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I would suspect it in a startup program, say CyberLink. It's set to start at Windows Startup. Open the webcam software for your laptop and disable Start at Windows, OR download CCLEANER freeware at : http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/ .This is a good program to learn to use. You can clean the junk from your machine and in the TOOLS section, STARTUP, look for your webcam startup program, disable it. Disable ALL unnessary startup programs to speed boot and shut downs.
There are some steps which you can try to boost your Windows XP PC/Laptop's speed & performance:
1) Removing Startup items
Click Start, point to Programs, click
Startup, and then right-click each item in Startup and
Delete. Your Startup folder should be empty
2) Remove unnecessary programs from Add & remove programs list
Click Start, point to Settings, and
Double-click Add or Remove Programs icon.
Scroll through the list of installed programs, and remove the
one you don’t need. Be sure about the programs those you don't need.
3) Setting PC/Laptop for best performance
Right-click My Computer and select Properties. Switch to Advanced tab and click the Settings button under
Performance subsection. Performance Options window will open.
Select Adjust For Best Performance option and
click OK button.
This may degrade the looks but will increase the performance of PC/Laptop.
4) Right-click My Computer and select Manage. Computer Management window will open. Maximize Computer Management window.
Click plus sign next to Services and
click Services, and switch to Standard tab on the right.
Disable the following services one by one:
Background Intelligent Transfer Service
Error Reporting Service
Fast User Switching Compatibility Help and Support (switch to Manual)
NetMeeting Remote Desktop Sharing
Performance Logs and Alerts
Remote Desktop Help Session Manager
WebClient Wireless Zero Configuration (don’t disable
wireless network/Internet connection)
To disable the service, search the service name in the list of services & double-click on it. Change Startup Type for the service, selecting Disabled from Startup
type dropdown box and clicking OK button.
Restart the computer.
5) Run CCleaner regularly.
Download CCleaner application from here. Install it.
Run it time to time to run your PC smoothly.
6) Defragment hard drive (may take up to 30
minutes or more than that)
Click Start, select Programs,
Accessories, System Tools, and click Disk Defragmenter.
When Disk Defragmenter window opens, select a
the top portion of the window, and click Defragment button.
Try this...turn on the computer, let it get to your windows screen. Then go to Help and Support (on the Startup button), then go to System Restore. Restore your system to any earlier date, that's the easiest fix. Otherwise, I don't know any easy way to fix that.
Your Laptop is "booting up", which is another way to say that it's starting up. When it is doing this, it has a regular starting procedure and it is loading the Operating System and then the Programs you have installed on your Laptop. After installing a large program, or some software that requires a quick update/scan of your laptop - like antivirus software, it can take a few minutes to finish starting up your laptop. When it has finished loading all of the software from its startup menu and updating certain software, then any buttons (like volume or CD eject buttons that you may have pressed while it was busy starting/booting up).... these actions will then begin to be recognized by the laptop. So, while your laptop was starting up, if you were trying to turn up the volume on a CD that was in your laptop, nothing happened, and then decided to try to pop the CD out, and nothing happened, when the laptop was finally ready to acknowledge the buttons that were pushed, they seemed to happen automatically.
Bottom Line: Give your laptop enough time to startup completely on its own. While your laptop is busy during startup, there will be a little light on your mouse pad area that looks like a round storage barrel facing upward. After all your normal startup software has finished booting up and antivirus software has finished their tasks, you should be good to go. For me, my laptop has a 60-GB hard drive and I use Yahoo-IM (that starts up when my laptop starts up), and I have McAfee antivirus (which searches for updates when my laptop starts up, my wireless connection software looks for available wireless routers to connect to (not just mine), Windows Vista searches and installs updates, Google + MySpace + Twitter search for their updates, etc..... the barrel icon mentioned above stops blinking and that tells me that my laptop is now ready. I just tested my laptop startup and it took 9 minutes for my laptop to finish booting up (I am using my desktop for this message). You might want to DEFRAGment your Hard Drive, which should help, but this may take a few hours to complete depending on the size of your hard drive. If you have an Antivirus Program, it likely has a Performance / Maintain Computer option which should also help.
Try using f11 on startup, this will start HP Recovery Manager. If you have recovery disks you can also restore system by restarting the laptop with recovery cd inside. Otherwise use HP recovery manager pressing F11 on startup. Ifyou do not have recovery cd and recovery manager does not work, youwill need a replacement recovery cd from HP or a generic Windows setupdisk. Check also here