I have a an old Dell Inspiron 8000 that came with that shocking ME on it. I also have another Dell Inspiron 1520 with xP on it which is only 2 years old. Can I use the Inspiron 1520 installation operating system on my 10year old Inspiron 8000? I have all of the inspiron xP drivers for the 8000 as it came with a promotional xP upgrade package. I want the full installation though,not the upgrade and that is why I wanna use my Inspiron 1520 xP operating system disk. What problems do u think i will have? Many thanks to anybody who can help! Problem:-My Inspiron 1520 has suddeny started doing this intermittantly. I power up but the screen stays black. So I have to hold the button down to turn it off. So I start again! I may have to go thru this process 3 or 4 times before it starts working perfectly. Sometimes it starts first go. What could be the problem?Ihave tried putting ther ram in and out and have removed the battery and held the power button down to discharge it-same problem.Once I get it started everything is perfect and it goes like there is/was nothing wrong with it. Anybody heard of this before? I have run a hardware check on it and everything is working perfectly.