The most common causes of slow computers is:
. Update your AV and any anti-spyware applications you have, then have them, starting with your AV, scan your hard drive in Safe Mode, disconnected from the internet.
2) Unneeded items in your startup sequence
. Many applications want themselves to partially run on startup, running in the background until you need them. This makes them launch fast when you need them, but the other side of the coin is a slower boot and reduced system resources.
If you have Spybot, it includes a startup tool that will allow you to review and "kill" any unneeded startups (some examples are MS Office, media players , IMs, browsers). You can research each of these in the BC STARTUP LIST
(tabbed at the top of BC's pages), which indicates which item is needed by Windows, is optional, or is something that should not be included.
Edited by jgweed, 18 December 2006 - 09:54 AM.