My computer has been running slow for some time but now it is absolutely painful waiting for it to do anything.
When I log into my user account it takes up to five minutes before I can do anything.
When task manager is running CPU usage will sometimes spike up to 100% even though I am not actually doing anything and I can hear the computer "working". Task manager shows 38-47 processed running. I have shut down some of them (eg itunes related applications) but they restart by themselves.
I have run Spybot and AVG and removed all spyware etc. that was found by them.
I have run msconfig and have very few applications set to start when Windows starts up.
I am tempted to throw this computer out the window and buy a new one but it would be a real pain to transfer all my files and programs to a new computer and I am trying to avoid that.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.