After windows start up I always have to wait 2 minutes before I can start or open anything. This also happens frequently when opening folders in Explorer. There is no HD activity, for the 2 minutes, then a brief flurry and whatever it is will open.
There are only 4 start-up progs but 27 processes running at this time. CPU activity is nil.
Any help to save a format will be appreciated.
System is Athlon XP200+, 512Mb RAM, 80Gb HD 20% full, Windows XP Home with SP2. Defragged and Temp files cleared out.
JaßîsFaß ˜ Tried the Tracker prog, thanks, but it only shows the processes that Ctrl + Alt + Del shows, plus a load of running services that I don't understand or look like they might be essential. No clues as to which I may not need.
Gandalf..I have run Adaware a few times and it comes up with stuff like: "low-risk" so I have just left alone. I am nervous about wiping stuff that I am not sure of. Is it ok to delete the lot without problems?.