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Need help with sleep/restart issues in Win 8 on Dell Latitude D620

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February 14, 2013 12:30:34 PM

Hello,
I recently upgraded from Win 7 64 bit to Win 8 on my oldie but goodie Dell Latitude D620. I'm having issues related to closing the lid/sleep mode/restarting. I have already disabled the "fast startup" mode in control panel, and this has not solved my issues. Every time I close the lid, which should put it into sleep mode, and I open it up at a later time, it will boot up but always give me an annoying message about you computer has recovered from an error message, and anything I had left open (a word doc, powerpoint, or browser) disappears. Also, when I shutdown the computer via windows, it only restarts it and I get a the blue windows error screen with a smiley face and some sort of error about system thread exception error. I'm not sure what else to do, and these are rather annoying issues as I encounter them daily

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February 14, 2013 2:43:32 PM

The Dell Latitude D620 is from way back in the WinXP days. Dell doesn't really even support Windows 7 on that one. Best bet would be to replace the laptop with one specifically built with Windows 8 in mind. Otherwise very good luck in finding updated drivers.
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February 14, 2013 2:46:44 PM

I realize that but I never had an issue with Win 7. Granted 7/8 are different animals

If there is no way to fix other than drivers (which probably wont be available), is there a way to at least get rid of this annoying crap from popping up every time I open 'er up
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February 14, 2013 3:17:03 PM

Your issue is most likely a driver issue. Dell doesn't appear to have provided any Windows 7 drivers let alone Windows 8 drivers. I hate to say it as I really do like Windows 8 but you may need put Windows 7 back on that thing.
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