Strange Windows 7(RC1) Problem

#1
This happened on another computer, so I thought it might've just been the computer itself, but now it's doing it on a brand new computer. What's the problem?

Well, here's what happens. Whenever I turn my computer on, and it didn't do this for a long time, it just started doing it recently, I go open up Mozilla Firefox, and it takes roughly 5~10 minutes to load it up. Heck, every application and program does that until I get something to actually start up. Now, on my old computer, it didn't start doing that until about a month and a half after installing Windows 7. This time, it's only been about 15 days. Now I have an application/program that starts up automatically when Windows 7 logs in(2 separate accounts on the computer), and it loads up just fine. But anything else, it refuses to load them for a good amount of time. It gets really irritating.

Does anyone know what's causing this, and if there is anything I can do to fix it?
 


kemical

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#2
Hi vaughnb21,
I wondered if you had a cleaning regime or not?

Try running this app: Download CCleaner 2.22.968 - FileHippo.com
Defragmentation can also clean up your drive allowing it to find files quicker: Disk Defrag - Reclaim the Speed Of Your Disks

If none of the above fail to help any or I'm completely on the wrong track then please post and let me know..
 


#3
Unfortunately, it didn't help. But for some reason, it's not all prorams.

(just examples)
List of programs that start up fine:
Google Chrome
Skype 4.1
XFire
Winamp

List of programs that don't start up very well:
M. Firefox
M. Thunderbird
mIRC
Zune Software
Internet Explorer
Trillian Astra

I honestly have no idea why it's doing this. I even ran chkdsk, and it's still doing this...
 


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