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Slow Dell Inspiron 6000 Laptop


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#1 ComputerMan23

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 11:47 AM

My girlfriend and I share a Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop and it is taking 5 minutes to start up.

Windows XP Professional
Version 2002
Service Pack 2

Intel Notbook I6000
1.50 GHz
239 Mhz, 256MB of RAM

How would i go about making this faster?

Please help, it is urgent.

Thanks.

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 11:48 AM

This could be a servics problem in windows.

Running a "SFC /scannow" should do the trick

click Start, click Run, type SFC/scannow , let it run, reboot when finished

NOTE: This will requite either an I386 folder (located at %systemroom%/I386) or the windows XP cd



a quick note, XP seems to tack an average of 2-3 minutes to boot.

Edited by DemonSui, 18 November 2006 - 11:50 AM.

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 12:14 PM

it says it cannot find 'sfc'

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 12:16 PM

that's odd.. I see I typoed on my instructions too, "SFC /scannow" is correct, not "sfc/scannow". irrelivent atm though.

do an manual search for it, I will provide a directory shortly

C:\windows\system32 (is located as sfc.exe)

Edited by DemonSui, 18 November 2006 - 12:24 PM.

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 01:02 PM

I have an Inspiron 6000 myself. When was your laptop purchased? If it was longer than 3 years, it may just be old.

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 01:38 PM

There are many reasons for a slow boot.
Try using our tutorial on this subject:

Slow Computer Checklist
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/44690/slow-computer/

To manage your startup menu (programs that start when Windows does and run in the background), I suggest using Startup Inspector which is freeware you can get here:
http://www.windowsstartup.com/

It is easier and less likely for the user to make mistakes using it because it does a better job of showing what ap the startup entry is connected to and therefore lessens the chance of stopping an ap that may be important to keep in the startup menu. (like an av program or firewall, etc)

After doing as the checklist advises you should take advantage of the Windows One Care Free Scan

Go to Windows Live Onecare Free Scan (using Windows Explorer only)
It will say "Get a free PC safety scan"
http://safety.live.com/site/en-us/default.htm

Make sure you click "Full Service Scan" in the middle of the page and
not the "Try It Now Free" on the right side.

Allow it to download the Active X components.
Choose "Complete Scan" in the window that opens
Click "Next"
Do not click on anything else that offers you a free trial or to sign up if you live in the US.

Allow it to scan - it may take quite, maybe two hours or so depending on how big your hard drive is and how fragmented your registry and drive are.




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