PC is slow, even after reformat
I have a Dell Dimension 4600:
Windows XP Home
2.8 GHz P4 processor
128MB nVIDIA GeForce FX5200
My computer has been slow from the day I got it. So I reformatted and reinstalled Windows. It's a bit better, but still slow.
I get past the Dell screen, and the Windows screen, and then the screen is black for a long time, like 10 or 15 seconds.
Then I get to the Welcome screen for 15 or 20 seconds, and then it goes to my desktop.
And this is right after reformatting, so I don't think it could be viruses or spyware or something.
And if I try to play Battlefield 1942 (an old game, with low sys requirements) it is really slow. My sys specs being what they are, I should be able to play it fine. I can't even play old games, let alone any new ones!
Anybody know what could be wrong?