i replaced and upgraded the memory incase it was a problem
last night it was running fine but this morning it took 30 mins to boot up in the following stages
1.. first boot gave me desktop only
2..reboot gave me desktop and desktop icons
3..another reboot gave me desktop ,desktop icons and taskbar
all this took half hour to complete
the pc is running fine now but very slow and i dare not shut it down...
incidentally i have issues yet again in the device manager as follows..
i have 2 yellow question marks ..one is "multimedia audio controller"
in the details tab it says "device instance ld and gives the following code
the other yellow question mark is "video controller" again in the details tab it says "device instance ld" and the following code
god knows whats happened but its not running any quicker at all despite boosting memory from 512 at 333mhz to 760 at 400mhz
Edited by topcarp2, 18 November 2008 - 11:55 AM.