Inspiron 1520 Start Up Issues
I bought an Inspiron 1520 in 2008 (Vista 32bit Home OS) and have recently began having start up issues. When I initially boot up my PC the log-in screen comes up fine, I can type in my password, hit enter and it moves on. However, it will load my desktop but as soon as I go to click on anything (My Computer, "Start", anything) it will just sit there.....and sit there....and sit there....The screen will flash a couple times and eventually fade to a white screen where it sits idle and makes zero advances.
I ran "chkdsk" along with every diagnostic test I could get my hands on. I received the following error codes: "0142", "0F00:0244"
Last night I ran the repair utility after booting the OS disk from the CD Drive and it said it found some corrupt data that it had repaired. I have not had a chance to see if that has solved the problem.
I apologize for my nievete, but can someone help me with what the issue might be and possible solutions?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.