My laptop always searches for non-existant hardware when it starts up
I have a perfectly good laptop but when it starts up I always see two dialog boxes saying that it is trying to find hardware that is not present. How can I prevent these messages from popping up. How can I diagnose what is going wrong. Is there some free optimizer software that could diagnose this. I have a windows xp machine but no longer have the system disks (if I ever had them).