If you are using some folders or programs frequently in your windows XP system, it will be easy for you if you put that folder of program in start menu. This is a very simple process. To put any program or software in start menu, open start menu > go at your desired folder or program location> press it and drag it to start menu.
It will save your time a lot. When you want to remove that program or folder from start menu, just right click on it and remove it. Thats it.