After reloading SP2 I found by elimination that Shell Hardware Detection service, auto or manual, was slowing down any action I was trying to do ie Click on a desktop icon and nothing would happen for about two to three minutes. And from boot to loading personel settings takes about 3 mins and then I get an background desktop with no icons for about 4mins then icons burst into life, and if I place the mouse over the task bar I get the egg timer for about another 2-3 mins. Now when I disable the Shell Hardware service from winows starting to desktop about 1min.40 seconds, the shutdown from start eggtimer for about 2mins and then shutdown. I have tried disable on the RPC service, I have disabled the CD DVD drives and USB still very slow boot etc. It seems the only way I can have a usable computer is to disable Shell.I have run every spy bot spy ware Norton that I can think of all report no problem luverly clean machine.
Any ideas as to what I can do
I'm wondering if I can download another Shell Hardware service file?
My operating system is XP Home
Edited by nickyboy1, 30 December 2007 - 06:11 PM.