Question about Dell INSPIRON 6000 CENTRINO 1.7GHZ,512mb,40GB,DVDRW,XP (086216118098) PC Notebook

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My Dell Inspiron 6000 takes forever if at all to do any little thing. I have tried everything to get it to work properly and quick as it did before. I woke up 1 day and it was like this I have no idea what happened. This laptop isnt even 3 years old. I try to get online and it takes forever. I try to go to a website and if it doesnt freeze it takes like 30 minutes to do anything so I dont even use it anymore tho i'd like to. anyone have any suggestions as to whats wrong?? Thanks

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  • jessica5483 Sep 23, 2007

    I tried everything you told me to do and its still not working properly. This is not an old laptop at all. like I said less then 3 years and have no idea y 1 day it started being super slow and freezing. If it starts out working correctly then in the middle of something it will just freeze up or take 10 minutes to view a simple page. I do my college thru the internet so I really need to fix this. I called dell and paid for them to help me and pretty much they did nothing to help. If you can please help me out. I tried to disable icons on my system tray but I don't know how to delete them completely from the tray. Thanks!!

  • gemmology Jan 20, 2009

    Hi there. I have the same problem with my Dell Inspiron 6000. When I first power it up, it generally works like a dream, then slowly, over the course of a few hours, everything starts slowing down. All I have to do is start using something like Itunes, or BBC Iplayer and everything slows even after I've stop using those apps. I can't use my webcam because it crashes everything. It's so slow that my friends wonder how I use it, but unfortunately, I can't afford a new laptop just now. I have tried wiping the hard drive completely and restoring the computer back to when I first purchased it, but it doesn't make any difference, so I'm getting a defrag and registry check won't help either. I turn off all the icons I don't need and have installed AVG free virus software instead of Norton (which made a difference). It's very frustrating but I'm beginning to think Dell are pretty rubbish, I certainly won't be buying from them again.


  • gemmology Jan 31, 2009

    The fan does go all the time, but I went on Dell's troubleshooting help site, and went through all the questions eg what make moel, what's the problem etc etc and the end result was that the fan goes constantly on this type of model and it's part of the design!!! They don't make Inspirons anymore thankfully. But I think you're right, it does get over heated and that probably slows it down. But I live in the UK so apart from taking it outside, there ain't much I can do about it!! I'll be hopefully getting a new laptop soon. Thanks for your help :)



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I had over 9000, that's nine thousand registry entries that had to be removed (I had never heard of that before). The improvement was nothing short of miraculous!

regseeker is a free application that works good.

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Jessica, I have the same computer as you. Mine is 2 yrs old and I was having alot of problems with the computer freezing and the start up being extremely slow. I downloaded Registry Mechanic and Free Registry Repair and run them each time before I get ready to shut down my pc and it clears up any problems I might have as well as cleaning out all the cookies, temp files and history. I don't know what antivirus you are using, but I did find that when I removed my Norton's antivirus and replaced it with Norton's 360 the start up was a lot faster!! Another thing I have done is downloaded Firefox browser and use it rather than Internet Explorer (although I still have have IE), Firefox runs alot smoother and quicker and with better protection. I as well am a college student and do alot of homework and a few classes via the internet. I hope this helps some what. Jill

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Jessica sounds like you have a few possible problems. first when you start your computer goto my computer and right click on the hard drive icon. Goto properties then select check disk. After this is done. ( it may take a while depending on how many errors) then do the same thing go into my computer right click on the hard drive icon goto properties and select defrag. When you are in defrag first let it analyze your hard drive. If it says you need to defrag let it defrag your hard drive. Once all this is done then restart your computer. You should notice a big change in speed both in your post bios and in your windows startup. After your computer has stopped loading windows. Check to see how many icons you have in system tray. ( to many icons or programs running in system tray can cause your computer to slow dramatically) Delete or disable the icons you do not use in your system tray. Then log on the internet and go to your favorite search engine. Type in registry repair. And run the program ... this will fix any registry errors plus some of them have capability to remove junk files even clean out your temp internet. If you have any more problems feel free to contact me. I will talk you through it step by step if need be.

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  • Thomas Wesche Sep 24, 2007

    Jessica are you running windows xp ? if so you might want to try to restore to a previous date that you know the system worked properly. I know that scandisk and defrag will increase the speed. Then running a registry cleaner would of really changed your loading speeds. So the next option is restore back to a date when the computer was running perfect. if you would like to contact me direct my email is [email protected] ... in commets section just put "tech stuff " I will do my best to talk you through this situation. I wont rest until it is resolved.


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Ok jess it sounds also like it might be a heat problem also. does your fan make loud nosies if so you may need a new fan for your laptop. try just closing your laptop for a while when this starts to happen or use your laptop in cold areas like a huge fridge haah jk no but if you notice your laptop getting hot just give it a break for about 20-30 mins.

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On ac power when you hit the power button, if there are no lights, it could be the power supply. If there are lights, try starting it without the battery, ac only. If there are lights and it still doesn't start after removing the battery, try a different memory chip. On Dell machines the battery can acquire a dead short causing it to not start. Also if the memory chip/chips have gone out it will cause it not to start. If it still will not start after these three it's a motherboard problem and will most likely have to be replaced.

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That usually means the file system is corrupt.

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