(copy/paste from blog, since I was told that I should post it here)
Normally, I don't need to ask for help with computer problems, but I don't know what to do this time.
It's been running fine for a long time, but it's been annoying lately.
Most of the time, when I lock it, the login screen is very slow. It takes... at least 15 seconds for the password to show up after I type it, and it freezes for a while after I log back in.
Also, disabling "Aero" (that glass effect) causes the computer to be nearly unusable.
Everything runs extremely slow, and it takes a few minutes just to turn Aero back on.
It was running fine until a few months ago.
Note: The CD/DVD drive can only read CDs.
I don't have anywhere to back up my files.
The problem can randomly go away - has nothing to do with what I have open.
There are no viruses, spyware, or any form of malware on the computer.