I have a Windows 7 Starter laptop that has been in use for a little over two years. Performance has been acceptable for all this time, but these last few days it has begun showing trouble.
At first, very slow to startup, instead of 30 seconds after typing in the password, It would take 5 minutes to get to the desktop.
Today, after resuming from hibernation (which was also taking longer then usual) it got absurdly slow. I tried restarting, and it took almost 20 minutes to get to the desktop. Even so, it hadn't loaded most of the programs it usually does, as I could see from looking at the task manager. Clicked the logo to shutdown, took some minutes to open, then chose to turn off, took it's time.
Tried restarting in safe mode, there it works ok. Used window's check disk for problems, nothing found except 1 bad cluster. Restarted again, same thing, taking way too long to show the dekstop. Pressed ctrl+alt+del, it said it wasn't able to open the logon aplication. (Logon Process Initialization Failure). If I wait a bit more, eventually it works, allowing me to shut it off.
Also tried Startup Repair, it found nothing. There is no restore point available.
Windows memory diagnostic tool also did not turn up anything.
Tried using msconfig, disabled everything, it started up. By accident, hit hibernate instead of shutdown, 40 minutes later it still hadn't, I held the power button to shut it off.
I suspect it is either some windows update or malware, perhaps from university wifi (Which requires login by showing a webpage instead of usual system logins)
The laptop is manufactured by LG, model X200, 2gb ram, Atom N270. It has no CD/DVD drive bay, but does come with splashtop, which I'm thinking might help run diagnostics. But windows still boots in safe mode.
Anyhow, I'm looking for some pointers in what to do to start diagnosing this.
Thanks for your time
Edited by Kupuham, 09 June 2013 - 08:41 PM.