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How long is it since you last defragmented your disk?
Maybe it is very fragmented and thus the long starting times.
"Rookie" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I am running XP on a Gateway laptop and it takes for ever to start up both
> computer and word. On the computer side I gone into
> and have limited about everything I feel comfortabel with. On word I have
> idea why its slow to open. Can anyone help???