How much Ram do you have? Right click My Computer on the Desktop and click Properties. The General tab shows your available Ram.
As our jgweed
says, a good place to start is with your Startups. You can manage these by going to Start>Run and typing in msconfig and looking under the Startup tab. Any item with a checkmark runs when you boot. Unchecking them prevents that.
Having looked at your Startups detailed in your Hijack Log
I see many to disable however I think your biggest problem is the fact that you are using McAfee. This is a very bloated program and requires too many resources for an older computer. I'm confident that if you switch to a program like AVG Free Edition Antivirus
you will see a marked improvement in performance. You don't have to uninstall McAfee to compare these. If you want to try this first download AVG Free. Then go to msconfig and disable the following:
Run the AVG installer you downloaded and reboot when prompted. As you go through the installation process, pick the custom install and uncheck the email scanner if you only use web based email rather than an email client like Outlook or Eudora etc. You will see an immediate difference in boot time and performance.
Also disable the following Startups via msconfig to see what further improvement you can realize:
[MoneyStartUp10.0] "c:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\Activation.exe
[FLMOFFICE4DMOUSE] C:\Program Files\Browser MOUSE\mouse32a.exe (You are running two mouse drivers and this will confuse your machine. Neither is really needed unless you use the extra features of the mouse. At the very least pick the one you want to use and disable the other).
[LWBKEYBOARD] C:\Program Files\MultiMedia Keyboard\MultiMedia Keyboard\1.1\KbdAp32A.exe (Unless you use the extra features on the keyboard disable this).
[MMHID] rundll32 mmhid.dll,StartMmHid (Disable this only if you disable the entry above).
[RecoverFromReboot] C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\RECOVE~1.EXE (Definitely disable this. If you have run Ccleaner as asked by Mat2
then it isn't there anymore).
[EarthLink Installer] " /C
[CriticalUpdate] c:\windows\SYSTEM\wucrtupd.exe -startup (This is not needed. Windows Critical Updates are issued once a month for ME if it all. Just periodically check this manually. Open IE and go to Tools>Windows Updates).
[winmodem] WINMODEM.101\wmexe.exe (You seem to be using a Broadband connection so this program for your dialup modem is unneccessary).
[SchedulingAgent] mstask.exe Unless you use Task Scheduler for Defrags or Scandisk this is not needed).
[MsnMsgr] "c:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background (Not needed, you can start MSN Messenger as required).
[E6TaskPanel] "C:\PROGRAM FILES\EARTHLINK TOTALACCESS\TASKPANL.EXE" -winstart (Not needed unless you like to use it).
Zip Disk Icons.lnk = C:\Tools_95\IMGICON.EXE
Picture Package VCD Maker.lnk = C:\Program Files\Sony Corporation\Picture Package\Picture Package Applications\Residence.exe
O4 - Startup: Picture Package Menu.lnk = C:\Program Files\Sony Corporation\Picture Package\Picture Package Menu\SonyTray.exe
Those last two are likely to do with a Sony Digital Camera? If so they are not needed.
Edited by Leurgy, 25 January 2006 - 11:37 AM.