|Thanks for replies. The specs of the machine are listed under cpu/ram on the page. It's not actually 'own' it's an HP desktop that's about 3 years old. I know all about bloatware & it isn't the case in this one - none of the original bloatware is on it. The HP stuff is from a printer/scanner that's been on it for about a year & McAfee has been on it for 6 months (soon to be removed & replaced with Kaspersky). I've used CCleaner to enable/disable/remove the startup items - does the same job as winpatrol but I trust it.|
The point is that even spending ages disabling the lot & re-enabling individually I still get nowhere. The wierd bit is that there is no apparent cpu activity, according to Task Manager and 'What'sRunning', so I wondered if there are any other ideas about what would be causing the apparent slowdown, without TM showing it.
I'm going to end up disabling the majority of the start-up programs, but it does still obviously leave something underlying, which I'm not too happy about.
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