From: Steve Urbach on
On Tue, 23 Feb 2010 16:51:17 -0800 (PST), Gas Bag <shazlikd(a)>

>> � That's the way my Dell came from the factory. Just get a $20 memory
>> card and snap it in and problem solved. It's probably that simple and
>> that cheap. 128 is ludicrous. Get it?- Hide quoted text -
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>Yes, I fully agree that my computer is old (and underpowered) to be
>running XP Home, but it is getting by....for the time being. Reading
>what I've read so far, I think the best option would be for me to get
>some more RAM. But can anyone advise me what's the best freeware HDD
>scanning and repairing utility available? That would be much
XP scandisk will do the job just fine. Just let it grind away with nothing
else running (Get dinner, low memory makes defrag slow as it can only cache a
small chunk).

BTW Run Scan disk with the Repair ticked, requires a reboot because Windows
locks to much of the drive. It will ask you to schedule. Say Yes
Reboot and watch it start, the go out for dinner (if you have a Larger than
20G drive) :)