I am running a Dell Inspiron 9400 with 2.5GB RAM. The machine use to boot very fast until recently. Now when it boots it gets to the point of loading the desktop image and then stops for about 25 seconds, then you hear the short burst of "Windows" music and then a 10 second delay and then the icons come up.
I know this is pretty non specific in nature, but I would hope someone could point me in a direction where I should be looking for a problem.
Just so you know I don't have a copy of the install disk so I can't just do a repair. Sucks, I know.
I have checked for viruses, malware and such and all scans have come up negative.
Thanks for any suggestions.