5 Mins to load. I have windows 2000 loaded on another PC I have Sometimes it can take over five miniutes to load. I have Defragged the hard drive, there is plenty of space on the hard drive. I don't run any hungry progs on it. It mainly has a few childrens games & my wife uses it for the internet. I have run norton system works which reports fine, I have let PCpitstop perform a test, which came back fine. I have run lavasoft to remove any spyware. Checked start up to remove any unwanted programs loading. The RAM is 512MB CPU is athlon 2.4
Spyware from surfing may be on your HD. Download free antispyware- Spybot and Adaware and when you run them you may find unexpected lodgers using up your RAM. There's lots of other spyware prevention apps avilable but these 2 should do the job.