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Old 07-02-2013, 01:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default DELL XPS 1330 shutsdown on start up

Dear all, I'm after some assistance if possible.

I bought a Dell XPS 1330 Laptop some years ago now and am running windows Vista on it at present. The laptop has worked fine all these years but recently after a period of some months away I returned, switched on my laptop and it automatically shut itself down.

On further investigation, just as you get to the home screen a cmd prompt window appears labelled 'Shutdown.exe'. This then disappears very quickly and the laptop shuts down. I know I should probably be looking at a new laptop after all these years but this one has a lot of my work on and at present I cant get it off.

I have tried booting in safe mode which works but nothing I've tried via there resolves the problem once I try to boot normally.

Any ideas???

Many thanks

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Old 07-02-2013, 02:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: DELL XPS 1330 shutsdown on start up

This is Vista, correct?

http://www.instructables.com/id/Shut...s-XP-or-Vista/
Hopefully, this is just the problem. In which case, you have to look in your startup folder and check to see if UAC is disabled.
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Old 07-02-2013, 04:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi many thanks for the response.
I've checked the start up folder and it appears empty however the cmd prompt still appears as soon as I turn my laptop on!
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Default Re: DELL XPS 1330 shutsdown on start up

check all of your startup programs then, type in "msconfig" in either a command window or a Run box. Look at everything that's under the "Startup" tab.
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