almost every time i boot my notebook after it's been shut down, my desktop and/or taskbar stop responding when i start an application (before it finishes starting up all the services/tasks). most times first i connect to the internet, then start outlook or IE, and as said before, almost every time i do that, the RAM starts lagging heavily..
sometimes it doesn't recover at all, and i have to reboot by pressing the power button (>asks me what to do > restart) - CTRL-ALT-DEL just stresses the CPU and/or RAM more and the taskbar doesn't show up - which works most times, and sometimes even this doesn't work and i have to shut it down with the power button or restart with the reset button on the battery.
if i don't do anything, the CPU and RAM "stop" working and i only can move the mouse (clicking has no effect anywhere), and after a while, they suddenly start working again and complete all the tasks run while being freezed, ie outlook and IE open, start menu appears if i clicked it, any right-click menues appear if i right-clicked somewhere during the freeze, the taskbar if i pressed CTRL-ALT-DEL etc. - and all that in a few seconds
, as it should have been done normally without that freezeperiod.
i reinstalled my OS (win xp pro) some weeks ago because i built in a new HD and really set up everything with attention not to install any trash and only letting the most important services/tasks be run on startup (7 icons in the taskbar after startup before running anything by myself, and none of them uses much CPU or RAM - LAN and WLAN status, volume icon, nokia pc suite - which cannot be prevented from being run at startup, norton antivirus auto-protect and norton ghost [both from norton system works 2005 premier - ghost on nsw2005 cannot be removed from the taskbar either).
after those problems during startup everything works fine.
HP compaq nx9030
512 (every sysinfo like dxdiag says 479) MB RAM (2x256) - not sure what other specs
intel centrino/pentium M 1.7 (1.695) GHz
(genuine) winXP pro SP2 with all updates
80GB HD (toshiba MK8025GAS), 2 partitions (C: 19,5GB/6,7GB free, E: 54,9GB/43,7 free)
pagefiles: initial 960MB, max 1440MB on C:, system managed on E (i just set that system managed up - before i had the same problems)
i'm really sure that there's absolutely no trash on my notebook which could cause those problems during startup.
could it just be a problem of my 2x256 RAM? i'm just considering putting in 2 kingston 512 MB DDR2 PC-533 (PC2-4200) instead.
btw could those new 533MHz 1024MB RAM improve my integrated Intel(R) 82852/82855 GM/GME 64MB gfx (i know, it sucks heavily