Posted 18 June 2007 - 08:47 PM
I've have a PowerSpec Pc for three years. P4, 2.8 Ghz, 1 Gig ram, 300 gig HD, onboard lan, sound and video. It not the best but it is dependable.
Two months ago I backed up all data, installed a new HD and fresh copy of XP Pro. I did this because I wanted to minimize the chance of any hard drive problems (even though I backup my data).
The system has been running fine, but recently I've noticed when I'm in Windows Explorer, Word, Outlook or any other program and I want to open a folder, the system takes about 30 seconds to respond, then it's fine.
I've never seen this type of delay. The system runs SP2 and is up to date on all Microsoft patches and security updates.
Does anyone have any suggestions?