Are you sick and tired of Windows xp's old man behaviour,then this will help you.Here are two techniques that will speed up start-up,booting and reeboting speed of your windows.
1.Increase virtual memory of your windows drive
Click 'My Computer'>>Click 'View System Information'>>Advanced>>
Click on settings beneath Performance>>Advanced>>
On the bottom click on 'change'>>Choose the drive>>
Select custom size>>Enter intial size and Max size(values between 900 and 1024 is ideal)>>Click ok.
You will surely see faster start-ups and booting.
2.Get rid of those themes and skins
If you are a kind of guy who is into windows xp customization then you might have noticed that those themes and visual styles take up a lot of system resource and RAM.Getting rid of those alterations and compromising with traditional xp themes will surely boost up your computer's speed.
3.Stop unnecessary programs from loading
Click 'Start'>>Run>>Type in 'msconfig' without quotes>>Select 'Selective start up'>>Click on 'Start up' tab>>Uncheck all the ones that you dont use too often>>Click ok.
4.Defragment your windows drive once in a while
Use Disk Defragmenter and defragment your windows drive.This will surely boost up booting speed.