Posted 13 September 2009 - 06:00 PM
First time post and could use some advice. My desktop is running XP SP2 and I've been on this install for probably about 4-5 years now. My machine boots up relatively swiftly. Reaches the desktop about as quick as it always have. However, once getting there, if I go to launch an application, it takes upwards of a minute before the app is responsive. It either takes forever for it to pop up or it pops up but then does nothing for a bit.
So the things I've done:
Removed pretty much most non-essential start-up tasks (there weren't many to begin with)
Disabled all non-essential services
Installed and used Avast anti-virus
None of this has made a dent. I want to say this problem occurred within the last 6 months, but I can't pin it down to any one event. About the most I did, configuration-wise, around that time was update my video driver. I can post my Combofix log if you guys wanna see it.
Thanks for any help.