Good computer running slowly for no apparent reason

Hi there,
15 months ago I built my first computer. Now it is running mighty slow. I have defragged my HDD's, stopped many startup programs and limited my services.
Why is it slow? I'll give you all the information I can and thanks for he help.


OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

CPU: Intel Core i7 CPU 920 @2.67GHz (8 logical processes)


Motherboard: Asus P6T

GPU: ATI Radeon HD 5770 (HIS)

PSU: 720W Gigabyte

Case: Thermaltake M9D gaming case

HDD C: 283GB free of 931GB
HDD N: 503 GB free of 931GB

'til black screen with windows icon --> 30 seconds
'til I see the control bar --> 1:54
'til can get to a webpage -->2:57

after startup 68 processes

So is my problem with my HDD's possibly bad speed? It should be possible for me to scrape together enough for an SSD which I can re-install the OS on.
Will this solve my problem? Is it necessary? Thanks for your help!
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  1. will make boot up much faster..yes

    You are still running too many processes on startup. should be low 50's yopu are high 60's

    Do you REALLY need skype to start up EVERY time. Adobe updater? Java Updater? office quicklauncher? (does it even make launching office quicker?)

    go to msconfig and remove everything from startup except your antivirus. Hey presto a fast machine again.
  2. Thanks for the speedy reply and great advice. I now only have my antivirus as a start up program but I still have 55 processes. I I think a lot of them are crap, like 'PnkBstrA.exe*32' and maybe 'AppleMobileDeviceService.exe*32'. My understanding is that end process will not fix the start up problem. and shouldn't they be 64? How do I stop them? How can I give you a list of them so I don't delete something important? Thanks again!
  3. Yea, I found 'Services' and know how to disable on start up but I don't know which ones are essential. I managed to put a screenshot on the internet, so here are my processes.

    Thanks so much
  4. Thanks for the idea but I have already used CC cleaner's registry cleaner and have these issues. I might try another one but I don't thin it will work. Thanks anyway
  5. No solution from you guys. If anyone reads this, I'm going to try re-installing windows onto an SSD which is going to fix the problem. If anyone else has this issue but doesn't want to do that maybe reinstall OS onto any drive. If anybody knows a better solution please post.
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