Problems with Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop

Dell INSPIRON 1501
May 31, 2009 at 09:14:00
Specs: Windows XP
The laptop is maddeningly slow. My daughter took it to college for 2 years now. Got messages on problem with power adapter and battery. Replaced power adapter and those errors (don't recognize AC adaptor) went away - battery error messages remain. Vista admin tool diags reports problems with every piece of hardware, but when I run diags off of bootup no errors reported on memory, cpu, or disk drive. Memory (1 GB DDR) showed at 60-70% utilization during task manager with no applications running. I took battery out and am reloading to factory settings. I am concerned if I just replace the battery and there is more wrong... anyone have any ideas?

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May 31, 2009 at 11:37:43
... did you check the adapter with a volt meter before you bought a newy?

... you may have a lot of false positives... some "malware" is designed to do just that!

... "bchinABQ" ... I hope I hav'nt led you to feel a "false sense of security"... back-up all your daughters love letters and anything else of importance to other media and try the
DeLL Restore that will wipe your drive like it was when bought... who knows ... all those problems might disappear!

"...pentathol makes you sing like a canary"
... got brain freeze

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