multiple problems with this computer. Whether these are related to hardware problems, or related hardware failures, or problems to do with malware or other software issues is impossible to say at this stage. You haven't given any details of this machine, nor its history.
So any advice has to be generic, and I would start with the processes offered in the discussion below;
When I open my Administratives Tools, "Computer Management console" the "disk defragmenter", the "disk management" are VERY SLOW 2Respond and even freeze (not responding) when I clic on a any of the disk task.
I run Win XP SP3 very well so far.. and I had since "few days" problems with a VERY LONG black screen before the logon screen.
first time I resolve it just with a restore back but it begins again and I am tryin all I can to resolv that issue.
Tahanks for help.
Michel from Brussels.