Ok here's the scoop. My girlfriend mom wanted me to fix her computer, her interenet explorer had 4 extra search bars, and the computer has been running like shit I told her it was all the crap they download like bonzi buddy and so forth, So I logged onto this forum and downloaded the anti spyware for dummies stuff that is stickied on this forum (i do this with all my computers) anyways, ad-aware and spybot found over 300 spyware programs on her computer, so I deleted them, then I installed all of the spyware gaurd stuff. I then downloaded firefox for her, and told them to never use IE again. The computer seems clean now, but there is still one problem, it runs like shit. It is a newer laptop, P4 2.0ghz with 256mgs of RAM. Now this isnt a power computer or anything, but it does whay normal people want a computer for. Basically, It takes about 3 to 4 mins to fully boot up and stop loading once on teh windows screen. While doing ANYTHING on the computer, it feels like the thing has been on for 1000 hours strait rendering animated movies... I tried going under MSCONFIG and unchecking the crap that I had no clue what it was for, I defraged the computer, and I compressed the hardrive. Nothing is working, Any ideas? Dont get toooooo techniquel on me though, you guys could go over my heard pretty damn easy.