Win XP Home SP2. The first time after boot up when I want to access the Control Panel from the Start menu by hovering the mouse on it it takes a minute for the panel to appear and a further two minutes for the icons to load. I only noticed this two days ago and have tried a restore to the furthest point with no luck. All subsequent access that day works normally. My clone of C on an internal works OK. I have looked here: click here
and here: click here which is beyond my intelligence! Quick Time is in my list--so is there an easier way to remove it from CP than shown in my second link? Just in case that is the problem. No idea how long QT has been there. Thanks. PS. Will look to see if QT is listed in the Clone CP
Graphicool1 Did your last and CP opened OK,(first attempt after a reboot, but can't really tell until tomorrow. The slow first load up earlier today that I let finish, may have carried over with the reboot C>Clone>C---if you see what I mean! Will post back. Thanks so far.
Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop
Highlight Desktop and in the right-hand pane you will see an item called MenuShowDelay. In the Data column will be a value - right click on the name and select Modify. In Value Data type 0 (zero) and click OK.
Sea Urchin Tried your HKEY first as data was showing 150 which seemed suspicious. Re-set to zero and re-booted--still the same. Mind you 'All Programmes' now opens in a millisecond!! Will try Tweakui later. Thanks.