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I've been running Windows 7 Pro 32-bit RTM on a Dell E1505 with Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0Ghz, 2GB RAM, ATI Mobility Radeon x1400 for a few weeks now.

My 1 and only problem is that ever since the fresh install of the OS, my Sleep/Hibernate has not been resuming properly BUT only in certain instances.

If my monitor is open (whether or not it is on or off), if I manually go into sleep or if it goes timeout to sleep, then it can resume perfectly and the monitor turns back on. However, if my lid is closed (whether my monitor is on or off - as I have tried it both ways with drivers that don't turn off the monitor when lid closed), after going timeout to sleep/hibernate, the resume comes back (since I can hear everything working and use keyboard shortcuts to works programs) but with a BLANK SCREEN (not just black, but off like it didn't turn back on).

I have ATI drivers v8.593.100.0 and intel motherboard chipset drivers version 9.1.1.

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