you could try installing CCleaner to sort out problems with your registry, and CodeStuff starter that helps you find what processes are satrting on start-up. Both of these will increase the speed of your system. Fraid i cant remember the URLs of either but they should be easily found. Note of warning though, make sure that when CCleaner asks if you want to backup the registry, make sure you do. then if you have problems you can revert to before you made changes.