Here is the situation:
"One" computer on an office cable network system of "Three" looses its ability for internet connection. (There had been a power surge to the building,,but all where on surge protectors) Troubleshooting led to installing New NIC Card and now Internet Connection comes back up..but "Start-up" is EXTREMELY slow. With a major freeze point at background picture to desk top with no icons or system tray for at least 60 seconds. So I am wondering.....could Spyware have caused the NIC card going out, (and not the power surge). Also ran spybot and removed all crap that was found. Perhaps something still remains causing slow start up?? All maintenance, and virus scan and firewalls have been checked. System restore has not helped any either. Device manager shows no problems. Could previous spyware have caused conflicted files to create need for re-format?? (hate that option)Running an Intel Processor IV with 2.4 GH ...this is not it's usual start up speed .
Suggestions welcome :)