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Windows Windows XP BSOD only when plugged in??

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by Picky88, 20 Apr 2012.

  1. Picky88

    Picky88 What's a Dremel?

    18 Apr 2010
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    Dell Inspiron 6400 Laptop with Windows XP Pro. It has a BSOD within a few minutes of use when on the mains. If running on battery it never has a problem. Bluescreenview shows various different programs to be at fault. It was getting BSOD after only a few minutes of use, I updated the bios and some device drivers and now it randomly restarts without the BSOD. Diagnostic hardware test built into the bios menu passed ok running on battery and again passed when plugged in. Im going to try and update all device drivers, but I cant help thinking its a hardware problem if the mains adapter affects it? The mains adapter and the battery are both genuine Dell and have recently been replaced to try and cure the problem. I may try reinstalling windows if the problem continues.

    If anyone has further insight into the problem that would be a great help, thanks!
  2. thehippoz

    thehippoz What's a Dremel?

    19 Dec 2008
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    might want to try drive sentinel too- see if the laptops hd is failing or about to fail
  3. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

    24 Apr 2009
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    try cleaning out hsf, it may be that as it's on battery, the cpu isn't getting hot enough to cause bsod.

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