My PC, running FC 2, was working fine this morning, but for some reason, when I tried to use it this evening, it's managed to screw up rather effectively. I have a copy of XP on another partition, and that's fine, so it's FC that's going wrong, not hardware. I didn't do anything other than check my mail this morning, so nothing got installed or tampered with as far as I'm aware. It all seems very spontaneous.
The first problem was during the booting sequence - sendmail and ntpd were very, very slow to start. After turning these off, via the system settings, it load a little faster, but the second lot of problems I've found are still present.
These secondary problems are when KDE starts up. There's a longer wait than normal for the login screen to appear. KDE loads fine according to the splash screen, until the splash message "loading the panel" appears - this takes much longer to load than it should.
Once I'm finally in to KDE (as any user, btw), programs take along time to load up, and the internet seems to be slower than normal, especially when it comes to graphics.
I've no idea what's going on here, and I've googled to try find others who've had a similar problem, but with no luck. I'm a bit of a n00b, so any thoughts on how to fix my machine would be helpful - otherwise I'm either going to have to re-install the damn thing, or throw it out of the window.
Thanks in advance.