I'm computer savvy when it comes to some things, but completely clueless when it comes to others. OK here's the deal. I decided to Google "my computer is so slow" and see what it came up with because for awhile now my computer moves at a snails pace. Several tech threads later and I had done many things to the computer to try and speed things along like defragment, delete files, registry checks, etc. Somewhere along the way my add/remove programs got reconfigured and now it only lists about half my programs, a bunch of hidden files and no option to change/remove. I tried to do a system restore but wasn't able to complete it for whatever reason. Also tried to download some well know registry cleaners only to find out that they will check your computer, but then you have to pay to fix the problems! I'm frustrated and no closer to making my computer faster or to getting my add/remove programs back to normal. I'm running Windows XP on a Dell desktop computer, please respond only if you think you may have a solution. Thanks!