Dell Inspiron 5150 freeze during startup of XP and when power is connected.

By hansen203 ·
My Dell Inspiron 5150 froze a few days ago and now it cant pass the point in XP where the blue bar in running from left to right - after a while the bar freezes and the computer can only be shot off.

I can enter XP in safe mode but restoring to an earlier point have not changed anything.

My idea was then that the BIOS was messing things up and decided to update it.

Then I realized a strange thing: the computer also freezes whenever the power is connected. The battery is charged fine, but the screen freeze and keyboard becomes inactive. This happens every time the power in connected - in XP safe mode - in the BIOS - when booting DOS from a usb.

I cannot update the BIOS since flashing the BIOS can only be done with both battery and power adaptor connected.

Any suggestions what is wrong with the computer and what I can do to safe it?

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