bios upgrade after windows 10 upgrade Dell

started the manual update for the bios and as usual it said don't power off or remove power cord.  Now it seems to be either hibernating or sleeping cuase the power button is slowly flashing and it has been like this for over hour.  Suggestions.   This is a Dell Inspiron that came with Windows 7 originally.  I was updating BIOS from Dell sight when it did this.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I am not sure what to say. For my machines (Lenovo) eventually one must turn off the computer at the end.

I do not know what to say here.  Leave it for another hour and see if it turns off. If not, you may have no choice but to force it off, but that could possibly brick the BIOS.
When you hit the keyboard, does it wake up?
Power Blinking usually means it is in sleep mode, best case the update either went through or failed, and it went to sleep.

Hit the power button do not hold it. This should also wake it.

A restart, you should see the bios upgrade running on bootup.

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Scott CSenior EngineerCommented:
Hit the space bar or another key.  Try tapping the "mouse" button on the touchpad.

See if that will wake it up.

If not, wait for another hour like John says then try quickly pressing the power button.  See if that will wake it up.

If not cross your fingers, and power it completely down and try to turn it back on again.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@tcands  - Thanks. I am assuming the machine started finally.
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