Laptop won't restart

By Mark Fuller
Oct 28, 2012
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  1. I have an inspiron 1100 and all of the sudden it will not restart.
  2. terry5880

    terry5880 TS Enthusiast Posts: 321

    What do u mean by it will not restart u click on start then restart and it dont do it ?
  3. Mark Fuller

    Mark Fuller TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 146

    I click restart from the shutdown menu.
  4. terry5880

    terry5880 TS Enthusiast Posts: 321

    Do u use roxio easy cd creator if yes go to and install latest drivers...
    Another possible cause is that Windows XP was installed with the wrong power management hardware abstraction layer (HAL). Verify that power management is enabled in the BIOS. Open the Power Options applet from the Control Panel, click the APM tab, and turn on Enable Advanced Power Management support. If you don't see this option, the system is likely configured with the ACPI HAL and your problem lies elsewhere.
    You can also reinstall Windows XP and manually select the ACPI HAL during installation to overcome potential power management issues with hardware (such as video cards) that does not support APM.
    Here is a Microsoft link with more information: q810903.


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