My system is a Dell Dimension 3000 desk top purchased in 2004 --2GB of Ram originally,
then in 09 I added 2GB more and the machine is at capacity.
I have defragmented -no improvement in start up speed.
I have AVG as my antivirus (free version) and Malware Bytes as my mw protection.
I started up in Safe Mode as suggested-start up time ie from the time I hit f8 until I can open the first program was about 3.5 minutes.
I then shut down and reopened normally--start up to being able to open was approx 11 minutes.
I noticed that AVG updates at opening and this is grinding and slowing things down, I have disabled the automatic update feature for the program including
the automatic definitions update. I will try to restart and see if this speeds things along... and will plan to update when I run scans. This is the way Malware Bytes is set up
and it works fine. I regularly run both scans by the way
and haven't had any activity since my last post with My Bleepin' several months ago in which AVG caught something but could not remove it--you guys helped me with that and
I haven't had a hit since.
My machine was running fine UNTIL I installed that OFFICE upgrade.
I will post if restarting time improves now that I have removed AVG update. Otherwise, please offer any suggestions you can.
My issues remain:
1. way two long to start up--just populating my desktop icons and task bar takes about 6 minutes...and nothing will open until, as I said about 11 minutes.
2. The machine is clicking and grinding in the background , like it is running something --the little green light flickers constatnly--and this has ruined my
audio--I can;t listen to any of my music either saved on my machine or via streaming on Pandora without it being interrupted and cutting out to the point that it
isn't even worth listening to.
Thanks again for helping--sorry for the hiatus--I work on a computer all day long at work and sometimes I just can't even MAKE myself turn my home computer on when I
get home...let alone deal with problems with it.
I am anxious to get this problem corrected.