inspiron 9300

  alan2k1 15:53 15 Nov 2008

i am working on dell 9300 i have just got. i have reinstalled xp from scratch but even if i put in 1.5g memory allow everything that should happen happens its very slow and laboured
i have reset the bios to factory settings

any ideas ?



  alan2k1 16:55 15 Nov 2008


  MAT ALAN 17:02 15 Nov 2008

Could be A HDD issue have you tested it...

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the link may help...

  alan2k1 09:13 16 Nov 2008

i tried another hard drive and unfortunately its just the same

  birdface 09:32 16 Nov 2008

Check Task Manager to make sure nothing is using up the CPU.If nothing running System Idle process should be showing about 97%.Try device manager make sure there are no problems in there.Make sure your anti-virus is not running at start up. click here it's free.

  alan2k1 09:46 16 Nov 2008

i should explain the whole thing is slow and laboured even start up , installing etc this is even with a brand new install before any anti virus has been installed

  birdface 11:05 16 Nov 2008

Sorry Alan.I was just trying to fill in until someone could give you the help that you needed.I presume it is just the same in safe mode.I suppose the date and time is Ok.I can usually help with easy problems but I will have to leave yours for the experts.I can only think that maybe the drivers are needing updated,But you probably have the latest ones installed.

  birdface 11:11 16 Nov 2008

Maybe have a look in the Dell Forum until someone can here

  alan2k1 11:18 16 Nov 2008

unfortunately its the same in safe mode

  birdface 12:20 16 Nov 2008

In device manager.Under IDE/Atapi controllers do you have it set to DMA and not PIO check the primary and then the secondary IDE channel.If set to PIO change to DMA.My computer runs a bit slow but that is because I am short of memory but you seam to have ample.Anyhow I will leave it for others to help.Best of luck.

  birdface 12:31 16 Nov 2008

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