Question about Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook
Sounds like you are having a boot issue with the hard drive.
Try booting to your XP CD from the F12 menu and running CHKDSK /F from recovery console
Posted on Jan 25, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS you can load failsafe defaults or load optimized defaults ,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart then
try uninstalling a few unnecessary programs
click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to repair any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive or
control panel administrive tools,computer management ,disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start two boxes automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now,start should schedule this task on restart
then defragment your hard drive
scroll to the bottom toolbar (bottom of screen) right click you can select task manager applications also processes you will see whats running on your computer you might have virus slowing your computer
also select users you will see who is using your computer
hope this helps
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