My parents have a computer which started taking a LONG time to boot up. I dont know if it started "all of a sudden" or has been happening for some time.
1) When i restart computer i see the "bios" bootup screen as normal but then i get a "blank" black screen with the cursor blinking in the upper right. This blank screen continues for about "5 to 6" min. Thats a long time. Once the computer boots up it seems to run fine.
What i have done which does not seem to have had any effect:
1) Ran spy bot search and destroy
2) Ran cccleaner
3) Defragged hard disk
None of the above had "any" affect.
I started to wonder if my hard drive is failing. If anyone could help i would appreciate it. I dont want to replace Hard drive unless necessary but i am not sure what the problem is. Again, computer works once it does finally boot up but it should not take that long.