Search for my computer

  sinbad1 23:24 11 Oct 05

I have a small problem i hope you guys can help with.

My computer starts fairly quickly ;however if i go to start my computer i get a blank screen with a torch searching for my computer it may take a minute or two to show my drives etc.

This is the same if i start in safe mode so i have eliminated any programs causing this.

Once up and running there's no problem, just wandering what may be causing this problem.

Spyware and virus free.

Running XP Sp2 P4 2.8ghz 1g mem 20+120 partitioned hard drive.

any suggestions?

  woodchip 23:31 11 Oct 05

Something is working in the background, Could be a Slow Hard Drive

  woodchip 23:32 11 Oct 05

Go to My Computer double click Icon right Click C:\ go to tools Check Disc

  sinbad1 23:33 11 Oct 05

thanks for your response as i said this happens in safe mode, so what could be running?

  sinbad1 23:48 11 Oct 05

I have run check disc and has found no problems.

I have also noticed, that some procceedures like empty recycle bin causes a momentary flashing of desktop icons, not sure this is related?

  woodchip 23:51 11 Oct 05

Download Belarc to see how fast the Hard Drive is. click here

  woodchip 23:52 11 Oct 05

Check how much ram you have also on the comp

  sinbad1 00:04 12 Oct 05

processor 2.8 ghz memory 1024mb

ST3120020A [Hard drive] (120.03 GB) -- drive 1, s/n 3KA0QM48, rev 3.31, SMART Status: Healthy
WDC WD200BB-00DEA0 [Hard drive] (20.02 GB) -- drive 0, s/n WD-WCAFD1575611, rev 05.03E05, SMART Status: Healthy

  007al 00:04 12 Oct 05

fragmented hard disks can slow down search times.

  007al 00:06 12 Oct 05

or your anti virus can be running or checking for updates as your pc starts up,which will slow the search

  woodchip 00:07 12 Oct 05

WD200BB-00DEA0 [Hard drive] (20.02 GB) May be slowing you down, try removing the ribbon cable plug, to see how it goes

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