However, since that fix my PC has been running slower than ever. I now have more security running and I have now updated windows as recommended by you. I only have 512MB ram but the machine is really only used for browsing and Email with occasional use of word, xl photoshop etc etc.
PC is a Dell Optimax 270 Pentium4 3GHz running XP pro SP3.
When I open Outlook Express the splash screen appears after about 30 seconds and then it takes about another 30 seconds before the program opens.
Firefox takes about 90 seconds to open. Opening new tabs (once the program is running) only takes 8 - 10 seconds.
Any right click on an icon or the task bar takes about 10 seconds to open the menu and around another 70 seconds to open whatever I click on.
I have de-fragged the disks and cleaned the temp files using your recommendations.
Any suggestions please?
Thanks in advance