Hello and welcome to Bleepingcomputer.
I can understand your frustration, but you've come to the right place for help.
What we need to look at here is what is making your computer work so hard to conduct ordinary functions.
You should check to see what programs you have running at start up, by going to your search field and typing msconfig
and check the start up tab, if you have a lot of programs running at start up, this slows your computer down.
I am also providing two programs which you can download and install, both will show you what your system is or has allowed to run.
Auto runs http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb963902.aspx
Process Explorer http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb896653.aspx
Both web sites explains what the program are for and how to use them.
Auto runs has multiple tabs so you can look at each category independent of the others, but the programs starts off showing all of them in a list.
Process explorer shows you in real time what is bogging down your processor at any given moment.
Edited by MrBruce1959, 16 August 2010 - 07:58 PM.