Re: XP slow startup.
Click the Start button-->Run-> type 'msconfig' (no quotes) and go to the startup tab. Uncheck anything you do not use, which in most cases will be almost everything. There really only be a few programs you would want Started on start up and they are any Anti-Virus programs you run. thats about it, everything else will likely just hogg up resources and make your start up very slow.
Anything like Realmedia Player, Yahoo blah blah, Google Blah Blah, Kodakk easypicture and so on, uncheck, better yet unistall.
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