Windows 10: Dell laptop will not turn on (at first). Solved

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  1.    12 Dec 2015 #11

    Did you try disabling IME?
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  2.    12 Dec 2015 #12

    No. How can I? Uninstall it?
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  3.    12 Dec 2015 #13

    In device manager - Right click|Disable
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  4.    12 Dec 2015 #14

    This is what I disabled (the highlighted one). Correct one?
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  5.    12 Dec 2015 #15

    If it works and you don't like running with it disabled you can try other drivers, some people have had success with some v9 ones, I didn't.

    Please post back with result.
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  6.    13 Dec 2015 #16

    I think that fixed it. I'm going to try different ways of shutting it down and see if I still have the problem. I'm still reinstalling Windows 7 but at least I know what the problem is should I dual boot with Windows 10.
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  7.    13 Dec 2015 #17

    Good, hope it's fixed, but as you most likely realise by now the problem can hide away somewhere and then reappear after a day or so.
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  8.    13 Dec 2015 #18

    So, after a couple days, I no longer have the startup problem. When I do the clean install of Windows 7 and then install Windows 10 (dual boot), how can I be sure to not have this issue pop up again? Install "IMEI" and then disable it or don't install it from the beginning? Would it be installed when Windows 10 updates?
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  9.    14 Dec 2015 #19

    It will install, whether you uninstall or disable it is up to you, I disabled it so that MS don't have the chance of seeing it missing and installing it. The 1511 update enabled it as I imagine 16mm will when it arrives.
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