If you find that your computer is extremely slow on boot, there is a tool that is built into Windows XP, Vista and 7 that can be used to speed up your computer boot time.
Basically, all it does is disable programs that want to run and load on boot, and by disabling them, your computer does not have to load so many programs.
So how do you use it?
If you have Windows 7 or Vista, just type MSCONFIG in the search bar and hit enter. For Windows XP, open up run and type MSCONFIG
Basically, all you have to do is un-tick anything you don’t want to run. Just a note, don’t just un-tick everything, especially in the Services tab, because if you do, you may find some programs won’t run or you want have any network connectivity.
Got A Multi-Processor CPU?
If you have a multi-core processor, click on the Boot tab, select advance, and then click on the check box for Number of Processors and click your number of processors your CPU has.
Once you are done configuring everything, click on OK, and restart you computer. When Windows reloads, a message box will appear, click on the check box to not show the message on boot again.
So now, you computer should now boot up much quicker. Got other quick boot tips or have a problem with doing the above, let us know in the comments.