Wow! I was following Mcaffee's steps to renew my virus protection and my computer quit (Inspiron 4600). The steps were: 1) uninstall your current virus protection 2) install the new stuff.
I completed step 1 ok, but in the time it takes to reboot and begin step 2, my monitor drifted off to dreamland. When I turn on my computer (either from the hard drive or a boot disk), the computer never leaves sleep mode unless I unplug the monitor from the computer. The orange sleep light is on (near the power button). Does this mean that a virus misconfigured the board which drives the monitor? What is the recovery process? My computer is now a boat-anchor.
* Power the system off * Power the system on * At the blue Dell, tap F8 to bring up the Windows boot menu * Scroll to and select Safe Mode [Press the Enter Key] * Select the first or only operating system [Press the Enter Key]