I am trying to diagnose an issue with a friends Compaq nx7400, running WinXP professional.
It starts up VERY slowly and seems to recover only a little bit once the HP Wireless Assistant fully loads. Even then, the system is very slow opening programs and folders and surfing the net. I've scanned with Norton, defraged, shut off some startup programs and still doesn't seem to help. My friend hasn't used her laptop in a few months due to the battery dying out, and this was the condition it was in when she restarted it. Unfortunately there are no system restore points to revert the system to... I am not sure if this issue is being caused by HP Wireless Assistant or some other issue...
I am trying to scan with Adaware now but its taking forever... any suggestions greatly appreciated!