From a clean boot, following are some symptoms:
30 seconds to open a PDF document.
3-4 minutes to open a browser (IE)
1 minute to open an outlook express message
3-4 minutes to open a pdf document attached to an outlook express message
I've opened task manager while doing these things, and CPU usage appears low etc but the light to the hard drive is running constantly.
Computer is running Windows XP, service pack 3. It is AMD Sempron 2200+ 1.50GHz with 624 MB RAM. Hard drive is 38.2 GB with 16.4 GB used and 21.8 GB free.
I have compacted folders in OE, I have defragmented the hard drive, I have used the cleanup utility to clean temp files etc.
However, when I go to computer settings, advanced and select "no paging file", it appears to run quicker.
I'm at a loss for what else to do (other than wipe it clean and reinstall).
And just today it rebooted itself twice after trying to open up a browser (no browser came up, just a constant light on the hard drive and then a sudden reboot).
Thanks in advance for your help
Edited by Rob W., 22 February 2010 - 08:00 PM.