alright, I got the laptop... I was on it till 1 last night (im at school right now)
It takes it about 20 - 30 mins from when I press the botton - to when I get a desktop.
its a dell, like I said above. 25GB hard drive lol 256mb ram 1.4 ghz processor.
My teacher said she may need another hard drive, the dump could be caused by hard drive failure.
The first thing I did was run msconfig. After that I restarted and in about 20 mins after I had a desk top.. the BSOD came up with an error... and it the bottom it said dumping physical memory.
I restarted computer, (I made a guide based on ALL the things that make your computer faster) I followed my guide, did bootvis and all that other junk. I must say it did cut the boot time, and everything starts a little faster, but its still rEALLY slow. And the laptop stayed on for about an hour this time, and it was already 1 oclock... maby the physical mem. thing is fixed? I turned off and went to bed. Ill find out when I get home.
I put ccleaner and ran it, When I get home I will do spybot s/d. hopefully that will help. Then I will do that troublehooting thingy... if all else fails Ill tell her just buy a new hard drive I guess.. they arnt that expensive, at least not as much a GeekSquad!