Ok, lets see if we can address the problem:
First thing to do is some spring ( or in this case Fall cleaning!)
Follow the directions you will find here:
Next, lets look at your Windows Startup Menu.
I recommend Startup Inspector rather than the Microsoft utility, msconfig, because it more easily identifies the startup entries and the programs they are connected with, and doesn't change the start mode as msconfig is apt to do if you are not careful.
Startup Inspector – freeware (manages startup menu – helps you identify aps in the startup menu so you can disable unnecessary programs from running in the background when they are not needed)
Startup Monitor (a small freeware ap available on the same page to notify you and require your permission for any program to add itself to your startup menu)http://www.windowsstartup.com/download.php
Uncheck all entries except those for your anti-virus ap, anti-malware aps that give realtime protection, and your firewall (as well as essential Windows processes)
Look and see when your anti-virus ap is scheduling a scan of your computer. Set it for a time when you will not be using the computer for normal surfing, etc. Also look and see when you have Windows and other updates scheduled for. Again, schedule them for a time when you will not be using the computer for other things. Same with defrag - .
Let us know if that helps.
Edited by Enthusiast, 14 October 2006 - 06:45 AM.