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Dell Inspiron 8600

This just started. After no activity pc starts in standby but hangs up with "preparing to stand by". I have to hold power button down to turn off and then restart.


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Reinstall systems display drivers
and first of all do an msconfig,
To start MSCONFIG click START and go to RUN. Type MSCONFIG and you will see the program open.
click on startup tab and then click on disable all
then click on apply
it will prompt you to restart the system
once your system restarts do remember to put a check mark in the box which says do not show me this message again

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This is a state your BIOS corrupted. Re-installation may not be successful. Need to re-program the chip with original BIOS.This process is technical and need expertise in that. I really don't know a BIOS reset will work for you. There is some steps you can try
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The shock from the drop may have displaced the memory modules and the video drivers could be failing, take them/it out and re-seat them/it, then try to boot the pc again. If this does not work the hard drive has took the brunt of the shock and you have to run the recovery cd or partition. I must warn you however, that you could loose data if you have to perform a recovery.
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Try removing the battery, then hold down the power button for 10secs and then put the battery back in, then connect the power cord back up and switch it on.

Once you get back to the desktop run a test on the HDD.


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have you checked all connections to the battery, make sure the battery terminals are free of cerrosion(rust&mold) make sure alll the power cables are intact. it does not sound like the power supply due to the fact that the light is coming on for a min or so.

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