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Screen crashed to flickering gray screen

My laptop screen crashes while I am logged on in the middle of everything from checking emails to transitioning between web sites. The screen crash is a mostly gray with some white and blue flickers like a lightning storm. I usually hit ESC. button and re-enter my sites after a minute or so. I can usually pick up right where the crash occurred after I return after a crash. I had this issue about a year ago,and received a "Fix" via the re-boot/SAFE mode menu. I don't remember how it was solved.

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Try a roll back of the Graphics driver. Have you done any Graphic Updates? Install the driver from the DELL or Windows Update website. Does it work with a external monitor? When you boot in safe mode your machine uses the Basis graphics driver. Is the monitor OK when you boot in safe mode?

Posted on Jan 07, 2013

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SOURCE: computer froze

Yes, it does. Try this:
How to Repair Install: ***Also removes Service Packs***
Sometimes the only way to repair XP is to reinstall. You do not have to wipe your partition and start over. Just as with previous versions of Windows you can reinstall right over top of an existing setup. This has the advantage of retaining your installed applications, data and settings. You will lose previously saved System Restore Points but System Restore will begin creating new restore points again immediately following the Repair Install. You will need to reinstall SP2 and any Critical Updates from the Windows Update Site. Be aware that a Repair Install will leave your system vulnerable to the Blaster and Welchia worms. Do not go on line until you have enabled XP's firewall first. Then visit the Windows Update Site to patch your system It is always prudent to backup important data before you make changes to XP.
There are two approaches. The first one should be used if you can still boot to your Windows Desktop. Simply pop the XP CD into the CD-Rom drive and select Install->Upgrade[recommended]. This will install XP overtop of itself in the same way as upgrading from a previous setup. However if your version is an OEM version then you will not have this option. If you do not see the option to Upgrade[recommended] DO NOT choose New Install as that will either overwrite your current setup completely or give you a dual boot setup. Also if you have an older version of XP and have upgraded to a new service pack you will get a message stating that a newer version of Windows was found and you will not be able to run the Upgrade. Create a Slipstream version to solve this problem
If you cannot boot to the Desktop, or you have an OEM version of XP, or you want to remove a service pack then the following should be used to complete a Repair Install.
Boot with the Windows XP CD and at the Setup Screen press the Enter Key
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You will be taken to the Windows XP Licensing Agreement. After reading the agreement press F8 to proceed.
setup02.jpg The next screen gives you the option to do a fresh (clean) install or to repair the selected Windows XP installation. To run a Repair Install Press "R" at this time.
***CAUTION*** if you do not see the option to repair the selected Windows XP installation DO NOT choose the option to continue installing a fresh copy without repairing as that will overwrite your data and cause unrecoverable data loss.
setup03.jpg Windows XP will copy the necessary files to your Hard Drive to begin the installation and will then reboot. You will see the message that informs you to "Press any key to boot the CD". Do not press any keys this time just wait a few seconds and the Windows Startup Screen will be displayed. Following this you will be greeted by the Windows XP Setup Screens.
setup05.jpg rc%20017.jpg setup06.jpg When Setup has completed you should find all of your previously installed apps and settings are intact.

Posted on Jul 17, 2008

Pyrhyc
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SOURCE: Windows Vista crash/hang in Dell Inspirion 1525

Disable the turbo memroy driver and see if it will let you go onlin, if so download the driver or updated driver (if any), then unistall and reinstall it. If it won't allow you to do this, then try a system repair with your recovery or operating system disc.

Posted on Jul 23, 2008

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SOURCE: Blue screen with rows of white lines (not BSOD) causing laptop crash

A blue screen generally indicates an operating system error or hard drive failure. Start by doing a system repair with your recovery or operating system disc. If the repair doesn't take, then reformat the hard drive and install a new operating system. If the hard drive won't format, or you have any issues during or after the install, then the hard drive has failed and will need replaced. You will need an operating system or recovery disc in order to do this. If this is a preloaded machine that didn't come with any discs, then you will need to acquire the disc.

Posted on Aug 13, 2008

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The initial Dell Screen you see at the begining is your BIOS access. Push F12 repeatedly when you see this screen and it will take you into a system restore mode. It will let you boot from CD first (which your PC is not set up for). You should be able to start the CD fine from there.

Posted on Sep 21, 2009

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SOURCE: I get a blue screen with flickering white lines

It couuld be the invertor is burning out.
If you boot into safe mode and the same thing happens, it is not a software problem or drivers.

Posted on Sep 28, 2009

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