However, upon initial startup or reboots, the computer starts up incredibly slow, taking 7-8 minutes until it's fully up and running. Initiating other programs once booted up also is very slow. I posted a Hijack This log and it checked out clean.
Here are my responses to the "Slow Computer Checklist:"
1. VirusScan updated. Complete scan, nothing found.
2. No recent downloads.
3. Anti-spyware scans completed.
B. Uncontrolled Applications
4. Startup list verified and minimized to necessary programs.
5. Hard drive cleaned up.
6. Scan disc completed.
7. Defrag completed.
If I could guess one thing that could be negatively affecting the speed of my computer, it would be the installation of my HP 7210 All-in-One printer about 6 months ago. Initially after installation of that printer, my desktop ran slow. Shortly thereafter operating speed greatly improved. Now however the speed is absolutely dismal.
Any suggestions or ideas? Thank you.
Edited by wbhendrickson, 27 February 2006 - 01:24 AM.