Hey guys, my computer just started acting up, so I was searching the net for a solution, and I came upon this great site.
My computer has hardly ever had any problems in the past few years, but this morning, it suddenly became very slow. Once I turned on the computer, the normal DELL screen comes up, and then the Windows XP loading screen comes up. Afterwards, a black screen just hangs there for a very long time, at least 5 minutes. Then, the normal startup things happen, but very slowly as well. Once the system is booted, everything runs so slowly that I can't even use the computer.
There is one thing that happened overnight. I left my computer on, and I think the power went out around 1am. Does anyone know what's wrong and how I can fix this?