Question about Dell Inspiron 1150 Notebook
My Dell Inspiron 1150 Notebook runs so frustratingly slow, I don't know what to do. It takes 5 minutes to boot up; if I send something to the printer (HP Deskjet) I have to walk away and do something else and come back to it at least 10 minutes later. If I have more than 2 programs open at once, such as Quicken, Word and Firefox, or even just multiple tabs open in Firefox, everything slows to a crawl. I changed the autostart function in programs I don't need to run all the time, I have defragmented and done everything the computer System Tools offered to free up disc space.
My hard drive has 14.5 GB free space out of 33.7 GB total size. I have 384 MB of RAM. Can either of these memories be increased, and would that help? Can anyone other than Dell work on this laptop? Is there anything else I can do to improve the performance?
What Operating System do you run? If it is Windows XP SP2 (Home Edition or professional), here are some things you can do to speed up your system. 1st you should remove all programs that are not required from the start menu. Start > Run > Msconfig > startup tab. Unselect all that are not necessary. Also Right click on my computer > properties > Advanced > Performance settings > Adjust for best performance. This should speed things up a little. I would recommend atleast 512 MB of memory to run Windows XP and its applications decently. You should consider an upgrade.
Posted on Dec 20, 2007
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