AND I ALSO ,(RUNNING hp PAVILLION a533w ) would also like tto have the anwser to this ...thanks to those who reply .................
We have discussed steps to take to free up system RAM space in one of the latest discussions. In the steps listed it was recommended to remove from the "start-up" list found in the system configuration file those extra programs (games, quicktime, real player,etc.) that attach themselves to this file. I have removed all those that I can easily recognize, but my computer (an HP Pavilon running Windows XP) still takes a long time to startup. Can anyone provide a list those startup programs that are not to be removed, i.e. essential to starting and running your computer so I can uncheck the "active" box for all the others?
A second question:
Once you have "deactivated" the unwanted startup program, how do you delete it from the list?
Thanks for your help.