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Dell Inspiron 8200 very slow performance


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#1 shudokansam

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 11:53 PM

I've been given my Grandmother's Dell Inspiron 8200 (Win XP) because it has been having some performance issues

There were 2 issue with it.

1. #M1004 error at boot

2. Very slow performance

I have since fixed the #M1004 error by updating to the latest BIOS version

But the performance issue still exists, and makes using the entire computer nearly impossible

What is does from boot is run normally for 1-1.5 sec then freeze for 3-5. Repeating this process

I know this is not a Windows issue because I have reformatted the HDD and reinstalled windows. And also because the issue also happen when changing the BIOS settings or Reinstalling window.

Im not really sure what to check next now

So like I said:
  • Dell Inspiron 8200 with 348MB of RAM
  • Issue occurs before, during and after re-installation of windows XP
  • Issue also is prevalent before windows begins to load
  • Bios has been updated to latest version

I understand by today's standards it is a paperweight, but all she would like to do is play solitaire and other basic things.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

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#2 cryptodan

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 12:15 AM

Please perform the following, so that we can get the exact specs of your computer. This will better assist us in helping you more.

Publish a Snapshot using Speccy

The below is for those who cannot get online

Please take caution when attaching a text file to your post if you cannot copy/paste the link to your post, you will need to edit it to make sure that your Windows Key is not present.

#3 shudokansam

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 02:36 AM

As much as I would like to provide that info for you.

It would probably take me 2hours + to download, unzip, run, then post the log.

I can only move the mouse a quarter way across the screen before the computer freezes again.

I know it might not be much help, but I do have this

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 02:39 AM

Use of speccy doesnt require any zipping of any logs. It requires installing it, and then publishing a public snapshot.

The reason I want to see the speccy is to get a true feel of your computer.

Edited by cryptodan, 13 December 2010 - 02:40 AM.





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