this is more of an Operating Sytem topic, I would think. If the RAM was sub par, you would be getting blue screens, POST error beep codes and such. . it is quite common for the OS startup config to become corrupted when users install programs they aren't sure about.
when was the last time you remember the boot time being acceptable? Do you remember anything that could have changed since then i.e. installing free ware and such?
there are quite a few remedies for painfully long boot times, so we can take this one step at a time. What is your Operating System? i mean is it windows XP or Vista etc.?
if possible, a speccy snapshot of the PC would help, here is the procedure:
Go to Piriform's website, and click the big button.
- Click Download from Piriform.com (the FileHippo link requires an extra click). Or if you want to use a portable version of Speccy (which doesn't require installation), click the builds page link and download the portable version.
- You will now be asked where you want to save the file. The best place to put it is the Desktop, as it will be easy to find later.
After the file finishes downloading, you are ready to run Speccy. If you downloaded the installer, simply double-click on it and follow the prompts until installation is complete. If you downloaded the portable version, you will need to unzip it before use. Right-click the ZIP file and click Extract all. Click Next. Open up the extracted folder and double-click on Speccy.
Once inside Speccy, it will look similar to this (with your computer's specifications, of course):
- Now, at the top, click File > Publish Snapshot
You will see the following prompt:
- Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard
then copy/paste the link in your reply
Edited by synergy513, 17 September 2014 - 03:50 AM.