Having problems with your Dell Inspiron 710m Notebook ?

I have a Dell Inspiron 710M that is so slow and constantly freezes when on IE. It also can take quite a few tries to get on IE as it says it's not responding. The computer is about 5 years old. Is it worth fixing?


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Depends on the cause. If you have mal-ware (virus, other), it is worthwile to get rid of the damage. Similarly if you have a lot of temp files on your hard drive, doing a disk cleanup will help (double click on my computer, right click on the hard drive, click on the Disk Cleanup button, wait and select the file types to remove). Properties, then If you don't have an unexplained process using 100% of your CPU time and memory, then the computer can't keep up with the workload. With a 5 year old laptop, this is a very real issue on graphics, flash and other busy web sites. You started with 1 GB of memory but it is shared to process graphics; the machine also had a slow (for the time) processor.

Task Manager is useful for identifying the running processes and services for good programs as well as the performance issues. (Malware may hide itself.) With Windows, even more of your memory can be stolen for cache then is used for the video processing. This reduces your working memory farther. Doing a clean reinstall of your OS can improve some of the behavior (gets rid of time wasting junk in the registry, etc.) but you may need to download the service Packs and have them available separately. You need SP3 (for XP) for the Windows Update to work (genuine windows validation).

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells
(budget for a new laptop soon; eventually the frustration will be overwhelming)
It is worth keeping if it has a good picture and boots fine. Your problem is software related and nothing to do with the physical laptop. You should first go to system tools under Accessories and chose Clean Up Disk. Let it run and when done check off all the boxes and remove the temp files. This is the leading cause of slow computers. Now go to system tools again and perform a Defragment of the hard drive. It will take some time to finish but it is necessary to complete the process.When that is done you need to run a Registry Cleaner. Go here to get for free. http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner. Install this and run the ccleaner. It will clean up all the lose ends. Finally reboot the system and try to go on line! If all goes well I would just leave it alone and periodically do what I mentioned above. The only other thing it can be is a virus. AVG Free is a great Antivirus to download and run any way. Get it here http://free.avg.com/gb-en/download?prd=afg. Hope all this is helpful. Let me know how things go Phil [email protected]
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\015\012PS Today with all the Web surfing you need to do the three things above to keep your system running well. 1. Disk Clean 2. Defragment Drive 3. Clean Registry problems. Last but not least you need a good Antivirus such as AVG to keep the bad guys out!!!!!!
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