I'm going with failing drive or malware or a corrupted OS or something plugged into the USB ports.
Here's Grif with some scans -> http://forums.cnet.com/7726-6132_102-5098912.html?tag=posts;msg5099421
As to the other ideas, easy enough to unplug USB things.
I have a Dell Inspiron. Windows 7 home premium, intel core i3, 4 Gb, 450 Gb. Facing flowing problems:
1. It is quite slow. (About 350 Gb still available).
2. Sometimes makes problem at the start. When u start it, it gives u 2 options, first, 'start windows normally'. Second, 'launch startup repair'. If u don't select any, the startup repairs is launched automatically. Then after sometimes it asks 'Do u want to restore your computer using system restore'. If u cancel the option, it won't proceed any further. If u opt for 'restore', it takes about 5-7 minutes and then starts again and asks for password again. Then it works ok, except that is a little slow.
3. When I try to open or make new a 'word' file. It goes into processing. A small clipping appears at the bottom saying ' Microsoft office is downloading the required feature, Microsoft office may appear unresponsive temporarily as the required files are down loaded'. After a long time it says:
' word failed to start correctly last time. Starting word in safe mode will help you correct or isolate a startup problem in order to successfully start the program'. But actually it does not start.
Can anyone help me in resolving the problems. Thanks