Question about Dell Inspiron 8600 Notebook
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.
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
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