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Windows 7: My Dell Inspiron has started stopping down unexpectedly- again

25 Jan 2013   #11
Saurabh A

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Hi widestination,

You may also run the 'Dell Hardware Diagnostics'; please refer to the following 'web article': Run Built-In Diagnostics for Your System | Dell

If the basic 'Diagnostics' pass, you may also choose to run a 'Custom Test' on 'Memory Diagnostics':
- Run basic diagnostics (as above)
- After the completion of 'basic diagnostics' a prompt appears: 'Would you like to run the remaining memory tests' > Select 'No'
- Select option 'Boot to utility partition' > You should be able to select the option of 'Custom Test'
- Run 'Custom Test' on 'Hard Drive' and 'Memory' one by one > Capture errors if any

We may get 'conclusive results' with the 'hardware tests'; would be a better platform to explore other possibilities, once 'hardware aspect' is isolated.

Testing the memory cards manually, was only a suggestion. You may not do it if not comfortable. Apologies for not sharing that in my previous post.

Do reply with the findings; will take it further.



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26 Jan 2013   #12
gregrocker

 

In addition to the excellent suggestions provided, here are other Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7.

If this is still the factory preinstall most tech enthusiasts will not run such a corrupt, bloated install with all the freeloaders on Win7's back, but instead choose to get the superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. If you stick with the steps given you'll have a perfect install better than 90% of users and better than a new PC considering all of the crapware larded onto them.

Until then you can also mitigate some of the bloatware's smothering effect using Clean Up Factory Bloatware
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