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WinXP SP2 performance problem (Compaq Evo N610c notebook PC)

This notebook PC performs like a dog. I removed 240 instances of DrAntiSpy (a trojan horse) and 7 instances of a Zlob virus and WinXP SP2
still performs like its swimming in molasses. Double-click an icon and you
can wait 20-40 seconds for the 1.99 GHz processor to respond. Everything works ok, its just slow - WinXP on a 1.99 GHz CPU should be
Screamig fast (2X as fast as WinVISTA). The BIG clue:
CONTROL PANEL>ADMIN TOOLS>PERFORMANCE tells me that each double-click pegs the system hitting PAGEFILE.SYS, but it does this in the absence of disk I/O queueng (ah!). This effect (pagefile activity pegged at 100%) actually persists for 5-10 seconds AFTER the application opened by the double-click has come up (!). I've increased the size of the Pagefile (way beyond the "windows recommended" size) with no change. Since I doubled the size of the pagefile, the pagefile now is not contiguous (its resides in 2 fragments), but since the size of the pagefile isnt an issue, I've put off the long convoluted procedure to make it one contiguous file. I've been looking into Windows MMC (Microsoft Management Console) procedures and experimented with adding performance metrics (WinXP has over 50) to the PERFORMANCE display graph in an effort to tease out the exact problem - to no avail. During any/all activities, the CPU UTILIZATION and DISK QUEUE SIZE are normal & as expected. This PC has just one HDD (20 GB) and 256MB RAM. The history: The PC was acquired from a business that folded, and I have no idea how long the malware was on the system or who installed the Service Packs. Any ideas? My office power
user helpfully sugests just wiping the system clean and re-installing WinXP and all installed software - but I have no WinXP media nor installation media for any of the installed software packages... Any ideas?
WinXP pagefile performance references I'm using:

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Re: WinXP SP2 performance problem (Compaq Evo N610c...

I suggest that first back up your important files and the reinstall your Windows XP SP2, Delete the partition and format and do a clean installation of your windows SP2 and that should elinimate your problems............

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Re: WinXP SP2 performance problem (Compaq Evo N610c...

Every time i boot the computer the following message appears on my screen
"The procedure entry point draw theme textEx could not be located in the dynamic link library Uxtheme.dll

my operating sysytem is windowx xp service pack 2
kindly suggest

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Re: WinXP SP2 performance problem (Compaq Evo N610c...

I suggest to format your PC and install again your OS. some files affecting or viruses affecting the performance of your computer result to some memory dump.

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