I bought my computer about 2 years ago. Since then the start up time (Windows XP) has gone from less than 30 seconds to over 3 minutes. Part of this happened immediately after installation of the first service pack.
But what other reasons can there be? I've heard of program pre-loaders and registry cleaners...
What I really want to know is not just why start up takes longer but how I can improve the time again?
Anything that subsequent improves run time performance is a nice bonus!