When I turn on my computer it lags after the XP screen [with that little horizonal blue bar] for a good while, maybe a minute? It'll just be a black screen, then my monitor's power indicator light will blink, like when the computer is off but the monitor is still on. In addition to that, programs like firefox, aim, and photoshop have been crashing quite often. I get that "This program is not responding....end task" window and I'll try to end task but it'll stay open.
I've run my antivirus, adaware, spybot, ccleaner, etc...and nothing has shown up so I don't think it's spyware or a virus. I tried doing a system restore today and it says the system restore was unsuccessful. I tried a few dates and they all didn't work.
Does anyone have any ideas about what's wrong? any and all help would be greatly appreciated.