Inspiron 1545 goes to sleep and doesn't wake back up unless I turn it completely off.

breckrider

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This started about 3 weeks ago. The screen would go black if I let the computer idle but it wouldn't wake back up. I could hear the fan running and the white power light was burning steady. I had to physically power it down then back on. I'd get the screen asking to start with command prompt, etc or start normally. A couple of times it asked to do a repair. The chkdsk ran twice. I had to do a reformat and reinstall but that hasn't repaired the sleep/no wake up problem.

Several times, when I would try to access the computer after it had been sitting a while, the fan would be running continuously. Is my hard drive going bad? My power plan is "balanced."

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 

bluhefner

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Use one of the linux discs provided by some magazines, operate as live and give the hard disc a complete cleanup and then a machine specific reinstall of its own operating system, by my own experience worked. Hope that helps :) Alternativelly you could download linux and do USB boot :) Or you could also simply turn the sleep mode off and that way your problem will be solved for good without hassle of resintalling everything.
 
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