feel like taking on another challenge? I have this computer which is real slow. It is used by the kids to download music. I make them just use this one for those downloads. It use to be fast, but it is real slow to respond and sometimes it won't do anything, at those times, I'll look at the task manager and the cpu useage is at 100%. Any ideas? This is a Dell Optiplex GX240 with 512 ram.
I suggest you start new topic on that.
It may save you a lot of time, if we clean it up and avoid a situation, when kids computer will become inoperable.
Will do. Thanks again.
Thanks again, that also helped me find some files I had forgotten about.
Question, how come I can run this OTLPE program, but not windows?
I can bring up almost everything with this program you had me put on cd, but I can't get my widows reinstall cd to come up? Just seems, if I can get one to work, should be able to get the other to come up.
I've been looking around for the restore program, but can't find it.
Check your Windows CD on another computer and see, if it's bootable?
What restore program do you have in mind?
Start, All Programs, Accessories, System tools, System Restore: to restore the system to an earlier configuration.
No, you can't do this from OTLPE boot. You'd have to be live in Windows.
I see what you mean. I put the laptop cd in this computer and it would not boot. So I put the reinstall cd from this computer in the laptop and it does say "press any key to boot from CD...." but nothing happens with I press the keys.
I'll go to best buy and get another laptop. In the past, when there was a problem with the laptop, I saw it as a challenge to get it going. Been able to do it every time, one way or another, but this time......I guess not. I can't complain, I have had it since 2003, took it to Iraq, CA.....all over the states, even AK. I guess it is time to retire it.
Thanks again for your help.
Is this your job or do you just do this parttime? I use to help out on a Auto repair forum, give people advice, tell them what to check and such, but it was just something I liked to do.
That's because, it's not designed for your laptop, but this message: "press any key to boot from CD...." means, that the CD is bootable and laptop's CD drive works.
On the other hand, it looks like laptop's recovery CD went bad.
What brand of laptop is it?
It may have recovery partition, or you can order new recovery CD (usually for shipping costs).
This? It's my pure hobby
It is a Dell Inspiron 5100. Model No. PP07L
Cool hobby! And your helping others. We are grateful.
I like to help people, when I can
To see, if your Dell has recovery partition, start it normally and press F10 key at Dell's logo.
See, what happens.
I just try'd it twice and it goes right to the black screen.
Possibly, someone removed that partition, or it wasn't there.
Call Dell and ask for recovery CD price.
You can cry a little and you may get a good deal.
I'll give it a try on Monday.
You're very welcome