Looking for some help from someone who's done this. Just restored the OS on my Inspiron B130 (windows XP) so starting bare bones. (No install discs so used the ctrl+F11 option) Just got done updating all windows updates, flash player, java and everything is working but very sluggish. Specs: 80G HD, 1.7MHz proc., and 2G RAM.
Short question, what am I missing on installs, updates, etc to get this at least back to near new-ish performance?
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You could surely take a look to see if there are any updated drivers for this system from the title below. Are all your drivers installed?
Jesse, Thanks for the quick response. I have visited the driver update page (a wonderful tool by Dell by the way) and updated/installed all drivers that were recognized from my tag. Unfortunately, it is still very sluggish. I'm not complaining too much as a once unusable laptop is now functioning. I guess I just expected it to be a bit closer to speeds, reaction/loading time, window function time (as you can tell I'm in no way shape or form a 'tech') from before it got bogged down. Still very very sluggish. But thanks for the direction! At least I know I'm on the right path.