troubleshooting Question

compaq presario 1200 runs slow like a turtle

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I dont know this is OS problem or hardware, but these are the symptoms: I have a compaq presario 1200 running Win 2000 server, it used to work just fine..but lately the computer runs so slow, takes sweet time to boot up, after booting up, if i try to start any application, it takes ever to start it..if i go to Task Manager,,,,,I see explorer.exe taking somewhat much CPU usage( about 10 %).
I recently defragmented the hard disk,,,it still did not help. Lap top is running a celeron 700 MHZ, has 168 M of RAM.

Actually the whole thing started when i started running AOL, AOL crashed couple of time,,,,and AOL gotten really slow. Nowadays, I am not even running AOL, any application starts really slow or sometimes crashes.
Do you think it is a virus?

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