The problem I am having with my 600, is that on boot up, it will either complete the boot to XP then then freeze up, which needs a reboot. Or, will not boot initially and the letter A light, flashes, then the laptop shuts down. Any ideas?
Did you download the latest drivers from dell web page? I had a similar problem with my Dell D620. The problem was the chipset drivers. I downloaded the chipset drivers from dell and the the problem disappeared.
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Hi, You can try go to Start - Control Panel - Power Options and check what you want computer do when you close the lid of your laptop. Fix that and restart laptop to apply the setting. If the boot up not complete and restart by itself, in my opinon, there is something wrong on the start up process, could be hardware malfuctions, could be a software not compatible. Try check the start up process to see.(use Start- Run: msconfig) If this happen often, you should call the Samsung customer services to find out. Laptop i3 should still under warranty.
try booting in safe mode, and watch as the drivers are opened, as safe mode boots. take note of the last driver or file which it stops on before freezing or resetting, then look up (google) the name of the file or driver (.dll file), to find out where your problem is. if it turns out to be a driver file associated with your phone modem, then it is your phone modem which is preventing the computer from starting.
if that doesnt work, then strip the computer down completely to 1 ram stick, the cpu, mobo, video card (or integrated) and 1 hard drive. disable any unnecesarry integrated components (such as the soundcard) in BIOS, and remove any usb devices or pci cards which are not absolutely necessary to boot the computer (such as a phone modem card, an external hard drive or wireless network card).
the computer should boot once stripped down to the bare essentials and all unnecessary hard ware is disabled/removed. if it boots, then add back/reenable your extra cards, and devices one at a time, until you find the device which is keeping it from booting.
if it will still not boot when stripped down, then it is an essential, such as the motherboard, which is at fault.
Blue screen is not a good sign at all. It can man alot of things, the driver is not right, you have a virus on your computer, or someone is in your computer. I would go and get and good firewall program or use xp or vista firewall. If that doesn't work then you do have virus. I would do a complete refresh on the system longest you have the recovery disk.
ok if it is windows xp and u want to format it then what u can try is that if u have the option for the complete pc restore,then what u need to do is that shut down the computer completely and then all u need to do is that shut down the computer completely from the power button and then press and hold down the "ctrl" button and then press the power button only once and keep tapping the f11 key on the keyboard....and follow the instruction that says complete factory setting and then it will give u some message from symantec and then click on ok and the computer will be format,all u need to do is follow the instruction very carefully.....
or u can try once again,shut down the computer and then press the power button only once and keep tapping f12 key on the keyboard and then highlight the cd drive and then put nthe xp disk in and keep tapping enter and enter and enter untill it will take u to the windows set up screen and then it will give u the option to press R to repair and esc to continue and press esc on the keyboard and then delete all the partition the instructuin will be given just read it carefully and it will be formatted........hope this will work take care...