I have a Dell Inspirion 1520. The machine is running MS Vista Home Premium. At first Vista would just boot up to a black screen and a cursor. Though the forum I found if I unplug it and undo the battery, hold the power for 30 secs. It would then boot up. That worked great. I can now boot up to normal mode.
My issue now is that the computer runs extremely slow. I can not get any internet connection box to appear. Opening word takes 10 mins. It just runs slow. So I have run ccleaner, Malwarebytes, chkdsk /r, disk defragment, disk clean up. To no avail.
I tired running sfc /SCANNOW, however it never seems to run. It flashes up the command prompt for a second and disappears. I also tried getting into safe mode, but I can not do it. It boots to a black screen, cursor, and tags in the four corners, but that is as far as it will go.
Any ideas on what I should do next?