Dell Inspiron 1501 with Vista. It belongs to the mother in law and she had so much **** on here that it was just easier for me to reformat the system. Or at least I thought it was easier. Now the SD card reader won't work. When you insert the card it chimes to let you know the card has been inserted, but after a couple of seconds it chimes again as if it was removed. I tried downloading new drivers from Dell, but when they are installed it won't chime with the installation of the card.
It seems to be booting awfully slow too. I took a 2 gig stick of ram out of another laptop and it helps with performance, but boot up is still slow. Only two things checked in the Startup tab in System Config is AVG and NetZero.
When shutting down there is an error that pops up quickly just before it leaves the desktop and goes to black screen. It appears and dissappears so quickly I can't see what it is.
Let me know what you think.