|Try this: Start up msconfig and select 'Selective Startup' and deselect 'Load Startup Items'. Reboot and try rendering your clip again. If it runs much faster, you have something in the Startup group that is slowing things down.|
Don't go online without restoring your firewall and anti-virus.
It might also be Malware that doesn't show up in the Startup tab..
The three most important things in computing:
1. Backups, 2. Backups and 3. Backups.