Incredibly Slow after Merging Partitions
Posted on 2006-07-11
My computer has been setup so it can dual boot between windows xp and linux, after about a year of not using linux and my hard drive getting full i used partition magic to merge the partitions.
After, my computer didnt want to boot into windows, i used "fdisk /mbr" as i found in other threads on the internet.
THe computer booted, but it took about 8 minutes to show my background wallpaper, and at that point, another maybe 5 minutes for my task bar and icons to start appearing. Somehow, overnight I managed to run defrag and it finished fine. My hard drive is a 60gig and i only added 8 gigs to my 48gig or so partition. (I have 4gigs seperated for swapfile or whatnot)
My question is, what should I do to get my computer running back up to speed? Its a 3 year old computer, P4 2.4ghz so its capable of handeling all that I need, but right now, it takes 5 minutes just to load Firefox instead of maybe 5 seconds tops.
Thanks for your help