When I boot my desktop, the disk activity light comes on solid. The computer is unusable untill it the disk light goes off. This generally takes 20-30 minuites. After it goes off, the computer is fine.
I have Windows XP, two 250 GB drives with lots of software. I don't want to do a fresh install, as I no longer have the Windows disk, and might not have all the software installs.
-I've run a process monitor, but it only shows Windows Explorer running.
-I defragmented, but that had no effect.
-The C: drive has 10 GB, so it's not out of space.
What should I do or try?