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I agree with Jyothish but would add the following:

1. Run msconfig to remove startups. Start>Run, then type "msconfig" (w/o the quotation marks) in the run box and press the Enter key. Go to the Startup tab in msconfig and UNcheck items you do not wish to have start when Windows starts. WRITE DOWN A LIST OF ALL CHANGES YOU MAKE so that you can reverse any that cause problems for you later. Apply and OK your way out of msconfig, CLICK yes to "Reboot Now" question.

2. When running Windows Defragmenter, ALWAYS run it in Safe Mode. Reboot, press the F8 key repeatedly until the Boot Menu appears and select Safe Mode. When your desktop appears, open My Computer, RIGHT-CLICK on your "C" drive and select Properties. On the Properties page, select the Tools tab, then run the disk checker and then the disk defragmenter.

Reboot.

After reboot, consider downloading, installing and running (according to the directions on the download page), Mark Russinovich's PageDefrag. PageDefrag is now owned and maintained by Microsoft and is useful to defrag your "Virtual Memory" pagefile and your Windows Registry.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897426.aspx

Next, make absolutely certain that

a. your Anti-virus/anti-spyware software is fully updated and then
b. reboot into Safe Mode and run your anti-virus/anti-spyware in Safe Mode. Do full scans of your hard drive and nuke everything your anti-malware software turns up.

Reboot.

If you want to clean up/tune your PC even more, try downloading and using CCLeaner (http://www.ccleaner.com/download)
Hi
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\015\012Remove unwanted programes from the startup and defragment the harddisk this will speed up the system.
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\015\012Jyothish
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