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Screen goes black after "resuming windows" message. Ideas?

by asrslope / October 17, 2009 1:49 AM PDT

Hi I'm running Windows Vista on a Dell inspiron 1720 laptop. After hibernation, I got the Dell splash screen, then the "resuming windows" message and then it went to black (no cursor or anything). I forced a reboot but the same thing happened. I've looked through a few forums for suggestions but they mostly require that I choose options that I can't get at. I've tried:

-F6 (which I was told was safe mode), but nothing happened.
-I was able to get to the set up screen (I hit F2 when the Dell splash page was up) but couldn't find anything that was relevant. when I exited set up, it went back into "resuming windows" then black screen.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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Try
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 17, 2009 2:35 AM PDT

Try unplugging all USB devices next time.

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not a usb issue
by asrslope / October 17, 2009 10:01 AM PDT
In reply to: Try

thanks, but there's nothing plugged in the usb ports.
I accessed the diagnostics window (from the Dell splash page) and ran all the tests, but it said everything was ok.
But I still can't get past the "resuming windows" page...
Other ideas?

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Try the old
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 17, 2009 10:28 AM PDT
In reply to: not a usb issue

F8 key and watch for a delete restart data and proceed to system boot menu option. Try that choice.

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thanks!
by asrslope / October 17, 2009 9:32 PM PDT
In reply to: Try the old

F8 did the trick...

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Trick!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 17, 2009 11:41 PM PDT
In reply to: thanks!

Or treat. In any case, thanks for the report back!

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Orange screen
by Missionviejo / May 3, 2014 3:37 AM PDT
In reply to: Trick!

Hi, I 'm running windows 7 on Inspiron 620. When I Logged it went to "resuming windows" then in a few seconds a solid orange screen. Ctrl alt delete does nothing. I turned off turned on getting the same thing. I tried F8 as suggested above and nothing changed. Any other ideas would be appreciated.

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Plaid screen.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 3, 2014 6:01 AM PDT
In reply to: Orange screen
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