After uninstalling McAfee Internet Security 6.0 my boot up has slowed to a crawl, this was after it incorrectly reported my cpu as 1300 not the 3000 it is. I updated the bios which corrected this but not the slow speed, I have tried changing the bios settings (inc fail safe) but no joy. As some history for you after uninstalling IS 6.0 the last time, because of privacy setting "forgetting" my pword, I had to mount the hdd on an external hdd case and reformat the c partition to get the hdd to work.
This is the current problem:
The bios writing comes up on the opening screec with my cpu 3000+ then it takes over a minute to get to the hdd detection screen.
I am running Win XP HE on an MSI MS6570 mobo
160gb hdd with 3 partitions.