Hello, I'm new here, and I'm having issues with the cold boot time of my Gateway laptop. Here is some general information about it:
2.6 GHZ Pentium 4
512 MB RAM
Service Pack 2
Due to an abundance of spyware, viruses, etc, and a lack of anything better to do, I have formatted my computer's hard drive several times since I bought it a little over 2 years ago. Since I have done this, I have noticed that it takes much more time to boot. Is there something I could have done differently when I formatted? Is this problem correctable?
I have also noticed an issue with my CD-RW drive. It often cannot read discs (it makes a clicking noise and the disc simply spins), and burning a disc is hit or miss. It used to be very reliable. Any suggestions?
Thank you to those who reply.