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#1 jonesnewton


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Posted 09 May 2009 - 01:27 PM

I have just had XP installed onto a Compaq Presario 1200 laptop and now its taking ages to start up? I have not installed anything to load at start up.
It is an old machine, only 124MB Ram, 850 MHz..Processor is an Intel Celleron.
I have to use this machine for now as mine died mad.gif

Is there any software out there that can help with this?
Or can you suggest something I might have done wrong?

Thanks in advance.

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#2 cosmic_sniper05


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Posted 09 May 2009 - 02:09 PM

Apparently, your problem is not about the software.

It's more on the specs of your computer. As you've mentioned, "It is an old machine, only 124MB Ram, 850 MHz..Processor is an Intel Celleron." It's an old machine so some parts might be old enough to run smoothly. Regarding your RAM, maybe you mean 128 MB 'coz I've never heard of 124 MB. Whether that's the case, it's still too low 1GB would be good enough. Also, I've never heard of MHz before. I always hear it in terms of GHz. Another thing. . . Your processor is also out of date. Though this might not be such a big deal, I suggest that you use a newer processor. Personally, I don't settle for anything less than Pentium 4.

Additional software can not solve the problem.

In summary, upgrade your machine! :flowers: or better yet, change it to a new one. That way you can be assured that it's parts would last longer and it's all "up to date" :thumbsup:

Edited by cosmic_sniper05, 09 May 2009 - 02:12 PM.

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