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Slow boot up for Dell Inspiron 2200 - Celeron

My notebook runs on Win XP Home edition. The following problem noted recently.
1. Very slow boot up , at least 15 minutes to boot up
2. The hard disk spinning sound quite loud
3. Sometimes, cannot shut down properly with message
asking me to reset the BIOS
4. Data writing to a CD-RW CD disappear after writing.

I run a diagnostic test successfully, not indicating any problem.
Please advise what could be the possible problem. Should I re-install the OS with the CD provided?

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Hutch is mostly right. The easiest solution would be to reinstall. However the noise you get from the hard drive is indicative of a failing disk. It would not hurt to replace it.

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Yes, You should back up all your documents, photos, music, etc and reinstall the OS. Unfortunately, Windows is a fundamentally flawed system, and is easily overcome by viruses and even programs designed specifically for it. Reinstallation is the easiest solution for you at this stage.

Posted on Nov 09, 2007

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Yes you can, Do I recomend it, no, Why?

Windows easily uses up to 756MB of RAM to run the O/S alone but can run at a minimum of 512MB.

I have personally seen it run on as low as a 900Mhz processor, 256MB of RAM and on a 10 gig hard drive.

If you decide to install windows XP on the specs you describe above please note the following.

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2. Applications may crash or take a long time to open.

3. With all the updates for WinXP you will easily use 8 gigs for installing XP and its updates. Not to mention whatever software you will use/install.

4. On a system with those low specs, you probably have a low end video card whcih may result in: A. chooppy windows, screen freezing, system crashes and lock ups, low video graphics all around.

I would probably go with windows 2000 instead. If your bent on having XP, at least upgrade the RAM to as much as possible. Then install windows and only install the programs you really need, remove any other junk.

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