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8600 inspiron laptop

Very slow boot up,running in appears to be safe mode ,unable to change
to normal operation,need new battery ,but this is when its plugged in.

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  • tmspikehd Jun 29, 2008

    thank you for your input,i ran a dell resource cd and it flagged a defective a/c adapter ,will not connect to internet,i guess since

    some drivers are missing still running tests.



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Unless you can see the little safe mode text in all 4 corners then it sounds like the computer IS in regular windows, but the video card drivers are gone. Try re-installing the video card drivers from Dell for that particular video card (there are several possibilities) and see if that helps. It is possible the video card is going bad, but usually re-installing the video drivers works.
This could be a sign of other problems too- start with the video drivers and see if that helps. If it does not- I'm guessing the operating system is corrupt, virused, or the video card is going bad.

Posted on Jun 29, 2008

  • Grant Cameron
    Grant Cameron Jun 30, 2008

    hmm- make SURE you get an original oem pa-10. I have had really bad luck with the cheap Chinese knockoffs. There are also a LOT of fake pa-10's out there. The pa-10 is the only adapter that truly works on this laptop, although a pa-12 will do in a pinch it will not charge the battery. If the adapter does not look identical- it is probably a fake. That rubber strap not being there on the adapter is a dead giveaway it is a fake.



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