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Windows 7: Resuming Windows

09 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7
Resuming Windows

I have a Dell laptop that I went to turn on. The message "Resuming Windows" came on for about 5-10 seconds, then the computer turned off. Now when I press the power button nothing happens. No lights no noise nothing. I'm hoping its just stuck in sleep mode or something. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you

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09 Jun 2011   #2
James Colbert


Try unplugging the laptop, remove your battery, wait 30 seconds, replace battery, plug system back in and press the power button. Does it work now?
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09 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7

I did that but no change. Its only a little over a year old. I hope it didn't just take a dirt nap.
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09 Jun 2011   #4
James Colbert


If you're sure it's plugged in, you may have to let someone look at it. If it doesn't work in one outlet, try another you know has voltage (or plug a lamp or something into the outlet you're using to make sure it works).

Also, if you can get hold of another 'brick' plug made for that laptop, you could try that, or take it to radio shack or someplace that might have the ability to check the voltage output.
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09 Jun 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Some laptops won't start if the battery has been fully discharged or is totally dead, even with a power adapter connected. Leave it plugged in for 5-6 hours and try again.
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11 Jun 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)

Look at your lights....what lights are on when it's plugged in? Any lights when you unplug it?
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