loading those programs,represented by our icons,takes forever if you have too many loading with windows. install regclean from:http://browseraddons.friendpages.com
once installed,click the start up tab. look over what you have loading with windows. are there programs that can be started when needed? check those not needed immidiately and select remove selected.
REMOVING PROGRAMS USING THE STARTUP TAB,DOES NOT! REMOVE THEM FROM YOUR COMPUTER,ONLY STOPS THEM FROM STARTING UP WITH WINDOWS AT BOOT UP.
leave your desktop,anti-virus,firewall,things like that alone.remove the rest.
now,loading just the icons,takes up valuable boot time as well as the files/programs they represent. get rid of those icons you really don't use [at all] by:
start,properties,taskbar,check hide inactive icons,cl8ick customize,choose always hide/always show for each program,ok,apply,ok
another thing you can do to speed up boot times is:
clean out pre-fetch files:
start,my computer,windows,pre-fetch,view,select all,file,select delete.
windows captures copies of every site you visit and logs them into pre-fetch so that a return visit windows checks pre-fetch 1st for that site,allowing faster access to that site.however,over a period of time,pre-fetch gets overbloated,causing serious slow ups. YOU CAN SAFELY REMOVE PRE-FETCH FILES.
sides,it forces windows to present you with the latest version of that site each time without forcing a reload/refresh to get the latest version.a LITTLE more time consuming,but a faster boot up time.
i also reccomend restricting cookie downloads as well as managing your cookie folder from your desktop,see how here:http://ieoptions.friendpages.com
boy ! this got to be BOOK length,lol !!!