Alephcat wrote:which OS did you install the automatic updates under, and can you remember what they were?
I'm sorry, I should have said that they were Mint updates and I didn't pay any attention to what they were.
So far, I've run memory tests and everything is fine. I did that because the machine is running so slowly that I thought it might be some sort of memory problem.
Then, I tried to run the live Bianca Mint CD, but it won't finish loading now.
So, I decided to give up and run my Sony restore disks, hoping that it would put the machine in 'new' factory condition, but it hangs halfway though, also.
The only thing that I can think of now is some sort of hard drive problem like maybe bad areas or some sort of corruption.
Anyway, I've hit a wall and am still looking... Currently, I put it in the corner so it could think about how bad it's been for awhile.