|When any information is written to the drive it is rarely written |
in one place, it ends up being scattered across the drive, it
becomes fragmented. To read the file, the computer has to
find all the bits of it, this takes time. Defragmenting the drive
helps to put all these pieces together in one place often giving
dramatic increase in speed. Disk check will check the drive
for errors and if selected, system file errors. To get to both
of these tools, open My Computer, right click the drive you
want to defrag or check, select properties then the tools tab.
You will see the items I mentioned in that window. Disk check
may ask you if you want to schedule a check at next boot. If
you allow this don't interrupt the check when you next boot up
once it has started! This wont cure the monitor problem but
may help the slow shutdown.
Did you try another monitor on this computer?
Computers... designed to entertain,help with work but most of all to frustrate you!