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Loooong boot up issue on Dell Latitude C610.

Hi - I just bought a Dell Latitude C610 Laptop. The issue is that once you turn it on, after the Dell logo goes, it takes aprox. 18 minutes to boot to the desktop. The laptop has 256MB of RAM (which I will buy an xtra 512MB at least), 30GB hard disk and the BIOS version are up to date (latest bios version is A16 according to Dell website). I'm not sure that 256mb of memory will slow it down like this on bootup. It may be possible that this is a hardware issue but do not have the troubleshooting CD for it. Any ideas I will greatly appreciate. Thank you beforehand.\r\n
Edward Nino

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  • ejnino631 Mar 08, 2009

    Thanks for the tip. I did reformat the drive last night, did a fresh installation of Windows XP. I've installed Spybot S & D, I have Windows Defender installed and AVG anti virus and I have run them all. I've also gone to MSConfig and did what you suggested. No change. I would appreciate any other ideas. Thank you.

    Edward

  • ejnino631 Mar 08, 2009

    It is a 1GHz/733-MHz Pentium III-M CPU, 256MB of SDRAM, 512KB L2 cache, Windows XP with SP3. Thanks

    Edward.

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    Jeremy Husby May 11, 2010

    What OS?
    What Processor?

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Did you buy this from an individual? The computer is no speed demon at 1-GHz/733-MHz Pentium III-M CPU, 256MB of SDRAM, 512KB L2 cache, however it should not take 18 minutes to boot.

If I were in your shoes I would reformat and reinstall the OS and start over, especially if you got this from an individual.

The boot time should greatly improve! I think it is loaded down with the bloat of **** the last person had on it.

If you do not want to reformat, here are some tips, and programs to run to increase performance.

go to start - run - type msconfig hit enter,
startup tab uncheck everything not needed at startup time.


www.ccleaner.com - get it and run it on the laptop, clean it out. Make sure you run the registry cleaner too!

Make sure you run a good online virus scan! like trend micro house call.

That should speed it up a little if you cannot reformat it and start over.




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