|HP printers install a number of items that do not need to run at Startup. You can disable them in msconfig by unchecking them. Yes they will still work when you decide you need them.|
One in particular that can cause slowdowns is System Diagnostics. It's almost a duplicate of XP System information and I have seen it cause problems when used.
You really do not even have to have the Printer at start up, as it will activate when you select "PRINT" from most any location. Any that you use frequently can be activated by placing a Shortcut to them on your Desktop or Start Menu.
There is nothing to learn from someone who already agrees with you.