I've a fairly new Acer 5633WLMi which has been excellent until... last Tuesday/Wednesday ish.
For no apparent reason that I'm aware of, or can find, it has decided to go on a 'go slow'. First thought was a virus or malware, so I cleaned and cleaned with AVG anti-virus and AVG anti-spy (running from day 1), Superantispy, CCCleaner and Registry Patrol. In each case, nothing obvious was found.
The principal problem is that it takes anything upto 10 minutes to load XP and the Anti-virus/Anti-spy software. Once loaded, each new program start, IE, Firefox, Word or Photoshop, etc. takes a perid of time before anything happens. Once they are running, they're fine. The internet connection is fine, once IE or Firefox loads.
Shut down is normal
I have a hijack and start-up log if it's any help.
I really would appreciate any assistance, because, basically 'It's doin' me bl@@dy headin'