Computer running much slower!!!

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March 6, 2009 at 10:37:04
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 3.01 GHz / 3583 MB
I built this computer about 4 months ago at max and already it is running a bit slow and certainly should not be. Paging is half what it used to be, startup used to be 25 seconds now more like a minute and a half (did edit some startup programs)

Here's what I've done in safe mode:
Ran a Malwarebytes full scan with no results
Spybot full scan - one BHO, deleted and gone
AVG virus scan once again no results

I do have a Hijack this log which I already deleted most BHO's from it.

It's driving me nuts and I wanted to get some opinions on it if possible. Thank you so much.

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March 6, 2009 at 10:51:29
I'm not an expert, but you may want to type msconfig in RUN box and then go to STARTUP tab. See how many programs you've got hogging your system resources and uncheck the boxes of programs you don't need running. Hope it helps.

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March 6, 2009 at 10:51:34
Have you run Disk Cleanup?


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March 6, 2009 at 12:14:42
You have no doubt installed many programs since you first built the computer. As KWB mentioned you need to see what is running.

Try running CCleaner slim to clean up your system.

If the start up is much slower then you must be loading more stuff.

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March 6, 2009 at 12:49:17
I would recommend going to start, run and type in services.msc and see what programs are constantly running in the background that you dont need running and maybe start them manually instead of automatically. Then I would do all of the basics like a disk defrag since you have added more applications since the build. You could also up your virtual memory in your system properties under the advanced tab, inside of performance. Im new to this forums thing but I do take it that you are fully updated with Microsoft?

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March 6, 2009 at 17:39:52
As far as Windows being update, it is as much as I want it to. There are many installs I don't do as they are not really needed. Like if it's a security issue with framework or something like that it gets download and installed.

Diskeeper disk cleanup already done.

Forgot to add, already went into msconfig and altered startup, it helped quite a bit but still not fully there. Used CCleaner about 2 days ago including registry fixes.

I've now noticed the bigger problem, the startup like I said is much better but maybe 5-10 seconds after startup it appears to be finished loading (cpu access is back at idle) so then I click IE 6 and instead of going right to the home page it just sits (no loading icon or anything, completely blank) for around 2 or 3 minutes then will finally start to load the page.

Download and upload speeds look great (19K down 2K up according to dslreports speed test) after that initial long load it's fine the rest of the time the computer is on (as long as I dont restart then it starts all over again)

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March 6, 2009 at 23:02:23
When you first boot up the computer, pull up Task Manager immediately to see if a process is hogging your CPU. When a process hogs my CPU, IE tends to take awhile to start up.

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