I have laptop dell d600, When I was purchased its sped was very good. Later on I installed new window XP, also made partition of my HD ( 80 GB). After installation of window its speed is very very slow. All the drives are empty except C where I have installed window XP.
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That is a good question, the only option is contact Dell to see if you can purchase a recovery disc for that model, other than that the window XP will need to be installed in a computer shop plus the drivers to get around this.
If both of the computers are Dell D600, chances are that you can just swap the internal disks. You'll then find all of your programs, data, emails, as if you never got a surge at all. Only thing, you'll need to swap the Windows adhesive with the product key too, or keep both. Also, this will likely void your Dell warranty unless done by a Dell approved technician.
Another thing that can be done and won't void anything (except the Windows license, for which you'll need the sticker swapping trick) is to fit the dead computer's disk into an external USB case, then use a tool such as Linux Forensics or UBCD to dump the external disk onto the internal D600 disk. This has better be done by a data recovery expert: you run no risk of losing the old data, but you do run the risk of erasing the new D600 without being able to get it to boot again (until reformatted).
Also possible (but even more complicated), voiding neither Dell nor Windows licenses, is to dock the old disk in an USB case and "bring it alive" with VMware P2V. You'll get a old-PC-within-the-new-PC which will probably run slow as molasses, BUT will support virtual-USBing and the "Files and Setting Data Transfer Wizard" which is supplied on both XP and Vista. It will take some time but you can get most programs transferred. Many others will be transferrable with utilities such as Move Me:
Press F12 as you boot up the Dell and select the CD as the alternate boot device, insert the Windows installation CD in the CD drive and continue.
If you can't select the CD as the alternate boot device then go into the BIOS configuration then the Boot order and select the CD as the first boot device, save and exit. You can change it back after Windows is installed if you wish.
Try booting up after installing an external USB mouse. This may give you a mouse to install new keyboard drivers. If the problem is the keyboard/tracking pad, (hardware) installing another keyboard may eliminate the issue.
even if u hav a tried a full format and the hard drive freezes then it is a bad sign..run a diagnostic of hdd by pressing F12 at restart.one good thing i want to tell u is tat even if the diagnostic test on the hdd passes,,then also u call up dell tech support and get ur hadd replaced,,because sooner or later u might face a problem with ur hadd again..keep me posted
first of all, did the first solution provider acutally believe that a good dell latitude d600 would be made by such a horrible company as compaq? thats insulting. Secondly, Dell doesn't seem to provide drivers, and i have yet to remember wher i got them in the past. In the mean time, next time you reboot the computer, press F2 to enter the BIOS setup. Press F2 untill you see a page mentioning something about either Infrared, IR, or IrDA. Make sure it is set to enabled. If you are lucky, windows will see it and attempt to download the drivers. Being i am running the Windows 7 Beta, i have yet to convince windows to do that. Good Luck