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Windows 7: computer hangs after restart

13 May 2016   #1
davy crockett

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
computer hangs after restart

I have an old Dell Inspiron that seems to hang after restarting/rebooting. When I restart the pc, it shuts down but then hangs at a blank screen instead of restarting. Sometimes I have to reboot it again to get it to restart. Or I would shut down pc for a few hours or the next day. Sometimes it works, other times it doesn't. This problem happens randomly, there are times when rebooting worked ok.
Can anybody say why this happens?

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13 May 2016   #2
Spencer Hedrick

Windows 7 64 Bit

Hello Davy,

I would recommend a clean reinstall of the operating system. This may save you from problems in the long run.

Here is a link you can use that can link you to instructions for whichever operating system that you are running:

How Do I Perform a Clean Install of Windows?
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13 May 2016   #3

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring

Dont think that will help if the system specs relate to that comp.
Thats not a Dell.
BUT it should have a reset to factory settings, if its not, (unfortunately just W7 lots of updates to follow).

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