Locked up laptop

Dell / Inspirion 1150
June 5, 2009 at 08:06:39
Specs: Windows XP
My laptop (XP Windows locked up last night & now will not complete the reboot) is is a Dell Inspirion 1150 (I knew I needed a new one, but this is terrible). I would like to get computer running long enough to download data. Any suggestions?

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#1
June 5, 2009 at 08:09:41
... try tapping "F8" key @ boot-up select "last good known configuration"

Grrrr
"...pentathol makes you sing like a canary"
http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/...
... got brain freeze


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#2
June 5, 2009 at 08:10:42
Thanks I will try that

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#3
June 5, 2009 at 08:11:37
What do you mean by Locked Up ???
Is it in Jail ??? What crime did it commit ??? lol
Need to explain more.

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#4
June 5, 2009 at 08:15:52
I knew I needed a new one, but this is terrible

What drew you to this conclusion? Did you abused it? Did you pushed it beyond what it was designed for (see below).

Manufacturers product description:

The Dell Inspiron 1150 notebook ((Celeron 2.60GHz, 256MB, 30GB)) is an ideal mobile solution for value-conscious users with essential computing requirements.

i_Xp/VistaUser


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#5
June 5, 2009 at 09:47:30
It is over 5 years old and was having problems being very slow, I defragged it last week thinking it would help with the speed as it had in the past...it is terrible I had not downloaded photos from the computer to a CD...

It is now on the desktop with the little happy hour glass


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#6
June 6, 2009 at 04:52:54
OK, Laptop was set to restart, but stopped with an Hourglass ???
You could hold in the power button, to force a shutdown.

One thing is that Windows plays a sound file at Log-off, on its way to shutting down or restarting. Windows HELP says ---->

If Windows shuts down correctly when it is not configured to play an exit sound, the sound file you have been using as your Exit Windows sound might be damaged. To solve this problem, do one of the following:

Restore the sound file from a backup.
Reinstall the program that provided the sound file.
Leave Windows configured so that no Exit Windows sound file is played.
Use a different sound file for your Exit Windows sound.

To determine whether the Exit Windows sound file is damaged

Open Sounds and Audio Devices Properties in Control Panel.
On the Sounds tab, in the Program events list, click Exit Windows.
In the Sounds list, click (None), and then click OK.
Shut down your computer.
Note

To open Sounds and Audio Devices Properties, click Start, click Control Panel, click Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices, and then click Sounds and Audio Devices.


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#7
June 6, 2009 at 07:11:35
All I go was a black screen, I think the video card may be shot...

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#8
June 6, 2009 at 11:22:02
when you first hit the power button, do you see the dell logo?
the message to hit F2, to enter the setup? Can you enter the setup?

larry


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#9
June 6, 2009 at 14:24:19
No, all I get is a black screen now! Thanks

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#10
June 6, 2009 at 14:57:43
"...it is over 5 years old... "

... the cmos battery that controls the bios needs renewing @ least within 3 years ... some will last five!

manual download

online manual

... be carefull before you remove the cmos battery as there may be a security lock-out in the chip if there is a bios password set... make sure you have the new one ready when you switch them over.

mainboard casing
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Grrrr
"...pentathol makes you sing like a canary"
http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/...
... got brain freeze


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