Posted 27 December 2006 - 10:54 AM
I have been having trouble with my computer for awhile now. I posted in hijack this forum and I have a clean log, so they thought maybe you could help me.
My computer is extremely slow at startup...takes probably 15 minutes to get on internet, where it used to take 30 seconds or less. If I run any scans it takes forever to complete...for example, my Norton scan takes MORE than 24 hours to complete. I scan in safe mode and it works perfectly,(scans in less than one hour) but when I reboot, Norton says that I have not scanned my computer in x amount of days, when actually I just did one.
Once I finally get on the internet, it will take me from site to site fairly quickly, but to get to that point, I have usually been working at it for 20 minutes. It often freezes unexpectedly.....in fact while I was typing this, it froze and I had to wait 5 minutes to finish my sentence! I have used ATF Cleaner, CCleaner, defragged, and scanned with various anti-virus, anti-spyware. What else can I do? I'm thinking that I may have to wipe my computer clean and start over! (of course I have no idea how to do that if I needed to) Any ideas about what could cause my computer to do this? It used to work like a charm. My kids could have downloaded something I suppose the messed it up, but I can't think of anything that I downloaded taht may have caused this. Anyway, thanks for reading this, and I'd appreciate any help.