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Programs won't load, screen won't show anything after sleep

Hp notebook 15-r218n
Microsoft Windows 10 (32-bit)

hey guys 

For background information : I dropped my laptop recently, off a low seat and it was in a rucksack so I'm assuming not much harm was done. 

So today I try to use my laptop and it takes forever to even log in, and once I do , no programs such as Chrome or netflix would open, no matter how much I click them

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. Also once the laptop goes to sleep, when I wake it the screen just goes blank and it shows the mouse, is there anything I can do to solve this?

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Programs won't load, screen won't show anything after sleep

First:- Turn off the computer, press and hold the PWR button for 4 seconds.

Then - Leave only keyboard and mouse connected, disconnect all externally connected
devices such as Docking Station, USB storage devices, displays, and printers.
Unplug the AC adapter from the computer.

Next - Press and Hold the Power button for 15 seconds to Hard Reset.
Rinse and Repeat; Re-Connect the AC adapter.

NOW begin checking/testing/proving the Hardware is fit for purpose.
Power on your PC, press ESC (repeatedly), then F2 at the prompt.
Choose System Tests (Fast Test does a 4 minute hardware check).

HP PC Hardware Diagnostics Windows is a Windows-based utility that allows you to run diagnostic tests to determine if the computer hardware is functioning properly. The tool runs within the Windows operating system in order to diagnose hardware failures. HP PC Hardware Diagnostics Windows comes pre-installed on new HP computers, but if not on yours, download here:-


And ask again when the reports are in.

A Nod Is As Good As a Wink...

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