I got my computer about a year ago from my mom's friend, so it's a used laptop with many things already on it that i do not understand. But recently my computer is taking longer and longer to start up each time i boot it. Now it takes about 10-15 minutes to start up. I tried running check Disk, i tried to defrag my drives, and i tried deleting every application and software i didn't need. But still i can't get the computer t start up quicker. I don't know if it will help but ill post my system specs, and maybe someone will have some idea of what is wrong with my computer. OS name- Windows XP Home Edition Version- 5.1.2600 service pack 3 build 2600 system model- HP Pavillion dv2000 System type- X86-based PC Processor- x86 family 6 model 14 stepping 8 GenuineIntel~1596 Mhz BIOS version- phoneix F.0B. 7/3/2006 SMBIOS version- 2.4 Total physical memory- 1,024 MB Available physical memory- 235.79 MB Total virtual memory- 2.GB Available virtual memory- 1.95 GB Graphics chip- Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset family Total graphics memory-128.0 MB RAM/Memory-1014 MB I know this is probably more information than needed but if it can help, then why not. I hope someone can help.