My fiancee has a Dell laptop with Windows Vista on it. His laptop charger was old so we went to Walmart and picked up a Targus laptop charger which is compatible with his computer.
He had some problems with it previously, which have been fixed. His computer had not been online and updated for a few years.
Today he restarted his computer (with the new charger first plugged in) and the computer did not boot into Windows.
The screen kept flashing blue and then went on its normal restart cycle (also had a black screen with white words on it for a second at some point).
He was given the option to run start up repair or just starting normally, but neither worked (it would flash when it started normally and would continuously scan when you chose the start up repair before flashing as well).
I told him to unplug the charger and see what happened - It worked! Now it seems to be working, we ran a virus scan to make sure.
- Should I be more concerned?
- Was it one of the famous vista software blips?
- Was it because of the power cord?
Details of the Old cord:
- Input AC 100-240V~ 1.5A - Output DC 19.5V 3.34A
Details of the new cord:
- Input 100-240V~ 2.5A, 50-60 HZ - Output 19.5V 4.61A