Posted 03 February 2006 - 09:28 AM
My first sudgestion to anyone who just bought a brand new factory built computer from Dell, HP, Compaq, or Sony. Whipe the drive and reinstall windows. *laughs* Just way too much junk that they put on there that you don't need. Already bogs your system down. But...if you don't want to go through the hassel of that. Then go to start and to run and type in ms config. Then click on the startup tab at the top. There shouldn't be too many things in there. Uncheck any compaq ones or .exe programs you simply don't care about having at startup. You could even dissable everything. Be careful with that though....if you dissable everything in startup any antivirus or antispyware programs that are already installed will not run at startup.
Note: Compaq preinstalled programs often have an HP at the begining since they are owned and opperated by hewlitt packard these days. So all compaq programs are HP related.