Laptop battery dies, then won't boot Win 7
I have a Dell XPS laptop running Win 7 64-bit. When we got home from a the weekend, my wife needed to use it, so I booted it up but (I now know) forgot to plug it in. She used it. She logged out of her account. I logged in to my account and locked it. I closed the lid. This morning it was off. When I long-pressed the power button it said the battery was dead. I realized what i had done and plugged in the power. I then long-pressed the power again. I got the Dell XPS screen with the Hit F2 to do this, F12 to do that screen. Then the screen went black however the power button stayed lit. Nothing would work. I waited a few minutes and after no response I hot power...which shut it off. I repeated this again...same results.
Am I hosed or would it just not boot because I hadn't given the newly plugged in laptop/battery time enough to get enough of a charge to actually boot up. I wasn't able to wait and try again because I had to get to work (where I am now). I hope it boots normally tonight when I get home.
Does anyone have any thoughts? Am I going to be re-installing Windows? Any comments appreciated.