I'm not even sure if this is the correct forum but let's hope so.
Here's my story:
System: cpu = AMD Athalon 1800+
60gig hard drive
About a week ago when starting my computer it seemed to just freeze at the screen where it says what the cpu is, memory etc.
It took so long I manually shut down thinking I had a virus or similar.
Tried booting again and had the same problem, while sitting there scratching my head and wondering whether I should use the hammer or the axe it started to keep booting, once booted almost everything seemed fine. I can surf the net, navigate folders with no apparent slow down. The whole boot-up process took more than 5 minutes and the same has happened on every reboot since.
The only other issue seems to be with printing, when trying to print a document it seems to take forever 5+ minutes to print, it prints one line then waits 5 to 10 seconds for the next line.
I have ran:
Everything was fine with all these.
I then ran HiJackThis and posted the log in the Malware forum and have been told that everything there is fine as well.
I then deleted cookies, history etc, emptied prefetch folder, checked disk for errors and then defragged.
Still boot-up is a 5+ minute painful experience.
Friends that are equally computer challenged as I think it may be a RAM or CPU problem, however I trust the experts here more than their "guesses"
Any advice/ideas would be much appreciated.
Edited by zoombi, 13 May 2006 - 02:25 AM.