My Monitor is in permanent sleep mode.

Wow! I was following Mcaffee's steps to renew my virus protection  and my computer quit (Inspiron 4600). The steps were: 1) uninstall your current virus protection 2) install the new stuff.
I completed step 1 ok, but in the time it takes to reboot and begin step 2, my monitor drifted off to dreamland. When I turn on my computer (either from the hard drive or a boot disk), the computer never leaves sleep mode unless I unplug the monitor from the computer. The orange sleep light is on (near the power button). Does this mean that a virus misconfigured the board which drives the monitor? What is the recovery process? My computer is now a boat-anchor.
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Re: My Monitor is in permanent sleep mode.


Can you boot into safemode?

* Power the system off
* Power the system on
* At the blue Dell, tap F8 to bring up the Windows boot menu
* Scroll to and select Safe Mode [Press the Enter Key]
* Select the first or only operating system [Press the Enter Key]
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