im wondering if my pc probs are ever gonn go away,turned pc on hour ago took ages for it to load,noticed icon in taskbar for norton firewall was missing so i clicked on it from the desktop,no response,went to start/prog/selected it from there no joy.Cant even get into antivirus to see whats happening in there.I was able to do win doctor which didnt detect promblems.pc is crawling so slow.
have you downloaded windows hotfix Q811493 a while ago? I believe it's been fixed now but it was known to cause system slowdowns. Go to add/remove programs and check for it, if it's there delete it, you can always get it again later if this doesn't work.
You can also try: go to start/run and type msconfig, look for the start up tab and uncheck any programs you don't need at start up, that could help.