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Windows XP boot takes too long

Without installing extra software, I would like to find out exactly why it takes 20+ minutes to start my laptop.    I want to know exactly what piece of software is blocking my productivity so I can NUKE the thing.  

I'm envisioning a profile of what software is running from boot to 'steady state'.  

There may be nothing I can do.  THis is my work computer.  There is a whole host of stuff they've forced onto my laptop.  These compete with the tools I want to use.   Currently, its pretty inefficient I'd like to speed things up a bit.
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tmonteit
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SreejithGCommented:
If your laptop is part of a domain and the domain server is not reachable/having problems, it may take more time to boot.
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mgonulluCommented:
First you may install CCLeaner: a tool that will clean all temporary file (Even hidden unnecessary one).

After that the software allows you to see what are the services and programs that are starting on boot.

In addition to that: How much RAM you have?

www.ccleaner.com/
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andrew_aj1Commented:
Without installing extra software you can use msconfig. To open it go to Start>Run (or WindowsKey + R), type in msconfig, and hit ok. After this go to startup and you can disable some applications from starting at boot. You can disable all if you wish and then enable a few at a time to figure out what is slowing you down so much. Remember to reboot each time for the changes to take effect.
I hope this helps. Good luck.
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JonveeCommented:
There are numerous ideas to try here, to reduce bootup time and to generally boost performance>

"Optimise XP":
http://home.comcast.net/~SupportCD/OptimizeXP.html

"Windows XP Performance":
http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/XP/Q_23781010.html#a22622838

"Restore Your Computer's Performance with Windows XP":
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/expert/northrup_restoreperf.mspx
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JonveeCommented:
As already intimated above it could also be Malware.  
Suggest you run Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware:
http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php

also Kaspersky free online virus scanner which is a good way to find out if you have any viruses or spyware>
http://www.kaspersky.co.uk/virusscanner
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