Having problems with your Dell Inspiron 1300 Notebook ?

Takes up to 45 mins to start, and the screen goes blak while using thepc, freezes


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If it takes 45 minutes to start, you may have a problem with the Hard Drive, a virus, or simply a very messy system. Try following these steps, in this particular order:

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  • First, and most importantly, back up all your important files. Get a DVD or a USB drive, and burn or copy all the files you can't lose onto it.
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  • Run Combofix - it's like a turbo-charged Antivirus. You can download and find instructions on this page.
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  • Run anti-spyware programs - I recommend Spybot
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  • Clean up your hard drive using CCleaner
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  • Defrag your hard drive using Defraggler (From the same guys who made CCleaner)
If these steps fail, you may be facing a hardware problem, and have to replace your hard drive. I hope it won't reach that phase, though; most problems can be solved by running the steps I've mentioned.
This sounds like hard drive failure to me. Download the hard drive testing utility from your vendor and create a bootable disc you can use to test your system. After this finishes you will either have a failed hard drive message which means you will need to attempt to recover your data and replace the drive or If the drive passes the manufacture's test then I would look at testing the memory.
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