Dell- blinking power button- vista power mgmt?

director373

New Member
Just got a dell inspiron running vista home premium 64. works fine, except each morning the power button is blinking blue and unit has to be unplugged- mouse does not wake it, pressing power button kicks all the cooling fans into high gear, but nothing more. i suspect that this happens when unit goes into sleep or hibernate mode. under 'power plan', "dell recommended" is checked.

ideas?

thank-you for any expert advice that you can offer
 

My Computer

damocles

virtue & horse hair
Vista Pro
Is it a desktop or Laptop?

Dell desktops are well known to have dodgy power units (hardware) installed.

Have you tried a cold reboot to see what happens?.....If you continue to have power issues call the Dell customer support and they'll send you a new power supply (for desktop).

Not sure about the laptops though.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    system1 (system2)
    CPU
    q9650 3ghz (i7 920)
    Motherboard
    Asus p5q deluxe (p6t deluxe)
    Memory
    16gb ddr2 (12gb ddr3)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia 8800GTS 640mb (285gtx 1gb)
    Sound Card
    on board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Eizo CG301w, Dell 2407
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1600 + 1920 x1200
    Hard Drives
    Raptor 74gb,
    Raptor 150gb,
    500gb x2,
    320gb,
    750gb
    (raptor 150gb, 2x 500gb)
    PSU
    ocz 600w (ocz750w)
    Case
    coolermaster stacker (coolermaster 690)
    Cooling
    many fans
    Mouse
    intellimouse
    Keyboard
    apple slim aluminum jobbie
    Internet Speed
    2mb
    Other Info
    Wacom A3 tablet, Epson 3800
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