My XPS freezes during the sleep mode. It appears to go into sleep mode fine, with no obvious problems, but when i try to "wake it up", the entire system is frozen and I have to reboot to get things moving again. very annoying. Is there a fix for this?
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Re: Dell XPS420 Freezes after being in sleep mode
Is there a reason why you cant turn off sleep mode and just let the screen saver kick in? You can do this by right clicking on your desktop and goto properties. Then ScreenSaver, then click on power.
Change these values to never and then go back and set your screen saver...
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This can be a cooling problem. You should heck your fan is working properly and the air is circulating correctly in the case. This can also happen if you upgraded some components. Maybe the power of you power supply can be not sufficient for system use.
If this does not resolve the issue, then the motherboard or processor is faulty and you need to get it replaced, so if your system is within warranty why pay extra, get it replaced from Dell. Else contact a local tech and he'll help you out.
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During when does your computer shutdown? Please check the diagnostic lights at the back as well which ones have light on it during the time it would shutdown.
Since you said that the light is blinking yellow it just says that your power supply is running outside its normal operating range. So most likely you would need a change of power supply. Maybe a higher wattage would be better.
yep...this means that it does not have enough resurses..specially Ram memory ...and even if it worked fine sometime...you just added to it more programs or duties..and now it has a hard time dealing with ...also ...when it has some viruses or bugs of any kind its behaving like this ...so ...if you know that ya have at least 512M Ram memory ...(this will assure a decent run into Xp...for browsing and such) just reinstall it ..and this time use ant least a free antivirus like AVG 9 that just got on the market..... also ..think about upgrading the Ram memory ...if you have slots available ....just buy another one that fits into the slot specs...if not ...remove the old ones and get some with beter specs..but be sure that you know what you are buying ..cause its tricky.. first ...I repeat , just reinstall and format the C partition during ...this will make it work like it use to in the first place ...but if it had issues from the start ...you need more Ram mem...
Same with my Dell Vostro 420. At this rate I will just buy a new PC as I am wasting too much time on this. We tried usual stuff like cleaning inside, making cooler, removing certain virus software, still no luck. I have to restart 4 times a day and keep saving material. Can only restart by turning it off by pulling out power socket.