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I have a COMPAQ Presario V4000 notebook with Windows XP Pro factory installed. I am trying to find out how to clean up the boot/startup file so that only the necessary programs load on startup, over the years I have installed numerous programs that have attached themselves to the startup file and have to be loaded each time I start my computer thus making the startup take much longer than necessary, I don't want to delete these programs I just want to load them as needed, not on startup.

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First uninstall and program you don't use with Add/Remove Programs.
Look in Start - Programs - StartUp to see some of them. You can delete these safely if you want.

Use AutoRuns to see what other startup programs you have and where they are located.
www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/utilities/Autoruns.html


You can also Start - Run - MSCONFIG and use Startup tab to enable or dissble some programs and then reboot to see if it still works OK. If not then you can just run MSCONFIG again and tick the box to put them back in again.


Try to check the space of your hard drive because one of possible reason why the computers runs slow is the used space . You can check it by going to "my computer" then look for the the icon of your hardisk then right click the the mouse on the icon of your hard drive and choose properties. After clicking the properties option the hard disk properties window will appear and on the first tab the used space and the free space information

It would be better for you to defrag the hard disk and it is available on the hard disk properties windows on the second tab wich is tool tab.

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First uninstall and program you don't use with Add/Remove Programs.
Look in Start - Programs - StartUp to see some of them. You can delete these safely if you want.

Use AutoRuns to see what other startup programs you have and where they are located.
www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/utilities/Autoruns.html


You can also Start - Run - MSCONFIG and use Startup tab to enable or dissble some programs and then reboot to see if it still works OK. If not then you can just run MSCONFIG again and tick the box to put them back in again.

Please rate this answer if it helped.

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