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VERY slow start-up

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I have a computer with WinXP.
Lately my computer has been taking very long to log onto my user window. It starts up fairly quickly to the page where it gives a choice between logging onto my preferences or my wife's. She can get to her stuff very quickly whereas sometimes it takes up to 5 minutes or more (sometimes it just never comes) for the icons to appear on the screen for me. The wallpaper is up and the cursor is there and functioning but no icons and even if the start shows I can't click on it.
I just have to wait and wait and wait. If 10 minutes go by and I can't see the little green light that tells me the computer is doing something I just restart. Other times it works normally.
I have scanned my computer with 3 different spyware programs, I have Norton installed, I've defragmented and even reduced the amout of icons on my desktop and in my startup tray to a minimum and it still is happening.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
tahnks in advance!
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Hey it seems that you may have a malware problem. Please download "hijackthis" and save a log to "Malware Removal - HiJackThis Logs Go Here"

A Geeks To Go Trusted Helper will then make sure your computer is running faster and is back to its previous state.

Goodluck :tazz:
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