Hi experts, can anyone help me. My laptop is running slower and slower. It takes nearly 4 minutes to load Vista. I have used Advanced windows care to get rid of as much as I can out of the startup menu and also SOLUTO to get rid of un-necessary files to load, or delay some of them. I use Windows Defender. The amount of disk activity seems to be enormous. It is becoming a pain as I am trying to do some work on it (for a uni course) and it just takes ages to load the machine and then access the web etc. The OC domestic is getting similar probs on her machine although she uses W7, with it taking ages to switch from her mail page to tinternet and back. I would appreciate any advice to help.