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Dell mini forced shut down, now runs slowly

Dell Mini 10 running Windows XP. I put a flash drive into the USB and my computer froze so I forced it off. Since then, it takes upwards of 15 minutes to start up and opening folders takes around 10 minutes. I'm trying to back up my data (very slowly) in case I need to reformat the hard drive, but do I have any other options? I only ask because I am out of the country for two more months so will be unable to access my external hard drive until then.

Also, my wireless is no longer showing up and the Control Panel screen freezes. That is more of a secondary problem, just the cherry on top of this wonderful problem.

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  • superkimby Jun 19, 2009

    well, it wasn't quite so easy (had to force shut down about five more times, and even had a system failure message)... but i did finally get it to restore, although when it rebooted it said my system could not be restored to that point (tried two different ones), but now everything is working properly... what do you think? am i in the clear?

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Go to start - accessories - system tools - system restore - choose a date when it was working fine, preferably the earliest date. then wait for it to shut down and restart. you will not lose any saved files or folders, you will only lose programs installed after the date you choose.

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