Hi there everyone,
I think I've got a problem in that my PC which will occasionally take ages to launch a program. For instance, Age of Empires 3, when I recently tried to launch it, took a good 5-10 minutes to launch the splash screen, before proceeding normally. Other things like the IrfanView installation took an age for the installation process to start up as well, only for it to afterwards carry on normally. RegCleaner, which is already installed, won't even start up. With IrfanView and AoE3, though, it started up when eventually my firewall, Kerio Personal Firewall, came up with the 'permit' screen after the very long wait. So basically, I think something's up.
I suspect the firewall, but when I tried uninstalling it for ZoneAlarm, it wouldn't complete isntallation, saying that there was a problem of some sort and that I wasn't able to access it. I couldn't uninstall manually either! I tried exiting the firewall beforehand, but it simply doesn't do anything when I click 'exit' on the right-click menu.
All help appreciated