I'm at my wits end. I'm running windows xp pro sp2 and every day when I first start a program it takes forever for it to load up. But if I close it and reopen it is fast. If i do something in the program that requires it to load something it is slow and some times locks up my computer ( for example open help window in office). and also If I close it, it opens back up quick. Its like something is scanning my programs.
I have checked for spyware, virus's and updates on my video card. I have chkdsk the c: drive, and I turned off my firewalls (incase that was scanning it) and nothing I do seems to help.
I'm running a hp compaq desktop
3.2gig pentium 4
ati radeon 256 video
1 gig ram
This is a brand new computer only have had it 1-1/2 weeks. And it has done this since the first program went on it.
It came with XP pro SP2 and I loaded everything else up.
I don't know what else to do, and I would like to try everything else before formating the HD.