I have a laptop thats about 4 years old it has window xp on it. every time I start up its like a slug.

How can i make it start up faster, is it windows or is it my laptop.

Thanks!

Sound like a hardware prob... Try to add a mem, enable Ultra DMA, or clean the startup libraries...

Well I think I may just leave it. I deleted a some files the other day from a suggestion from someone and I deleted the "NTLDR"

Now I am not very technical but I do know that, THAT is not something that should be deleted I think I will wait to have someone more technical look at it. Thanks anyway!!

run msconfig, and disable all programs except video cards, anti virus, and CRITICAL system files under the start up tab. Also, disable unnecessary services, and and eye candy that you could care less about. Defag and clean up hard disk(s). Run a registry defrag. Download and run pc decrapifier. If all else fails, reinstall windows.

Sound like a hardware prob... Try to add a mem, enable Ultra DMA, or clean the startup libraries...

Man, that's lazy. Its great to give advice to someone, but some of us here know where those options are and how to put in memory, others don't. Would be nice of you to explain how to do this for the less skilled.

Mem is also a dos command.

ColoradoGrl - Yes, more memory would speed up your Laptop. Do you have Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware and Firewall software?

Its possible its slow due to spyware/adware or your hard drive is getting full, not enough memory or you need to defragment your hard drive. It could also be because its 4 years old.

What Operating system have you got installed?