It reads " If you are asking for help to troubleshoot a computer-related problem, please be sure to include all the necessary information (ie: operating system, model number, hardware, software, etc) that will help others identify your problem for a speedy resolution. "
You did give one clue and that was about SCANDISK. That's usually on a system where the owner has selected to stick with the old FAT32 file system. But that's the only clue in your post about your system
Not a word about antivirus measures and what you do to detect, remove and keep SPYWARE off the system.
I am having real problems with this computer. It is so darn slow. Getting my personal settings sometimes just locks up and I have to reboot. Almost every time I turn on this system, it wants to scandisk. When shutting down, it may take up to five minutes to do it. Something is very, very wrong. I have deleted so many of my favourites programs thinking this would make the system faster, but it is worst now. Any suggestions. I have 256 mb and probably need more memory, but I think it is more than that. Please help.