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Inspiron 1720 reboots randomly. tried reseating ram and cant find solution. the reboot happens usually when i try to use programs and just shuts down and restarts like nothing happened. help is very appreciated.

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  • camdamanjaco Sep 11, 2010

    i cannot find the auto restart turn off. no where in my startup will it say press F8. any other suggestions?



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Most likely related to the blue screen issues. a possible reinstall of the OS may be needed. To check if it is blue screen related, restart the computer, press F8 when system restarts, then select the option to disable auto-restart option on the advanced options menu and press Enter. Next time you use the system, see if it will still auto-restart or if you'll get a blue screen. If there is an error, a system rstore or OS repair or reinstall may also be needed.

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  • camdamanjaco Sep 11, 2010

    thanks! will try turning the auto restart off.

  • camdamanjaco Sep 11, 2010

    tried to get there but cant find where i push F8. any tips or other suggestions?

  • camdamanjaco Sep 12, 2010

    still stuck and now it wont shut down correctly.

  • Rodie Sep 16, 2010

    not sure if this has been sorted out, but press/tap F8 a few times while the computer is restarting. You will not see any message about it, just tap F8 a few times when the computer/Windows is restarting until yuo get to the Advanced Options menu



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