Here's a link to that post.. Although you didn't tell us which operating system you have installed on your computer, many of the same things apply. If you happen to have Vista or Win7 on your computer, then you'll want to start by eliminating unnecessary services, then proceed with the unnecessary startup programs in "msconfig".:

http://forums.cnet.com/7726-6121_102-238474.html

Hope this helps.

Grif