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Slow boot.  IEXPLORE 99% for 5+ mins.

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When I boot into Windows 2000 and get to the desktop while its still loading, the computer slows to a crawl.  The task manager reports that IEXPLORE.exe is using 99% of the CPU.  It takes the computer literally about 4 minutes to respond to me killing the process in Taskmanager.

This happens on every reboot.  If I let the system sit for about 5-6 minutes, the process will kill itself.  Afterwards it runs normally.
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I'd bet some spyware or malware is causing IE to run on startup.  Run an updated scan with Spybot search and destroy first (www.spybot.info) and then adaware se (www.lavasoftusa.com).  If that doesn't take care of the problem, there are much more advanced ways of removing stuff with tools such as HiJackthis.

Or, just never reboot...  :)
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Ok, somehow I fixed the problem.  But I did so many things at once I'm not sure which it was.  But I'm going to blame this one on Quicktime.

And yes, I basically did/do leave my system on 24/7.
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