This problem started up fairly recently, basically my computer has been starting up at an excruciatingly slow level. After power up and the motherboard splash screen, the windows loading screen is present( loading not stalling at all) for about 3 minutes! As if that was not bad enough, following that im presented with a BLANK screen for another 6 minutes, after which the login screen is present. After logging in it takes around 1-2 minutes to load the desktop and then about 30 sec to load the startup apps which are simply: Razer drivers, ATI catalyst, DualCore Center, MSI LiveMonitor and Impulse. To sum it up from the time i press the power button to where i can finally use the computer is about 12-13 minutes!
I am not sure what exactly happened and any help is appreciated, the PC used to be up an running in 1-2 min and then one day it just slowed down. I haven't tried anything yet as i am reluctant to do anything until i at least have a general idea what the problem may be. I haven't gotten any error messages at all. Ive run several virus scans that came up clean, but i am about to do another one, following up with chkdsk /r.
any help or tips is greatly appreciated