My hard disk sounds like it's working overtime on start up for a few minutes after the desktop has loaded.
I've done the msconfig thing and also amended start up programs in Norton 360. There are only 3 or 4 things running on start up.
With my other problems re the pc freezing does anyone advise reinstalling windows from fresh or has my 4 year old pc had it's day?
I have two HDs under the hood, is it worth swapping them, the 2nd HD is hardly used?