28146Inspiron 8100 Extremely Slow Bootup/Operation
- Mar 21, 2006After an apt update while running unstable borked my Debian install a
few months back, I didn't bother to touch my Inspiron because I was
tired of all the problems I was continually having with it and didn't
want to deal with a software issue on top of all the other hardware
ones. I finally decided to get it going again and fix things to get
some various important files off of there, but now when I boot up it
takes literally minutes to post and so far after about 15 minutes I'm
still going through the basic KNOPPIX bootup procedure, everything is
positively glacial. The last thing I had Dell replace on there was
the hard drive because it died, so now I'm assuming that this new one
is dying again, but is there anything I can perhaps do? The fans are
working and it's not running too hot.
It's really ridiculous, though, I've literally had Dell replace every
part (and I do mean EVERY part apart from the base frame) on this
thing at least once, and the mountains and mountains of hardware
issues and the lies and dodging of the tech support personnel have
certainly ensured that my next laptop will NOT be a Dell.
Unfortunately the warranty has run out (just after I had them replace
the hard drive) and so I can't send it back in, so any helpful
suggestions will be appreciated.
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