One or two responses to slow machine problems, have been to run msconfig, start up, un-tick all the boxes and restart. When I do a normal win xp boot up i usually have about 13 icons on the lower right task bar, some of which i can understand (Norton etc) and others which just irritate me ie.printer status, real player control centre, network cable unplugged (home PC, no network). Is it really ok to un-tick ALL of the boxes ? Also when I look at the running processes I have something called "Netropa hot key" going, any ideas what this is ? Thanks folks
Netropa hot key is to do with your [HP?] Multimedia keyboard, apparently. There are things you'll want running at startup, like Norton for example. Turn things off one at a time and you'll soon see what they are.