If you have cleaned everything, I would suggest defrag. More radical would be re-installing.
You probably have already tried reg cleaners..
Maceman | Working @ Macecraft Software
- the authors of jv16 PowerTools utility suite
I have xp home on a compaq presario x1000. I've been cleaning, dumping, fixing things on it lately, and all is well, except for the start-up and shut-down times. When shutting down, it takes apprx. five minutes from start>turn off computer until the shut down/re-start menu appears. Any suggestions?