i did my weekly maintnence yesterday which includes a scan of these programs:
ad-aware se personal
mcafee virus scan
i've gotten rid of all the startup programs i don't need along with some services but i don't know why its going slow.
and at the windows boot screen it stays there for about 15-20 seconds.
a whole system re-do is not an option. i plan on never reinstall my operating since i bought my computer 5 months ago.