Posted 07 August 2011 - 04:41 PM
I am running Windows XP Home Edition SP3 on a Compaq Presario V5000. I have ran windows defrager, uninstalled old programs, recently installed Avast!, used compressed air to ensure venting is clean. I started having this problem about 3 years ago. I also have a desktop so I have chosen not to use the laptop. A few months ago, I did a clean install of Windows XP. My laptop finally boots a bit faster after manually choosing which programs to start automatically upon startup. After the computer has booted, it takes several minutes (5 or more) to pull up the internet browser. When I use Microsoft Office programs (licensed, 2007 Student, version) I can type for more than a minute; however, the text does not appear until several seconds after I stop typing. I tried running a full scan on Avast! after installing it approximately a week ago. The computer automatically restarted without command to do so and no files show the scan was ever performed. During the scan I noticed it said I had one infected file. Programs, mostly Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer stop working "Not responding," according the to Window Task Manager. It seems that no matter what I do, programs do not work any faster and it is extremely frustrating. Please help!