Having problems with your Dell Latitude D600 Notebook ?

My Dell Latitude D600 keeps freezing after about 15 minutes use. I was using it with the power cable attached and noticed the battery getting hot. Have left it running without the cable and seems ok. Ran boot test and got a fail on the DST Short Test? I am running windows XP and XP office professional with 512mb of RAM.

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Could be a couple of things.
\015\012Its usually an indication of a fault on the hard drive but in most cases it can be fixed and cleared.
\015\012If you get a copy of
\015\012UBCD may be your best option. Set your laptop to boot from them and run the chkdsk utility from there on your hard drive to see if that can fix the errors. UBCD also has some other hard disk checking utils.
\015\012There is also a copy of chkdsk on a proper copy of windows xp so if you have one and can boot from that then you can also check out the hard-disk from there.
\015\012You may find that you end up with come "bad blocks" too many of these indicate a failing drive. If so you should consider replacement while you still have the ability to clone your old drive onto a newer (larger) one. laptop drives are at about their cheapest right now and it would be a good opportunity to upgrade it.
\015\012It is not difficult to do.
\015\012Just the odd few could mean the laptop took a small bump while being used and it quite feasible that you could continue using it for a long time
\015\012Also get a can of compressed air for cleaning computers and clean out the laptop (do not stick the nozzle inside and make sure the unit is off first) overheating can also cause a very similar problem.
\015\012If you get los of dust and gunk out of here consider a laptop coolong pad with preferably 3 fans
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