I have a friend's dell dimension 4600c and it is running running incredibly slow.When I first got it, the power supply was dead so I have since replaced the power supply. It was given to her by a friend recently and she didn't care about any of the data so I decided to just go ahead and format and reinstall with XP. The windows xp setup takes 30 minutes to an hour to copy files to the hard drive after it finishes the format and then 30 minutes to an hour to pull up the spot where you insert the product key. Once I get it installed I expect it to be just as slow before the format. I have ran hiren's boot cd and checked all of the hardware and nothing comes back with errors. All of the fans are running. I have tried swapping ide cables out. I have tried swapping the ram and hard drive. Nothing seems to help.....any ideas guys?
PS: the specs are Intel P4 processor, 384mb of ram, 40 GB hdd, dell motherboard, standard cd/dvd rom.