Notebook crashed, no clue
Posted 03 June 2010 - 10:50 AM
Posted 21 November 2010 - 04:11 PM
A while back I was on my notebook, an XPS M1730 running Vista 32 Home, when it froze up while watching a movie. I had recently, about a week before, opened it up to clean dust and lint out of the fans and it seemed to be working fine up to this point. After it froze I killed the power and tried to reboot it. The power light came on, I got a whir from a fan but no startup. I've replaced the battery on my motherboard.
I found that I can boot my computer by hitting the button for the Media Player. I replaced my harddrive about a year ago and didn't reload the media player software so it appears the BIOS tries to boot the player, sees it's not there and then boots normal. Also, around this same time my video card started sporadically crashing on me even though I am nowhere near maxing it out.
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