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"Jess Jackson" <Jess Jackson@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>I have got a toshiba laptop which is 18mths old with windows xp.
> I am finding it extremely slow when i turn it on as there is a lot of
> programs in which startup that i really don't want to startup when it is
> turned on.
> Also the hard drive is constantly running.
> I am about to start studying again and would like to fix the problem
> it causes any more. I am not very computer smart and technical words
> me. Is there anybody that would be able to help me with this?
> I have been told to turn off automatic start up on the control panel but i
> can't seem to find the right part of the control panel.
> please help me!