When you say the screen went blank, did you have to restart the laptop?
Did you simply press a key to wake it up like it went into screen saver?
How old is the system, is the battery few years old?
256 MB of RAM is not a lot for today's applications demand. When you
have your anti-virus program running, you have very little left for other
programs. You should look at your laptop's documentation for instruction on
how to add more RAM, but keep in mind, you will have to find a matching
stick of RAM because not all RAMs are created equal.
If you don't want to go through that much trouble, then check out your
page files and increase the size of it would help. To do so, right-click My
Computer, select Properties. From System Properties, select the Advanced
tab, then click the Setting of Performance. At Performance Options, select
the Advanced tab. Click Change for the Virtual Memory. In Virtual Memory,
select the drive to do the Paging, Use Custom Size: Set the size to 1.5
times of your RAM, which in your case is 1.5 * 256 = 384 MB. Click OK when
you are done. Hope this helps.
For more information on Paging Files, visit Microsoft:
----- Original Message -----
From: "Denise Matthews" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, May 10, 2006 12:04 AM
Subject: [PCBUILD] Whats wrong with this computer
>> Thanks for replies
>>Inspiron 1300 laptop with Windows xp home edition
>> Hard drive free space 29.0GB used space 5.09GB.
>> Processor 1.50GHz 248 RAM
>> McAfee antivirus, on programes there is an AOL Spyware but I don't think
>> this is activated.
>> Installed Spyware Doctor. Have run both scans, 1 filed was recommended
>> tobe deleted, which I did.
>> Developments started to occur over last week, and this morning screen
>> went blank after 10 mins.
>> Almost looks like it has gone into screen saver but without anything on
>> Hope this will help, if not be patient, I am totally green.
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