OK, then I would look at Startup Folder and Services.
Also you may want to mention your security software to us, as sometimes these scanners can be heavy on system resources and work against each other if not selected and set up properly.
sorry for the late reply but how do i show my services and startup in vista. running the scans now will post results soon
In the Run Box type services.msc then hit then Enter key
Now all your System Services will be listed as well as their status. Some of these Services are part of the Vista package and are necessary, while some Vista Services are not necessary for most users.
Yet even more Services have been added by additional software that has been installed on your computer. Some of these may not be necessary.
The settings are:
Use a pencil and paper to jot down the service, how you found it and what you changed it to.
I make a copy of the Black Viper chart (see below) and make my notes on it.
Also not a bad idea to set a new Restore Point before you begin.
Don't make wholesale changes, just change one or two items at a time, then check for system functionality.
I leave only key services in Automatic, sometimes-used services, I place in Manual and unneeded services I disable.
Black Viper has the best guide for explaining all of this :
Don't forget to examine your Startup Folder. Often there are uninvited guests here that can severely slow your computer startup process.
For managing the Startup Folder I prefer to use WinPatrol (free) as opposed to the msconfig command.
WinPatrol will maintain a Normal startup condition after changing startup item status.