My desktop pc is a little over a yr old and has been spot on since i got it, but just recently it has been taking between 4 and 5 mins to boot up ! !
When i turn on the pc, the compaq boot page comes up first, and stays on for roughly a minute ( 5 secs prior to problem), then screen goes blank for 30 to 50 secs during which time the cpu fan kicks in really louly for 30 secs, then, xp loads,, then a minute later,,windows loads to the welcome page.
Once windows has loaded and the desktop is visible, it takes another2 mins before i can use the pc. It takes a minute for all the desktop icons to take their proper form,, then a further minute to get thru the startup programs.
I run the latest version of Kaspersky teamed up with the latest Prevx1 antivirus,, as i always have, and there is no conflict between the two, they have always got along together without fault.
Both Kerspasky and prevx1 full scans say the pc is completly clean.
Adaware and Spybot come up completly clean as well (apart from a few cookies which i delete ).
I have emptied all the tempory internet files etc,,, I do so 2 or 3 times a week.
I have been into the add/remove programs , and removed a load of stuff i no longer use or need,, but still the long bootup
My two drives are less than 30% full and chkdisk comes out fine.
They have both been defragged since this problem started, but still the unacceptably long bootup continues.
I have used the usual pc optimisers and reg utilitys,,,,no change.
I have scanned the startup programs and found nothing that shouldnt be there,, although there are 43 processes loading.
Have tried system restore twice, but still the long bootup.
My pc has never taken so long to boot into windows,, and what used to take a minute and a half max,, is now taking anything up to 5 minutes to be usable,,
Oh,,and,,,, the compaq page that first starts when i turn the pc on stays on for a minute or so,, but,,, wont let me enter the boot menu or any other service provided by the F keys ? ? ?
I am sure i have tried everything i know to identify a problem,, and i am getting nowhere at all....
Anybody got any ideas,,, this is doing my head in ????????
Many thanks,, kev
Edited by rxkevco, 01 August 2007 - 02:48 AM.