Hardware = Dell Latitude D610, 1 GB ram, 1.86 GHz mobile pentium.
I have checked msconfig to see what is loading up, and I don't see anything mysterious, as well as HiJack this, (although I'm sure I could do some cleaning!). I believe this started to occur after I had tried using WindowBlinds, and subsequently removed it. There wasn't a clean uninstall, so I had to do some directed edits to directory and registry.
Once the system comes up, it seems to be running fine, although I could be wrong, and might be robbing myself of some performance.