I have a Dell Inspiron 3250 desktop with windows 10 and a Dell SE198WFP monitor. When the computer goes into power save mode, the monitor won't restart and I have to restart the computer to make it work. When the computer goes into power save mode, the computer power button has a flashing white light and the power button on the monitor has an amber light. The screen is black. If I move the mouse, the flashing white light on the computer turns solid (stops flashing) and I can hear the computer starting up. The power button on the monitor turns from amber to blue and there is a message on the black screen that says "Auto Detect (Analog Input) Entering Power Save". After a few seconds this message goes away and the light on the monitor's power button turns amber again. The monitor will not start up. If I turn the computer off and then restart it, the monitor comes on and works fine. What can I do to make the monitor come back on without having to restart the computer every time?
The fault could be that the 2007 SE198WFP does not have a dedicated Windows 10 INF driver. So Windows 10 is using a "default" INF.
Change the SE198WFP Input Select to "2. Analog Input" instead of "1. Auto Detect" and retest.
If still no go, I would test in this way, removing VGA =
Inspiron 3250 HDMI out port --> HDMI to DVI cable --> SE198WFP DVI in port
Use the SE198WFP Input Select button and choose "3. Digital Input"