My wife's computer is a PC and it is VERY slow. I'm going to try this stuff tonight and see if that helps. That's the one I'm asking about here. My Mac running Firefox is still aces 18 months after I bought it.
I installed spybot on it a while ago, plus she has Norton 2005. I just ran a check last night and she had one virus, but nothing major.
What I don't understand is why your caches should slow down startup so much. Maybe there are other programs getting crammed into the startup sequence? I checked the Startup folder and there are only three things in there (can't remember them now and I'm at work), but nothing in there raised any red flags for me.
Thanks for the tech help, Copper and ACS. It's great that you guys are willing to answer questions like this, especially when I know you get these at work a lot and they drive you nuts because they're so basic. Again - thanks.