Hello, I have a laptop running Windows Vista home basic. It's only a year old, and suddenly it's taking a really long time to boot up. Like it takes around 40 seconds on the Welcome screen, and then a black screen comes up with the cursor and that stays around for a minute before I can get to the desktop. I've ran CCleaner, and tried to find what's causing it, but don't have any idea. I don't have a lot of software/apps or anything in general which could cause this. There's nothing in the minidumps either. Please help. When I first noticed the problem yesterday, I tried to run Ad - Aware, and that took so so long even to load and update, so I uninstalled it. Then I tried doing a system restore. When I click on 'System Restore' in the Start Menu, it took a minute for the window to pop up. Nothing fixed after the Restore, and even now if I click on System Restore it doesn't appear till a couple of minutes. I also received a message saying: "Microsoft Windows Search Indexer stopped working and was closed." Help.