go in and turn off all the crap that starts with your computer.
(from the start menu, click run and then enter in one of the above)
read up a little, don't just go in and start turnign stuff off.
but there are many extraneous processes and programs that start that are not needed.
also, go into bios and make sure your boot order is correct and that you have it set so it is only booting the devices you have.
"nagasama no longer drinks tecate, or streaks out of the night for anything, and he has a fine wife so he has no use for your girlfriend...she is safe..."