Hey people! First Post! To the point, my brother has an Inspiron 8100 running XP with a pentium 3. He doesn't use it much so theres really not a lot on it. When he turned it on today it was running incredibly slow. So slow that it took 15 mins from choosing the user to reaching the desktop! I tried to do a System Restore but when it got to the point where it said the computer has to restart the thing froze up and would not shut down. I waited 30 mins. Our nephew had the computer for a couple of weeks but I dont think he even used it much. Since there isnt much on the thing would it be best to just reinstall XP? Or is it more likely a hardware problem and I should contact Dell. I can't use his computer to do it because it is running soooo slow. I guess all I really need to know is if reinstalling is the best bet. Thanks ahead of time!