you have to call hp and ask for the restore disk..most time you only pay for shipping. the main issu with your your laptop is lack of ram. go to crusial and run there memory advisior to see the max amount of ram. if you have an open slot max out your ram. it a very cheap upgrade. for slow boot...run ccleaner and defrag also use msconfig and turn everything off by your anti virus at boot. also check that you only have one anti virus software or malware software installed.