Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?
started having the same problem. There is something else going on.
Launching any32 bit app hangs for several seconds, before the windows
background diagnosis: no spyware found (Lavasoft), no virus (McAfee), not
network activity during hang, no CPU activity during hang, no unknown process
in my process list during hang.
Looks like some resource or mutex wait (or deadlock).
case submitted to MS, but have no answer yet.