Slow program loading - Somtimes

  Bass99 17:58 20 Jan 2006
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Starting all programs, for instance Charmap can take about 40 seconds, sometimes, then is all but instantaneous the next. As if programe.exe is archiving and I have to wait for it to un-pack.

3 month old PC. XP Home, Celeron 2.8Mh, 1.2Gb ram.
Running: Zone Alarm Pro with spy ware, AVG Free, PC Tools Spy Doctor, and System Mechanic 6 which I hoped would sort the problem.

Boot up is always fast, even with the loading of above programs, system is very fast in all other aspects.

Is there a flag in XP that needs pointing the other way? Run ZA, AVG, Spy Doctor on ME system without problem. Or where should I start looking please?

  Bass99 21:18 20 Apr 2006

Turned off ZA Pro to trial AVG + Firewall.

Program start up imediatly went to the speed expected.

I am left concened and wondering about ZA.

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