GT 256mb (sli mode)
> Monitor: Viewsonic 27" LCD T.V. utilizing DVI port from primary slot vga
> (don't know model # off the top of my head, i'm at work, but I do know I dl
> the unsigned drivers vista os zip file from viewsonic's website)
> PSU: 600W
> All drivers are current/up-to-date.
> PROBLEM: Put computer into sleep mode either through start menu or pushing
> pwr button (i've set requirement for pwr button < 4sec = sleep mode). I go
> to work. 8 hrs later, I come back, click mouse or push a key on keyboard.
> Electronically, computer wakes up, however, display/monitor stays on standby.
> I'll press a button on the Viewsonic's remote control to get the bugger out
> of standby mode, but it immediately goes back to a blank screen/standby,
> which tells me, computer isn't "waking" up the lcd like it should OR
> basically, the two ain't communicating.
> So, I'll 1)Press the reset switch (but sometimes this is a hit or miss, b/c
> upon reboot the LCD may or may not come out of standby and start displaying,
> which again means the two ain't communicating), and if it does work, I'll get
> asked to start in safe mode, last known config, etc. OR 2)I'll decide to
> hold down pwr button, shut computer off, then power on, upon which I'll get
> asked to start in safe mode, last known config, etc. This has been happening
> before and after sli mode, so I know it's not that. This has been a pain in
> the rear, even with XP, so I know it's not just another new bug with vista.
> But now I'm finally fed up with it, and am querying about it.
> Q: How do I fix?
> I've tried messing with bios plug n play options, windows "sleep" mode
> options, removing and re-plugging DVI cable while computer just sits there
> on, the t.v.'s menu options, etc, but to no avail, the display won't come up.
> So, I've just set settings to never turn off hard drive or monitor, or enter
> sleep mode, and leave screensaver on, so that I don't have to deal with my
> blank screen issue.
> In advance, I'd like to thank all those that provide T/S tips, I'm
> desperate. It'd be nice to come home, and after the comp has been asleep a
> while, just click mouse button and everything comes up normally, everytime,
> all the time. (This may also help you help me troubleshoot, USB Razer
> diamondback mouse & USB generic dynex keyboard, AND this problem doesn't seem
> to occur when the comp is in sleep mode for a short while, say less than 1 or
> Lastly, apologize for the novel read, I'm comp. literate and am capable of
> entering the registry to tweak this or that, have exhausted the forums/faq
> sections, and will do whatever I gotta do to get this unique problem solved
> once and for all.
> Blank Screen