I have been experiencing slow boot-up for some time now and it seems to be getting worst. Subsequent to running an online Active Scan (Panda) for the better part of yesterday as directed by DASOS, I am now experiencing a loud whirring noise especially when the system is 'fetching' an application. Honestly, based on the noise sounding like a definite spinning sound, I suspect it may be my Hard Drive.
My questions relating to both the slow boot-up
and this new noise
1) Are there any configuration problems that may be causing this issue, and how/where can I address this?
2) Is there a site (or utility) where I can benchmark my particular hard drive to evaluate if it is performing correctly?
3) Is there a site (or utility) where I can benchmark my particular CPU (processor) to evaluate if it to is performing correctly?
4) Outside of the noise possibly coming from the hard drive (or maybe the CPU fan), is there anything else you can suggest that may be the culprit?
Soonest assistance appreciated. Da` Rudster