The loading of various applications (Firefox, MS WORD, etc) take much longer to load than others (especially Firefox ... I'm also asking question in Firefox forum). Now, I'm not talking minutes ... more like 20 to 30 second .... but it's frustrating when I click on a link in email and wait (not knowing if anything is happening).
I regularly scan with NAV, spybot, and ad-aware... also clean/defrag my C:
Have 2 physical hard drives (6 logicals) and try to limit what goes on my C: drive (which only has 1 gb free - out of 20 ... that's where my WIN and DOCUMENTS folders are). My virtual drive is also there ... would it be better to put the virtual space on my D:, E:,F:.G:, or H: ? (Some of them have 15-17 gb free.)