Posted 09 June 2011 - 02:06 PM
Yep, I did try that, went into safe mode, no problems there..still slow. Yesterday I followed the 'tutorials' on this site, did all the defrags., my start-up was and is only about 5 essentials, nothing more. I did have approx. 38 desktop icons compressed into a program which I deleted yesterday and moved my icons into another folder on my hard drive. I ran MBAM, there were no problems. I ran the Secunia PSI, updated 5 outdated programs. Nothing seems to have improved. As far as your saying 3 minutes boot seems normal, I have to disagree. My boot never took more than a couple of minutes. Now, when it boots, it stays on the welcome screen for about 45 seconds, then my screen opens up but no taskbar, no icons, no nothing...stays that way for about 90 seconds before the taskbar comes up. Also, when I click on/or try to access anything on my firefox, it will take a good 45 second to a minute before that page loads. Again, totally unacceptable. Don't know where else to go from here.