REALLY Slow boot up

  amonra 07 Nov 11
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I have an old Dell Dimension 8400 which served me well for years and was kept as a standby in my study. Last week I decided to give it a birthday and ran the defrag program on the C drive running Win XP. (The D drive had another copy of an old XP). I clean forgot to check it until a couple of days later, didn't bother to check the screen, just shut it down normally. I restarted it the following day, the screen was screen stuck on XP logo loading. To cut a long story short, after various attempts to analyse the fault, I finally managed to get it to load in safe-mode, but it took AGES ! Talk about glaciers moving, this was like watching paint dry. Any attempt to open any program was pathetically slow, I mean like 5 minutes to open Word. I didn't bother any more, I tried to reinstal Windows from the installation disk. I'm still waiting for it to come to the Language page after about 15 minutes ! Has anyone any idea as to what is wrong ? Has the M/B died a death ? The memory still shows 2Gb and nothing else looks "off". I'm really baffled, could something have over-heated during the long defrag ?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 07 Nov 11

I think best bet is to do a full format from the CD during setup.

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