Question about Dell Inspiron 1545 Notebook
It's not clear if the laptop shutsdown while in use or while its idle. it it shuitsdown while its idle meaning keyboard and mouse not touched for about 5 minutes this might caused by the power options from the control panel. try to turn off the power options make sure it is set to never.
if shutsdown happens while moving mouse and touching keyboard this might be cause a conflicting windows update. try to reboot computer the boot to F8 then select last known good configuration. if this fails try to run PSA test. power off the laptop then press and hold on the Fn key then press power button at the same time just one, this will run the pre-boot self assessment to check memory and hdd problems, once you see colors display press Y to continue testing, take note of any error code might display such as 0142 and 0146 this are hard drive issues and might needing to replace your hdd.
Posted on Nov 13, 2009
Try removing any external devices first (Ex. USB devices) then run some diagnostic test:
1. Turn on computer
2. Tap F12 continuously on the Dell logo screen
3. Select Diagnostics
4. Wait for the test results (approximately 10-15min.)
If all test passed no problems have been found, it means there is no problem with hardware/computer. The problem is now pointing out to be software problem. Solution will be restoring it back to factory settings.
1. Turn on computer
2. Tap F8 continuously on the Dell logo screen
3. Select Repair computer
4. Follow instructions... then select "Dell Factory Image Restore " on the recovery options
5. Follow instructions
6. Wait for 20-25min. and computer now is back to factory settings
Hope this helps
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