down load seatools from the seagate d/load section and run their diognostic utility on the hard drive
That must be the time when u had jst windows installed on your computer may be with couple of softwares... Time passed and u must have installed more softwares.... Never ran Windows Defragmentater to arrange the files....Here's an interesting (and annoying) phenomenon that has been occuring with my computer for about the past year. First of all, the computer seems to be running somewhat slower than it once did.
Check in your task manager, how many processes are running at that time.. Also time differs in different applications.. coz some applications are bigger than other..Second, many applications take longer to open, than they once did.
Because during startup lots of applications loads like ur McAfee AV which takes ur whole memory... There might be quite a few programs which u dont want to run during startup. To disable them either go to their preferences/settings/options and disable them or you can go to Run > type msconfig > under startup tab uncheck those u dont want.....Third, the desktop icons blink, and disappear for about 2 seconds, then reappear during the last few seconds of boot (if I look at "CPU Usage" during this time, it spikes to 100% during this phenomenon, then goes back to zero, also, the HDD rattles, as if it's working hard).
Windows explorer takes time during first time because other programs are loading up and taking ur memory... If you wait couple of more mins and try to run expror u will find no difference then.....Finally, when I open windows explorer to look at my drive "D" after a reboot, the same thing happens.........the icons disappear for awhile, then reappear, all the while the HDD is rattling away, working hard, and the "CPU Usage" spikes to 100%, then goes back to zero once the system settles down. The strange thing about this last phenomenon, is that IT ONLY HAPPENS THE FIRST TIME I LOOK INTO THE "D" DRIVE AFTER A REBOOT.....thereafter, the window opens normally, with no hunting of the HDD, normal CPU usage, and immediate appearance of the icons.
Moving from 512 to 1024 is a big jump when u talk about memory... You must definately feel the difference.. Are u sure that ur computer has deteced that memory when u inserted in????Yesterday, I supplemented my original 512 mb RAM with an additional 512 mb. This made absolutely no difference, at all, so I removed the memory upgrade.
Dai,down load seatools from the seagate d/load section and run their diognostic utility on the hard drive