My XP is taking forever to boot and even longer to actually be consistently responsive.
I have 3GB of RAM and regularly use Spybot, Diskkeeper, Avast, and Comodo Pro to maintain my system. Recently I removed AVG 8.0 and ZoneAlarm b/c while they were once good products they are not now.
I've checked the task manager during bootup and sorted the processes by CPU usage. I cannot find anything suspicious except for the fact that it takes about 4 minutes to go from 21 processes to 30 processes. Processes never used to take this long to start. It's almost as if something is holding my drive back. I've checked the event logs and can find nothing noteworthy.
So far I've turned off the indexing service, Windows firewall, and several other non critical services to help out. I also deleted everything from the Windows/prefetch folder and the temp folders on all drives.
It's still taking forever to boot. The only other option I can think of is that my profile is either too large or corrupted somehow.
Any help or ideas would be much appreciated. Maybe it's time for a reinstall?