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My dell inspiron 1545 shuts down by itself, dell says i need to reinstall operating system. first noticed it if I was using it while being charged but now it does it anytime

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    Lee Hodgson May 11, 2010

    Hi, Can you describe your problem in more detail. Does the laptop just shut off or does it go through the shut down process?

  • twenty8graph May 11, 2010

    its possible its overheating...do you have it on a hard surface? do you hear your fan?

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I have the exact same problem. However I don't think the problem is the oper. system. The computer shuts down at random; many times it won't even boot. I originally thought maybe their was a loose ram stick, so i tried replacing it and had no luck. Then I tried removing the hdd and tried to get into the BIOS, but it still sometimes would shut off; meaning that the o/s can't be the problem.

It still works sometimes, but other times just shuts off or won't make it past the initial boot screen. I'm thinking it has to be a problem with something in the power supply. It's seems like the power just completely cuts off, i've never seen anything like it.

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If you do not have lots of data you may need to reinstall but if you do try to format the hard drive first fully not only quick format...you need to clean everything on the hard drive and that is most peopl over look just to short the time.
If you are going to do it then do it good so you do not need to come back to same issue in the futur...good luck

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There are a couple of things which can cause this unfortunately none of them are good if you haven't backed up any files you created. If your virus files are up to date then you are left with a choice to reload or repair the OS. Boot your windows installation DVD and select repair windows files as the option. If it works only the windows files will be changed and you lose no data you created. If it does not then you are left with a total system restore. You can try doing system restore to put your os back to a day or two before the problem started but this rarely works.

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My Dell Inspiron 1545 shutt down by itself...


Not necessarily, there can be all kinds of reasons for OS corruption.
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  2. Since it is prompting to reinstall the OS, you can Re-Image the system using CTRL+F11 and the Dell Splash Screen for windows XP, or off the F8 menu for Vista

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