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Posted 02 December 2008 - 06:10 AM
The battery is find I think. I know some laptops have an ability to refresh laptop batteries but I'm not sure about the Dell D600. If you know of a 3rd party boot utility or something something cool I could try that... or I could just use a voltage meter.
I also found that my laptop is looking it's metallic luster finish and just the over all structure is deteriorating. I think what also contributes to the hd problem is how I grab it when it's on. Sometimes when I'm moving around for a signal, to the couch, bed room, or just holding it waiting for it to shutdown/sleep, I tend to grab it by one hand (I'm right handed) on the right side of the laptop. This is also where the spinning hard drive is. So might be applying pressure in the wrong location. What do you think?
Posted 01 December 2008 - 02:01 AM
Posted 01 December 2008 - 12:54 AM
So now I'm in the market for another laptop hard drive.
Posted 19 July 2008 - 12:48 PM
Posted 26 June 2008 - 03:03 PM
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Posted 25 June 2008 - 08:48 PM
Posted 23 June 2008 - 05:10 PM
So I guess I can take 40 minutes for a reinstall or do the user account thing. I hope the explorer situation did not affect the 'default user' or the all 'users account'. I shall post my results on what I find. Wish me luck.
Posted 21 June 2008 - 04:48 AM
Posted 21 June 2008 - 04:15 AM
If you need to backup your file, you can start window with "Safe Mode with Command Prompt". It will start window with a command prompt and nothing else. From there you can copy/backup your files to another drive or thumb drive so you can proceed with a full recovery.
Posted 20 June 2008 - 10:49 PM
Boot back normal- Boot to last good known config -- no luck
System restore - no restore points to fall back to (I saw some at first, but didn't think I'd think this was going to be that bad; now they're gone... rats )
Ran the AVG virus scanner, came out clean.
Ran highjack this... seemed ok
Replacing the explorer (copy and paste) from another working XP machine (I restarted it just to make sure, nothing)
Manually added the irtutil.dll runtime to C:\windows\system32\ (nothing)
Well I'm kind of out of options. I think I may need to backup the data to a USB and try the dell recovery CD. (I hate thoughs recovery cd's and the whole babysitting the recovery)
If you can help, thanks in advance.