Solved

Dell Inspiron Mini 1011 Boots then suddenly shuts down

Posted on 2011-09-30
9
487 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I have a Dell Inspiron Mini 1011 model and when I boot it up it gets the to Windows XP logo but then the machine mysteriously shuts down all of the sudden. Any idea why this would be happening?
Also the battery is dead in it so I've had to hook it up to an AC Adapter.
0
Comment
Question by:xb12x
  • 3
  • 3
9 Comments
 
LVL 88

Expert Comment

by:rindi
ID: 36892226
Does the same happen with the battery removed from the PC?

Normally shutdowns like that are symptoms of overheating. Try to remove any dust if you can.
0
 

Author Comment

by:xb12x
ID: 36892836
I removed the battery and the machine seems to be booting up fine now. I find that quite odd. I will take the machine apart and examine the fans.
0
 
LVL 88

Accepted Solution

by:
rindi earned 500 total points
ID: 36892978
The battery itself can be the cause, as it can get quite hot, with it removed that possibility is removed too. Another issue could be that since the battery is bad, it could be drawing too much power from the for the power adapter to supply, and that can also cause similar issues.
0
Flexible connectivity for any environment

The KE6900 series can extend and deploy computers with high definition displays across multiple stations in a variety of applications that suit any environment. Expand computer use to stations across multiple rooms with dynamic access.

 

Author Comment

by:xb12x
ID: 36893177
I have a feeling that the battery is causing the issue itself as the fans and internals are okay. Looks like i'll have to look in getting this machine a replacement battery.
0
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:asidu
ID: 36896011
A faulty battery can cause an issue.
If removing off the battery clears the problem, clearly the battery
is causing the shutdown.

0
 

Author Comment

by:xb12x
ID: 36916744
Yeah I removed the battery and it was firing up fine, so there is something up with the battery in that particular machine. Looks like I have to purchase a new one.
0
 
LVL 88

Expert Comment

by:rindi
ID: 36916789
Didn't I suggest removing the battery in my first post, days before asidu?
0

Featured Post

Create the perfect environment for any meeting

You might have a modern environment with all sorts of high-tech equipment, but what makes it worthwhile is how you seamlessly bring together the presentation with audio, video and lighting. The ATEN Control System provides integrated control and system automation.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
I need the BIOS PW to a Dell E6400 14 95
laptop estate analysis 5 86
CMOS battery 3 61
Will either laptop run DayZ? 2 108
Before accusing the battery of being bad be sure to test if the Power Adaptor is working properly. Click Here(http://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Laptops_Notebooks/A_3413-Check-Laptop-Power-Adapter-Voltage.html) . From the first time you ch…
Lithium-ion batteries area cornerstone of today's portable electronic devices, and even though they are relied upon heavily, their chemistry and origin are not of common knowledge. This article is about a device on which every smartphone, laptop, an…
In a recent question (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29004105/Run-AutoHotkey-script-directly-from-Notepad.html) here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to run an AutoHotkey script (.AHK) directly from Notepad++ (aka NPP). This video…
In an interesting question (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29008360/) here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to split a single image into multiple images. The primary usage for this is to place many photographs on a flatbed scanner…

679 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question