The clue for me is "os : WinXP SP3 / Vista dual boot with winxp in primary partition"
Here's why. I rarely find such installed proper. The installer misses some motherboard or other driver during the install. In short, they thought Microsoft collected such drivers or that the Driver Update button worked. Tell more about the OS install.
h/w : CPU: core 2 duo 3.0ghz,BOARD: Intel DG33FB,RAM 2gb
os : WinXP SP3 / Vista dual boot with winxp in primary partition
After a seemingly normal boot xp slows down to almost stand still in about 3 min.I know it does not stop as once TaskManager started 15 min after i clicked on it.Since it is so slow the Not Responding Message shows up.This happens in xp only.
same prob in diagnostic mode
But it works in safe mode
What i did so far :
I have cleaned the registry
I have run chkdsk with /r/x options
I have run a scan from safemode using AVG 8.0 free edition,
no probs showed in the log file.
There is no change in the situation.It is almost like some malware sturtsup after i boot and takes over all my memory.
I could really use some help