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Dell XPS M1530 trouble shutting down

Hi My XPS M1530 has on/off issues in trying to shut down via the power button or assigning sleep mode or hibernation mode, It begins to shut down, then reboots itself. Sometimes the only way to shut down is to hold down the power button.

If anyone could help with this issue I'd appreciate it.

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  • rheale Feb 03, 2009

    that shutdown method did work for me - the system shut down right away... now if i could only get Windows to work as well.

  • Anonymous Feb 07, 2009

    Same exact problem, trouble shooting it now.

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    I have the screen saver running correctly. I have the settings ( running Windows 7) to Never both for plugged in and battery for sleep mode. The computer still goes blank after a time. Moving the mouse does not re activate the screen. I am forced to hit the power button to shut down the computer. This issue is beginning to re occur with more frequency. Wheat are your suggestions

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Try this, just to see if the shutdown actually works.

Open a command prompt and enter the following:

shutdown -s -t 05

-s is to shutdown, -t 05 is a 5 second countdown.  Let me know if it actually shuts down.

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