Hello I am new to this community and I know a 2400 is a dinosour. Some time back the system began to take forever to boot. I had all the usual virus protection and so on. I performed regular clean ups. Finnally it just crashed. I reinstalled the entire OS and she out ran my brand new laptop. I mean she screemed. Then it crashed again. This time I had primary drive not found messages. Ran a full diag. Everything checked good and suddenly she just came on line. Worked like a champ. I shut down the system and this morning no joy. The Dell logo comes up and it just sits there, no error messages. I can get into setup and the boot menu but it takes about 5 minutes to come up. I also replaced the cmos battery still the same thing. The lights on the back give no indication of any type of failure. At this time I have my boot menu up and will try to trouble shoot some more.
Any input would be appreciated. I am begining to think there may be a problem with my BIOS.