WinXP laptop problem

  gersfanno1 11:58 05 Jul 2007

Hi guys,

New to this forum and needing some assistance! got a Dell inspiron 1100 (:( i know!!!). running XP, all is not well however, and the laptop has slowed down almost to a halt. I have run the lastest anti-virus and anti-spyware that i can find. It is ok to browse the internet but opening documents, and listening to music is impossible (it jumps every second almost!).

The diagnostic tests at startup show DST short test failure (error 1000-0146) but computer is operating and starting up ok. I seem to be missing some of the system tools in the programs menu and thought that might be one of the reasons behind the slow-down. Anyway, any help would be much appreciated!


  rawprawn 12:03 05 Jul 2007

Try running a system file check. Go to Start/Run/type sfc /scannow and hit enter. You may need your XP Cd.
Also download and run CCleaner
click here

  ambra4 12:10 05 Jul 2007

The hard drive is failing and needs to be replaced ASAP.
All the drivers you need can be downloaded from

  gersfanno1 12:14 05 Jul 2007


how much would a new hard drive cost? i'm not really that fussed as i plan to replace the laptop in the next few months, but dont know how long i can bare this at the pace its going!

  Batch 14:22 05 Jul 2007

see click here

or do a web search for: dell inspiron 1100 hard drive.

You'd be far better off buyt a new lappie (cheap ones available from c. £299)

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