I recently got my PC back after a warranty repair (hardware issue where the system kept freezing - think it was the CPU fan). Anyway since then it has gotten progressively slower as the days go by and now I'm lucky if it'll even load any programmes.
It boots up and loads into windows ok and then starts to load up my auto start stuff fine. But when I double click on a programme to enter it it either takes a very long time (we're talking nearly ten minutes) or it does nothing at all.
I've ran an AVG Virus scan in safe mode, the symmantec SAV32CLI scanner in command prompt and Ad Aware in safe mode and this has found no errors. I have de-fragged the hard drive and run error checking also to no avail.
The people who "repaired" my PC have simply either copied or physically put my hardrive into a new system, so I thought if they'd just copied it then it may have corrupted windows somehow. I tried to do a repair of windows with my XP disc but the system will not even boot into it (I have changed the BIOS settings so that the CD drive is top priority for boots, I also tried pressing F11 and telling the PC to boot with the CD drive but neither have worked ).
Does anyone out there have any ideas what might be causing all of this trouble, or at least be able to tell me if it is likely to be a hardware issue(as it's still under warranty) or whether the windows repair would sort it.
I would be most appreciative of any help!
AMD Athalon 3400 2.4 Ghz processor
80 GB Maxtor HDD
512Mb DDR RAM
Audiphile USB Soundcard
Running Windows XP (Service Pack 2 installed)
Other programmes used:
Opera Web Browser
Roxio Easy Media Creator