My 10 year old son has been given an old Dell Latitude C840 laptop with the hard drive wiped. The spec is reasonably good with a Pentium 4 chip and 1 gig of ram. However, the machine is very slow and sluggish. The key pad is not very responsive. I want to try and load an old version of Windows ME onto the laptop as I do not want to spend a lot of money on this machine. The computer has been grinding through the installation for the past 18 hours. Can anybody advise how I can get the machine running at a reasonable speed. I suspect that I have either/or bios and driver issues.