Cheers Julio of 3DSpotlight for this one. Even though Microsoft do their best to lower the boot time with each successive release of the Windows OS, after a while things will tend to slow down a bit as more applications get set to load at start-up unnecessarily, whether you wanted them to or not.
3D Spotlight's guide will take you through configuring Windows 9x, Me, 2000 & XP to load as quickly as possible & also have the benefit of loading with more memory available for use.
Check it out :) The article applies to Windows 9x, Me, 2000 and XP
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