I am working on a HP Compaq D510s desktop, with a 20GB HD and 1GB RAM. I have reimaged this machine twice with 2 separate images, one starting from scratch, building from the XP CD. It has the latest drivers, and updates including SP2.
Everything seems to go well, I add windows updates, and necessary programs needed. Then after a restart...and this has happened both times, it takes over a minute or so just to get to the login screen. Then once logged in, it's REALLY SLOW going in between files/folders.
Sometimes, I just can't wait around for it to boot up, it shows the Windows XP splash screen, then is black for awhile until the login screen appears. I've tried a different video card, that's not it. I did receive one error on the first time about the Controller, but then I never saw it again. This last time, no errors appeared, but takes forever to boot.
Could this be the HD? Or something else on the board itself?
Please help! Have tried everything I can think of.