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Grindingly slow XP load time

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Windows seems to have ground to a halt. It is taking over 4 minutes to load. Perhaps there are too many programs in the start up area but which does one get rid of and how? Secondly the computer also has Norton 360 and Spy-Sweeper installed.
Can anyone advise me how to "speed this machine up".
Thank you

The machine has had a virus check and Been swept with spy sweeper within the last couple of days (the slow start existed before the sweeps) and both are updated programs (live update)
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I know that you have run a virus scan however not all scans are created equal. Anotherwords you still may have some unwanted programs on your system even after a virus scan.

We now need to make certain that this issue is not malware because if we troubleshoot otherwise we may be wasting our time.

I suggest you go to the Malware Forum and run all the steps located in the START HERE. These self-help tools will help you clean up 70% of problems on your own. If you are still having problems after doing the steps, then please post a HiJackThis Log in THAT forum. If you are unable to run and/or post a HJT log, then post that in your initial post in the topic you create in that forum.

If you are still having problems after being given a clean bill of health from the malware expert, then please return to THIS thread and we will pursue other options to help you solve your current problem(s).
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