The load on the CPU is sometimes very high when the computer is just booting up and for a few moments afterward. does the slowdown occur after the machine is up for a while as well as when you're just starting?
The Windows task manager can show you the percentages of CPU times that are used by each of the running processes.
Yes, it occurs even if I boot the computer in the morning and don't get to it (due to household duties) until mid morning.
I did notice today, when I ran DB tools that it was unable to compact the DB as an SQL script was already running? Odd as it was the first thing I did when I opened the program. It required me to end task and shut down RM. On re-opening RM, I ran the DB tools again, and was able to compact the DB. Just a glitch? Haven't ever had that happen before