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Dell Inspiron E1705 takes forever to boot up

by SeafarerChief / January 20, 2012 9:31 PM PST

My Dell Inspiron e1705 (now several years old) is taking an extremely long time to boot (powerup). What can I do to solve this?

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Before I do much I look for
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 21, 2012 2:37 AM PST

1. A clean boot. Noted widely I can't offer any link because there is no OS listed.

2. It could be a failing piece of hardware but I have no reason to suspect that. Why? Because boot times on those 1GB RAM VISA laptops surprise folk today and there is nothing wrong with the machines. This is how those machines work.

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Thanks - sorry
by SeafarerChief / January 21, 2012 10:52 AM PST

Oops! I should have known better. It's Windows Vista Home Premium SP2
Sorry 'bout that

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There are things we can do to speed it up.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 21, 2012 11:00 AM PST
In reply to: Thanks - sorry

For example the first thing I do is to use HIBERNATION rather that suffer a full boot each time.


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