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Windows 7 Loading Very Slow

I've had a problem that only started to occur yesterday. When I boot into Windows 7 and log on to my user account, the computer gets very laggy and slow for at least 5 minutes. Icons take ages to load, and everything is rendered unclickable. This happens for about five minutes after which everything goes back to normal. I tried restarting a few times to see if this is a recurring problem, and it is. I ran a full system scan with Microsoft Security Essentials and found nothing wrong, and I also defragmented the disk to increase performance. However, the problem still exists.

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Guest [Entry]

"Unplug all your USB devices (except keyboard and mouse I guess) and try again.

Run msconfig and uncheck anything you don't need or is suspicious."
Guest [Entry]

"Since it is happening during log in, there's a good chance there is something going on with your user profile. Try creating another test account, and seeing if the problem persists when logging in to that account.

If not, dig around in your profile to see if there is something going on - large files, lots of temp, etc. You can use Process Monitor from Sysinternals to help with this. It can show you what files are being accessed when logging in; set your account to auto-login, configure ProcMon to capture data on boot, and reboot. It will capture data through the login process."
Guest [Entry]

"You mentioned that the hard drive gets hot - just wondering if you've had it serviced recently? I saved mine from disaster a week ago, getting it cleaned in nick of time. Fan had huge buildup of almost solid fluff that had been affecting performance for months, fan was working overtime to compensate and laptop was always hot. Now it's running like a dream machine again :)

Repair guy said you need to service at least once a year for all laptops. He also pointed out that on HP lappies, the fan exhaust from the CPU heats up the graphics chip which is right next to it, and on mine the thermal paste was totally dried up so I was lucky not to have a fried lappie. In contrast, Sony laptops have the CPU and graphics chips positioned furthest apart which avoids this potentially fatal problem."
Guest [Entry]

"From what you said, I would think that Wubi is to blame if it is the only application you have installed recently. I have tried it a few times without problems but it could be to do with a combination of programs that you are running on your system.

Try looking at Microsoft/Sysinternals Autoruns and seeing if there is anything that can be disabled."