Hello. I reinstalled WindowsXP pro on my Vaio laptop (1.6Centrino, 512mb ram, 80gbHD). Once i installed windows, everything is fast, but after i start to download updates, anti-spyware stuff and Norton, during one of restarts that is required by updates or software installations, laptop starts to slow down and takes about 4 minutes to load everything. I can use almost any programs during those 4 minutes that windows is loading, but networking only available after like 3 or 4 min. CPU is almost idle during that time untill it's close to 4 min when it loads everything in like 5 seconds.
I tried disabling Spy-sweeper and NAV2004 and even unchecked all "startup items", but it still takes same amount of time to load networking and volume icon. I went further and deleted all MS Windows updates and hotfixes, but still ... 4 minutes! I can't figure out why it slows down... I've been repairing computer for several years now, but can't solve this one.
Here's the link to my lap-top's support page.http://esupport.sony.com/perl/swu-list.pl?...teType=Original
Sony Vaio VGN-FS640
Any help is appreciated.
Edited by Kaptain, 26 September 2005 - 10:09 PM.