Change your computer's BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) boot sequence to help save some start up time. Restart your computer or your laptop and press the F1, F10 or ESC key to enter BIOS. Follow the on screen instruction for navigating the BIOS menu. Choose the “Advanced BIOS” feature. Change the boot sequence, so that your hard drive is listed as the first boot device, and CDROM is the second boot device. Press the “ESC” key to save your settings and exit BIOS.
Click the “Start” button on your desktop and select “Run” from the menu list. Type “ms configure” in the run field box and press the “OK” button. Click on the “BOOT.INI” tab button. Change the default “Timeout” setting from “30” seconds to a lesser value, such as 10 or 20 seconds. Press the “OK” button. A pop up box which will appear on the screen of your desktop. Click the “Restart” button to reboot your computer.
Delete temporary files in your Windows folder. Click the “Start” button and choose “Search” from the menu list. Select “All Files and Folder” and type “*.tmp” in the field box beneath it “All or part of the file named .” Use the drop down menu arrow to select your “Local Hard Drive,” such as (C:) and press the “Search” button. After Windows finishes listing all the files with the “.tmp” extension, highlight and delete the files that you no longer want to keep on your computer.
Remove applications and programs from the “Startup” list. Click the “Start” button and choose “All Programs” and then, select “Startup” from the menu list. Highlight the application or program that you want to remove. Right-click on your mouse and select “Delete” from the shortcut menu.