every now and then when i start up my Dell desktop running windows vista, it gets to the black screen with 'micosoft corp' and the scrolling green bars, but just stays on this screen for ages
i end up holding down the power button and restarting again, this causes the 'there was a problem starting up your machine last-time' screen with the two options, run problem fixer or start normally, sometimes if i skip the startup repair option and go with 'start windows normally' it works, sometimes it doesn't
i cant remember installing any new software that may have caused this malfunction, but it was a long time ago now and we've just been patient. but recently the problem is gettin worse and more frequent and difficult to bluff our way past...
i have a sneaky suspiscion that it may be to do with the router (belkin 54G)as this normally co-incides with internet connection problems but it maywell not be, seen as i am however accessing this site via my laptop which is working fine - its probably a seperate problem
any help people?