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lilmeowmeow

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I purchased my Dell Latitude X300 in January 2005 that runs on Windows XP. It was fine for several years. Lately, it has been slow and sometimes freezes. I want to reformat it, but it keeps shutting down as soon as I see the screen where I can choose to delete the partition. I cannot make it beyond that step. This is NOT a battery or fan issue. Please help me. Thank You!!
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happyrock

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Hi lilmeowmeow...welcome to Geeks To Go... :)
it could be a power issue or a heat issue or a ram issue...
do you have the power connector plugged in at the time...

if so do the cleaning and if that doesn't help ...

lets make sure its not your memory going bad...get memtest + here....
the lowdown is here..

if you have a floppy drive you can get the 6th one down ...set the bios to boot from the floppy drive A:

first...then the cd drive then the Hard drive C:
or you can get the 2nd one down and burn the ISO file to a cd and then boot it from the cd drive...

if you don't have a burning program that will burn .ISO files go

here and get burncdcc ..a small FAST no frills iso

burning program...

NOTE...do not put a blank cd in until burncdcc opens the tray for you
1. Start by clicking on BurnCDCC.exe
2. Browse to the ISO file you want to burn on cd/dvd ....in this case its memtest86.iso
3. Select the ISO file
4. click on Start

make sure in the bios the cd drive is the first boot device....put the cd in the cd drive..boot your computer....


let memtest run for at least 2 hours...if it starts showing any errors during that time then you will have

to replace the RAM...no errors after 2 hours just press Esc to end the tests and we will try some other

tests..

Edited by happyrock, 30 July 2009 - 06:09 PM.

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