Hi, I've been trying to fix a windows 7 laptop for a couple of days now but nothing I do seems to make a difference. It's taking an average of 80 seconds to boot up (acording to event viewer). So far I've removed 2 toolbars, unticked most of the startup items in msconfig, disabled search indexing, hp support assistant, and the lightscribe service, disabled almost all of the graphics options (aero was already off), updated windows, all available drivers, and the antivirus, run a virus scan with windows defender and bullguard, moved files from desktop to documents, run ccleaner, error checked and defragged all hard drives (used Auslogics defrag to move system files to the start of the drive). None of this seems to have made any difference to the startup time, if anything it takes longer now than when I started. The performance diagnostic section of the event viewer shows that it's taking too long to boot, but doesn't show any programs consistently slowing it down, there are rarely programs that show up just once, but most boots there's nothing but a message showing the boot time. The specs of the computer are as follows: windows 7 home premium service pack 1 HP G72 Notebook PC Rating 4.2 Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M330 @ 2.13Ghz 2.13 GHz RAM 2.00 GB (1.86 GB usable) 64-bit on startup, only these are ticked (sorry about the truncated names, I'm writing from a quick screenshot of the window) Synaptics Po... (Pointer) BullGuard Easybits Rec... (Recovery) HP Quick La... (Launch) Java(TM) Pl... (Platform) Bluetooth So... HP Digital Im... (Imaging) The only anomaly I could find is with the hard drive. There are 3 partitions, C, Recovery, and HP_Tools. C is the largest and only using about a quater of it's space. HP tools is small but again only a fraction of it is in use. Recovery though is about 12 GB and about 3 quaters full. Defragging with windows shows it to be 0% fragmented, but Auslogics Defrag shows it as 97% fragmented. Defragmentation takes only a second, after which it is still 97% fragmented. I don't know if this has anything to do with the bootup time. Any ideas?