gradual system performance deterioration ?

  spike22 17:04 03 Sep 04

Have I believe reasonable spec pc c. 9 mnths old
2600 MHZ / 80gb hd /7gb used - xp home - over this period it just seems to have become slower and slower to do anything:
Startup > 20 mins - initially c. 3 mins
Defrag - Hours - not normal ??
Diskcleanup > 1 hr - not normal ??

Have referred to this site often and uninstalled unneccessary software via control panel etc

Most recently Windows explorer encounters problem and has to close (after download service pack 2 )
Tried a fix from this site (sfc / scannow )
to no avail - continually prompted for cd rom c. 1 hr then nothing after hitting retry many times

Any suggestions / commemnts would be most appreciated !!

regards - spike

  Taw® 17:08 03 Sep 04

Any spyware protection installed?

  spike22 17:13 03 Sep 04

sorry - spybot - run fairly regular - never picked anything major up
also have EZ AV and firewall and all tests run have had I believe good results ie invisible !?

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