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Here's the important questions that need to be answered:
- did your Dell originally come with Vista? Based on what I could find, it did not. It came with XP Home or XP Media Center.
- has the RAM amount been upgraded? Again, based on what I could find, the 6000 originally came with 512MB RAM. That's OK for XP (barely) but is no way near enough for a decent "Vista experience". If you have less than 1GB RAM, you should be running XP, not Vista.
You can try installing VLC Player to see if that will allow you to play CDs & DVDs smoothly. But I suggest you completely wipe the hard drive & do a fresh install of XP, not Vista.
C'mon Dell dude, do your homework.