Wow!!! that was the issue was set to PIO mode and now I'm noticed SIGNIFICANT differences in response time. Your are AMAZING Gringo!!!! I would be a dangerous weapon of war if I knew what you did
But many, many, MANY thanks again, I cannot express my gratitude enough to you and the whole BleepingComputer staff. This is the BEST support forum online by far!!! I will keep monitoring performance over the next few days and let you know if everything indeed is back to normal and rolling smoothly.
One last question, what is your preferred proactive Antivirus, Firewall, AntiSpyware and Anti-Malware softwares? I'm a tech head so I spend 20 hours a day on PC's and only had about 4 viruses in the last 10 years but each one was severe and they always seemed to sidestep my antivirus and firewall protection. The 4 times I was infected, it sidestepped McAfee the 1st time, AVG the 2nd time and Avira the last 2 times. Most all were paid versions too not the free ones. So tell me what you recommend. I was reading up on ESET and it looks pretty impressive but let me know your thoughts. Thanks