For over a month or so, I have been experiencing this strage problem My Pc appears to be taking for ever to boot up. Almost 3 or so minutes. It was not like this before.
1. I have recently installed network card and connected my PC with another one at home. However, the other PC is working normally.
2. I have a PIII 450 homebuilt system win 98 second edition operating system. I have Mc Cafee virus scan and Norton System works 2 both in the background. However, even without these programs the computer is taking the same long boot up time, so I have to rule out these being culprits.
3. I also noticed that during the boot up.. it spends max. time when windows 98 standard logo appears. Then i get the log on to network message, which comes in 640x480 resolution with 16 colors mode. THis is indeed strange. Here I usually click "OK" since I have not set up any password etc. after that the system in a few secs switches over to the usual 1028X764 resolution with 32 bit true color mode. This started happening only like during the last three or 4 days.. I dont understand this. I have a MGA millinium vedeo card.
I know the question is long and it has several parts to answer. I am willing to spend 500 points for any suggestions leading to the clean up of my system and restoring to what it used to be like. Thanks in advance. Falcon