Hi Our laptop has been slow of late in starting up. Now, just the desktop loads as normal but nothing can been activated including the Start button. Placing the cursor over the task bar shows the laptop is doing something but it just sits there. Also, none of the symbols( lan, avg, messenger etc) next to the clock load up. Now the complete task bar is black showing nothing at all. The laptop is an Asus A6M 1024 mb ram 80gb dual hard drive nVidia GeForceGo 6100 graphics.
you can you do reinstall of xp on the laptop. but first back up your files onto an external hardrive, i you have access to another computer there are some programs that clean and speed up the computer.