Click Start>Run>Type msconfig>Startup.
Try disabling one and restart the computer, and see if it speeds up. If not try disabling the second option....and so on until the speed becomes all right. This task may be boring but worth trying. Good luck.
Recently my computer has taken a very long time to boot up. It gets past the Windows loading screen fine, but it spends an abnormally long time with a view of my desktop, sans the windows taskbar and icons. I am running Windows XP with SP3, and I have run scans with AVG, Antivir, Adaware and Spybot, (not all installed at once) to no avail. What could be causing this delay in startup? In addition, quite often windows explorer will crash when I am trying to navigate my hard drives. Could this be a result of too many additions to the right click context menu?
any help is appreciated