*Review Start>All Programs> Startup and see if there are programs loading that you don't need
*Check Run... msconfig > start up tab for programs also that do not need to be there
*Review http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm and see if there are any services that do not need to be run.
*Bring up the Task List by right-clicking on the Task Bar and choosing "Task Manager", make a list of the items that you see there, then go to http://www.answersthatwork.com/ click Libraries of Answers That Work, then click The TASK LIST on the right, this will list all the tasks that are running in the background, some you should leave alone, some you should disable
When the Windows start(I use XP), they load/run some "programms" -sometimes not useful- that I want to remove/disable. I had removed some of them a long time ago but I format my HardDisk and now I don't remember how I did it. The only thing I remember is that you click Start and then Run. But I don't remember what I typed there. Can you help me? thnx