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You Will Need
- Online reference source
- More RAM
- Spyware removal program
- PC running Vista or Windows XP (optional)
- Macintosh computer (optional)
Remove old programs
Remove any programs that you are no longer using from the computer's hard drive to free up additional space.
Consult a reference source
Determine how necessary the various programs in a start-up sequence are by consulting an online reference source such as Sysinfo.
Remove unnecessary programs from the start-up sequence
Remove any unnecessary programs from your start-up sequence.
Consider adding more RAM
Consider adding more memory if your computer is low on RAM. Some older PCs were sold with the minimum amount of memory to allow them to run.
Install a spyware removal program to make sure that your computer is not affected by malaware. Many programs are available as free downloads. Be sure to get a reputable program, however, so you don't slow your computer down further! With these tips, your computer should soon be starting up without your having to wait.