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Hi

I have a dell d430 laptop here.

Problem:
Windows will go into a boot loop with charger plugged in. If I boot into Windows with only battery and then plug in the charger, laptop reboots.
It runs fine on battery. It also charges fine if I just leave it at BIOS or keep the laptop off.
I also have a Dell D420 which has the same charger as this laptop. This problem occurs with both chargers on the D430, the D420 works fine though.

Partial Solution:
If I boot into safe mode and go to device manager, and disable one of the processors, the problem disappears. Ttask manager still shows me two processors, I'm not sure if its correct.

The laptop was getting pretty hot too, so I figured I'd open it up and clean it. However, now that I have the laptop opened up infront of me and there is no dust. Infact there is no heatsink with fins. There is a plate and a heatpipe over the processors. There is a small fan that just draws air from various vents in the laptop's body and sends it out a small vent on the side of the fan. The air probably moves over the plate to cool the processor. Thus, there is practically no dust build up.

I searched on the internet and found simlar probelms being faced by people with Toshiba laptops. Many of them point out a faulty capacitor, but I have this dell laptop and I'm not entirely sure what is the source of the problem.

What do I do? Help please.
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