It takes about 2.5 minutes to start up from the time I log in, untill my account is fully loaded. Sometimes it's quicker, but most of the time it's the same. I've checked my startup entries in the start up folder, and under msconfig. I've only got: I thought it may have been style XP. I didn't have it loaded in the background, or at startup, but windows was still using themes that were installed. So I put it back to a standard theme, which didn't work. So I decided to have style XP load in the background, which also didn't work. Point32 is my mouse software (microsoft optical) gcasServ is microsoft antispyware, which was installed before this started dumprep 0 -k, I have no clue what it is. I know it dumps out some memory, but I don't know what the flags are. But this has always been there. NvCpl is my nvidia software StyleXP is the theme software. I've defarged the registry, I've changed the settings in windows to make everything a little faster (like changing context menus, fade in and out, etc). The only thing I noticed is that I had installed Norton Antivirus 9 corporate. After I installed it, I noticed the system getting slower, so I uninstalled it. This didn't change anything. So I installed avast, and did a scan and had a trojan, delteing it made no differance. So now I'm not sure what to look for. I'd rather not do a complete reinstall, but if I have to..