Got my hands on a Dell 8250 which has not been switched on in approx 18 months. Ran it up but noticed it was real slow. Reinstalled XP using recovery disk supplied with the same result, slow system/sluggish response from mouse and windows. Tried a new hard disk and the same thing happens, really slow system response... took 4 hours to install XP on the new HDD...
Several "INF Install Failure - The handle is invalid" during install...
Another problem, probably not related(?) is that when I do a restart, it powers down OK, but the BIOS won't re-initialise... the RTC shows the correct date & time so probably not the battery?
Pentium 4 2.6Ghz
80Gb HDD (New IBM Deskstar)
20Gb HDD (Original IBM Deskstar)
Any pointers for me?