Out of nowhere my Laptop has started loading bios to finishing startup in about 15 - 20 minutes - excruciatingly slow! Up until this point it only took 3 minutes.
It literally came out of nowhere - I had encountered no problems that I could tell, especially concerning running speed, and have not installed any new programs.
There is no error message - the process is literally the same as a normal startup except unbearably slower!!
Once the system has finished loading, all programs seem to start/work as normal but sometimes with a delay in first starting up.
I'm running XP Service Pack 2, Intel Celeron M 1.7GHz processor, 1.37GB RAM.
(Sorry this isn't a bump - just wanted to say I have a feeling that it might be my hard drive that's dying... could anyone give their opinion as to if I might be right?)
Edited by peacespotting, 17 May 2009 - 10:28 AM.