So, this is a new problem. my desktop now takes longer than vista to start up, and all ive got is windows xp pro, SP3
installed. it seriosuly hangs there with just the desktop wallpaper for like, a minute and a half, seemingly doing nothing. i am very regular about cleaning temp files and checking for spyware.
i was messing around with the services to try and make windows generally operate quicker, so when i noticed this i put everything back to factory settings. nothing.
i think i have the culprit narrowed down to when i started spybot search and destroy at the 'next system startup', so ive since deleted the program entirely. nothing.
can someone help with this? I know its not threatening, but it is quite annoying!
ETA: Ive also since cleaned my registry with RegCure.