Gateway Essential (got it in 2000)
256 megs ram
I think I already know the answer to this but better safe than sorry.
Every time I start up my computer: halfway through where the Gateway logo is (where the green bar slides across the bottom of the screen) it stops for about two or three minutes. Then it starts up again, green bar becomes full, then stops for two minutes. After that everything seems to be normal.
I think it started when I tried to get rid of AVG which made my already POS go slower.
Is this a sign that my PC is going to computer [bleep]? I've checked and double checked all the connections, did system restore, and even reinstalled windows.
Also, is there a good anti virus that WON'T slow down my computer? I've tried Norton, AVG, Avast and several others.