This is a friends machine that 'used to work ok' Now it takes about 2 mins just to show the desktop after a windows login...not connected to any network. As soon as you attempt to open any program the hard disk light goes into overload, and its slower than slow.
I have virus checked, scandisk, defrag ...all the obvious things...what next??
Only doubt I have is Norton Ghost is installed, and when I had this on my own laptop I had no end of problems which vanished when i uninstalled...