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My computers do the same thing. When I restart the computer (after putting it to sleep each day for a couple weeks)...the hard drive will "crunch away" for a few minutes. This is just some sort of maintenance routine.

A second possibility is your hard drive is going bad. But if everything is fine after the first few minutes (3-5 minutes) after a reboot...then everything is fine. But if the slow down continues after 3-5 minutes...then it could be your HD.

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