+ 0 Votes linux SystemCheck 4 years ago what version of linux is it cause some of the drivers may have copied over to windows due poor installation, was it a live cd version? or possibly a virus was attached to the linux os. + 0 Votes If you have a Digital camera... Peconet Tietokoneet 4 years ago Go into the BIOS and photograph the pages then re-install the LINUX system/jump drive and see what it changed in the BIOS. That is if you want the answer. + 0 Votes Any difference in hard drive capacity? deity_chooch 4 years ago Did the GNU/Linux distribution copy files to your hard drive or manage your hard drive in any other manner? Most GNU/Linux distributions will ask for swap space (virtual memory) to use, so I'm wondering if it created this swap space on your hard drive. Can you see any difference in your hard drive capacity at all? It could be bad RAM, but I find it highly unlikely that it would go bad at the same time you were playing with a USB GNU/Linux. + 0 Votes few things Snuffy09 Updated - 4 years ago how are you on hard drive space? run task manager and see if anything is eating up your memory - Symantec AV can make your system drag. Have you installed/changed any new drivers or hardware? + 0 Votes Found it dpalsen 4 years ago When I got home tonight, I tried a reset of the BIOS to the failsafes. That fixed the problem. Apparently when I booted into Linux, it reset something in the BIOS (Don't know what). Thanks to everyone who helped.