View Full Version : No dig ram count till 90 seconds after start

12-09-2003, 10:47 AM
I have a PII 350 Compaq desckpro and when I start up the computer instead of seein the usual ram count all I get is a flashing curser for 90 seconds then the total ram is displayed. then the computer tales another 2 1/2 minutes to load. It has onle happend this week after Downloading from Kazaa and recieving 6 virus's in the downloads.
I have removed the virus's. I have no settings for doing Quick boot and disableing the ram count in the bios, I am running winxp pro

It is now a slow computer
Cheers and thanks

Jen C
12-09-2003, 10:51 AM
Does your antivirus software scan for boot sector viruses?

12-09-2003, 03:05 PM
Yes I am using AVG and it has a boot Block test, I had the thought that it might be a virus in the Boot Block, so I will try another detecter either Nortons or Pccillen.
Ant other suggestions will be most appreciated

Graham L
12-09-2003, 05:14 PM
Go into the BIOS setup, and run the diagnostics. Maybe they turned your cache off. It might pay to set the BIOS to its defaults.