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laptop takes forever to boot (virus/or not?)

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first, of all. i'm sorry if i've posted this in the wrong area and have caused an uproar, but i'm pretty desperate. i have a sony vaio laptop with windows xp. a few weeks ago my computer started to boot up very slowly... like 5 minutes. so i ran AVG virus scanner and found a virus... deleted it... everything was fine again. then after a week or two it happened again. i ran AVG virus scanner and it didn't detect anything. i've also ran spybot/adaware/ewido antimalware and it either removed all spyware or came clean. however, my computer still booted up slow... and it progressively got worse and worse like it almost takes 10 minutes... no joke... then it reboots again. my cpu light is constantly on by the way. so i tried to see if i had a ton of programs running at start up and there wasn't. so now i'm lost and about to cry. i'm pretty sure it's a virus b/c i have mysterious icons appearing everywhere, slow boot, etc... i've made sure i've updated EVERYTHING. unfortunately, i my virus software still doesn't find and viruses. i don't know what to do.
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Please go here:

Malware Removal Guide

You will need a PC which can connect to the internet

Run all the programmes as advised then post a current Hijack This Log in a new topic in the Malware Forum

For the purpose of accurate malware analysis, Hijack This Logs are only dealt with in the Malware Forum. Posting them anywhere else will result in a delayed response

If you are unable to run any of the programmes, please ask for advice in the Malware Forum
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