Two PCs, different homes. Both have HyperOs systems on Windows 2000 and Aol BB.... I have 1Gb RAM and a Duron 1200. Daughter has Duron 800 and 512 RAM.
Mine works fine but I'm the only one who uses it!
Hers is fussy, (lots of flickering HD light) is slow to reach sign-on screen and very slow to sign on...... She has an 18yr old son who is often too lazy/tired to boot into his own system.
I have double checked (after her) using CClean, Ad-Aware. Zone Alarm is the firewall, all are up to date.
Have even run Trend Housecall over the whole PC...... Have installed and checked msconfig, disabling most things that are not needed at bootup, and while there are small improvments in some other things, the slow sign-on persists.
Grandson is mainly into MP3 and MSN Messenger.
There must be something lurking there which is either RAM hungry or at cross purposes with other programs. When first installed everything worked fine.
Would appreciate ideas of where to look for the answer?
I allow my daughter to use my pc because hers has been infected so bad that Im going to wipe it clean and start again.She uses msn messenger on my pc and when shes finished some times my pc becomes so slow its unbelievable.It was so bad after one of her sessions that I had to restore the pc back to earlier time. In my opinion msn messenger is a curse. This may not be the root of your problem but it certainly gives me grief.