Posted 02 March 2009 - 08:37 PM
I have a Dell Inspiron E1505 with a 1.6 ghz processor, 2 GB ram and just recently upgraded to a faster 320GB 7200rpm hard drive from my old 80GB 5400 rpm one. This is actually the second time because the first time I did this the hard drive defected and died in the middle of class on me after 2 months. While waiting for the replacement to come in my computer was running fine just slightly slower without the faster hard drive and then after I got the new replacement and installed it my computer is very slow to boot up and open programs. After the 2 or third time the programs seem to do pretty normal but start up is a pain because it will get to my background with out a menu bar or icons and just sit for a while.
I pride myself on keeping my computer running well and I don't know what is wrong. I have scanned it with fully updated McAfee, Malwarebytes, Spybot S&D. I have defragged at least once a week for past month and am also a user of CCleaner quite frequently. The only thing I can imagine would be my startup list which is the same as before from what I can tell. Any opinions??