I'm new to this forum and to computers(6 mos.). The question I have has probably been asked and answered many times. I've added and deleted many programs since getting this computer and started running out of memory. I added STARTUP COP which helped but I still have items running at startup and have no idea whether they are necessary or what the h*ll thay are. I'm using ME w/256DDR. Can someone direct me to a way to decipher what I can SAFELY eliminate from sartup. Is there a site that explains what these " THINGS " are?