PC extremely slow at boot-up
Here's my PC:
20GB quantum fireball <----4yr old HDD, oldest item in this pc
LG 4x2x32 CD-RW
Mistumi 54x32x54 CD-RW
The problem is it seems MUCH slower at loading applications (such as IE, winamp) and starting up then my previous PIII 666 computer.
Let me explain a bit...
Games on this new pc work great, fast and lagless just how they should be...however it takes 5 minutes to start windows up! During that time it seems like the pc and HD aren't doing anything....just stuck at the windows loading screen with that blue bar. Right when i open the pc on a cold-boot it shows the main asus screen, then the screen with the drives that are installed, then for like a minute its at a black screen with a white bar at the bottom of it, slowly loading. When that finally does load, it gets to the windows xp loading page, which takes about 2 minutes to load.
Ive tried installing another version of windows xp, and the same thing happens!
The only funny thing i noticed is that if i would restart my pc after it being on for a few hours, it takes a minute to do boot. I guess because the hardware's already nice and warm so its not cold-booting. But if im not wrong, a cold boot on this machine should NOT take so long.
All drivers are updated, any suggestions?