Do you know what the software running in the taskbar does? If you think it's not essential, and your software does not have an option to disable it from running at startup, click Start>Run and type msconfig. Then go to the Startup tab, find the entry for it, and uncheck the box. Reboot and make sure everything works ok. If anything goes wrong, you just need to go back and check the box again.
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS