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I have an Inspiron 8100 (past the warranty period) that has
inexplicably become "slow."
I've actually re-formated and re-installed the OS -- and noticed that
whole process takes 3 - 4 times the usual time. Even formatting the
takes a very long time, so I've ruled out software issues. No
changes have been made to the laptop.