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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by trinitra32, Apr 16, 2008.

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  1. trinitra32

    trinitra32 Thread Starter

    Apr 16, 2008
    XP won't start for about 10 min's when I turn the computer on. Then it starts up and works just fine. is this because I need more memory? I only have 256. Model Dell Optiplex GX260, I installed a printer that needed 512mem. and I installed it any way. could this be a problem?:confused:
  2. DoubleHelix

    DoubleHelix Banned

    Dec 9, 2004
    Could be. If the program is trying to run when the computer boots, it could be slowing everything down. If you're trying to run something that lists 512MB of RAM required, you really need to upgrade to that. I'd be curious to know what program this is though since that's a pretty steep requirement for a printer. My guess is that it's some type of photograph or imaging software that isn't at all necessary to just print.

    Maybe you could get by with just installing printer drivers and not the whole suite of programs.
  3. karbo

    karbo Banned

    Sep 2, 2003
    You need at least 512 MB (even more) of RAM to run Windows XP. If not, you're sure to run into a lot of problems.
  4. tipstir


    May 22, 2005
    Actually you can run XP Pro SP2 with 256MB as that is the min you can run it at. I have older laptops running it at 256MB. I do recommend if you have a desktop to install 512MB as the min. Most laptops older ones can run it. Going to be a bit slower. If you have a faster HDD and 256MB on a laptop then it will work better.
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