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Bought a refurbed dell d600 and it's a little screwy....

On the whole it's fine... BUT whenever the laptop is unplugged and left to go idle, it doesn't wake up through the normal means. I have to hold the power button down until it switches off, then reboot
Windows isn't shutting down properly in these cases and it's come to the point where I haven't rebooted Windows properly in a couple of days but I've shut it down incorrectly quite a few times.
This can be quite frustrating when I'm halfway through a meeting then absently shut the lid and lose the work!
At points it doesn't load and just goes into system melt down (blue screen, can't find operating system or makes a high pitched note with a blue screen etc) and the only only way to get it to reboot is to go into the bios before it has time ton melt down, scroll through the menu - WITHOUT actually changing anything. Just scrollin through seems to con it into booting up.
These aren't major problems but they wind me up - yes, I have gone and played with the mobile pc settings in XP to no avail.
Please help.

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  • Kablanka Nov 01, 2008

    Hey Walterb_8

    Tried that after the first few blue screens and haven't had any hardware errors occur (see the warranty only covers hardware issues.. sods law mate).

    What do you suggest for software issues..?

    Cheers for your help.


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A blue screen can be caused by hardware or software. First let’s make sure your hardware checks out. Press and hold the <Fn> key while powering the system on. This will initiate a diagnostic routine to check your hardware. If the diags pass, (no errors) then you probably have an operating software issue.

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