Hardware / Software Issue?
Posted on 2011-10-27
I have a Dell desktop computer with Win Vista SP 1 that I am troubleshooting at the moment. It is running incredibly slow especially when browsing the web. The processor and disk activity seems low but it freezes up sometimes as well as BSODs. I ran dell diagnostics and received the following errors for the HD test.
0F00:0244 and 0F00:1A44
For the CD drive I got errors
Not sure if both the HD and CD drives need replaced. The hard drive is a Seagate so I ran seatools on the drive. The long and short test came back fine, so did the Dell Diags have a false positive? The Avast AV program as well as Malware Bytes has shown no sign of an infection as well. The cd drive appears to show no sign of a problem within Windows. I need to find the cheapest and easiest way to get this machine back to peak performance. Any ideas?