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Most of the bulky files are on an external hard drive which is seldom connected to the machine itself. yet the machine is extremely slow at start up - file opening - internet connection and browsing. I was about to set a restore point and then simply start again, but thought I would ask an expert for any ideas or suggestions first.In the C drive around 4.5 gb of the 20gb space is used by documents and settings folder

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I hope you are running enough malware protection; some of these (especially some types of spyware) can really drag your system down if not causing even more trouble.  

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