After a fairly normal boot-up, I get to my desktop screen - but it then takes about 4 -5 minutes for the desktop icons and taskbar to appear. I've tried Sys res. but no difference. Any help would be appreciated - - thanks!
a) Suddenly - about a week ago b) No - apart from "Software Distribution Service" on 22/01 and on 31/01. c) Sytem Mechanic does these things regularly. d)A fair bit - tho not sure what is or isn't running. There are seven icons in System Tray - but they've all been there for a long time. Just as I was writing this, I got a message "Windows has discovered a problem and has shut down to prevent damage to your computer -KERNAL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR" followed by what to to if this page appears again - which it hasn't, thus far! I'm thinking there's something badly wrong somewhere!! What do you make of it?