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Boot up Its windows xp the fan seems to rev up a little as it begins to boot then seems to slow down but keeps running but the program seems to freeze up so i have to reboot it but it usually wont reboot just powers up and screen stays blank it seems as if i let it sit off for awhile it will reboot but usually freezes up again.Thanks

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    i have a dell inspiron 4150 and i had to buy a new harddrive about 2-3 years ago. i have not used it much since then but i recently pulled it out.. something is really loud and it gets really hot! it also runs really slow and sometimes freezes.. my ram size is 384 mb and 1.7 ghz cpu.

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Ok from the symptoms you are describing your issue is low ram. If when you finally get it to boot up go to the start menu and right click on Computer or my computer. Then go to properties and tell me what the ram size is. If it is 512 mb or lower you need to increase the ram size. If this is so let me know and I will help you from there. Take care .. Mark

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