Hi, i got some trouble, a HDD died on me a couple of days ago and I tried to recover it, but everything failed. Ever since I experienced these probs, my WinXp takes like 15 to 20 min to finally start up and even then it is extremely slow. I cleaned out the startup (msconfig) ran virus scans, ran spybot search and destroy, killed adware, everything, even hijackthis did't come up with anything. So it's got to be something else. Could it be, some programm installed on the broken HDD is searched for and not found? Or might Win be damaged?, it's on an other drive, but who knows.... Is there a programm that tells me where all my programms are installed? I don't wanna take hours to check out every single path. Got any other great ideas on how to fix this?