My computer at home is several years old. Two days ago it locked up and it’s been running horribly since then.
It takes 10-15 minutes to boot up.
If you click on dial up networking, it takes about a minute for the “connect” screen to come up.
If you click on My Computer, that takes over a minute to come up.
If you click on Netscape, it takes three to five minutes for it to come up.
Once these things come up, they seem to work ok.
I switch pages in Netscape, and load new ones just as fast as ever.
When you exit Netscape it takes two minutes or so to close.
It seemingly erases the Netscape window line by line.
Everything takes forever to load.
I’m running Windows 98.
I’ve done a thorough Scandisk. I’ve use PCMedic. I reinstalled Windows (without formatting the hard drive, or erasing the old copy.)
I’ve checked for conflicts and bad drivers.
What the hell’s wrong with this thing?