go to START
...type in MSCONFIG
...then click on OK
or press ENTER
click on START UP TAB
everything EXCEPT your AV and firewall
...if its a laptop you have to be careful about what you uncheck or your touch pad and wireless and things like that will not function for you..
google each start up item to decide if you need it to load with windows...unchecking them does not remove them ..they just don't launch at startup...
the next thing we are going to do is turn off indexing ....its a resource hog and if you aren't searching for things on your computer 10 times a day it will only slow down your system....
click on start.
click on C: drive
...on the general tab..uncheck
...allow indexing on this drive..and compress files...if it ask about sufolders... say yes
if you do not have the box on your system...
...type in SERVICES.MSC
...scroll down until you find INDEXING SERVICE...click on it and in the general tab set it to DISABLED
back up your registry first before doing these tweaks using erunt
Whenever XP reads a file, it stamps the file with the date and time of the access. This feature has its place but is not required for normal use unless you rely on the date of last access for backup purposes, which is a rare requirement for most backups. Putting a timestamp a file that has just been read means that a write access has to be made to disk, so every time a read is executed, a corresponding write is also executed.
..type in ...cmd
...then press enter
At the command prompt...type in FSUTIL behavior set disablelastaccess 1
if you ever need timestamps like for work
To turn timestamps back on, repeat the command but replace the 1 with 0
To clean your temp folder, Temp File Cleaner by OldTimer here
next get diskeeper lite here
after installing it...click on the icon
...close the "nag" screen...click on your c drive
to select it ...then down towards the bottom ...click on defragment now
...first time you use it it may take 15 to 30 minutes to complete...do it about every two weeks and it will complete in about 7 minutes...
reboot and tell me hows its running...