What happens is XP automatically logs me in (I'm the only user), and then I see my background screen for about a minute or two before the start bar and desktop shortcuts come up. What's weird is that it's doing stuff, I just can't see it. For example, today I hit Ctrl+Alt+Delete and told it to start up firefox. It started it up, and I even had access to my Wifi already.
This all started when I installed Symantec AntiVirus. Could that be causing it to start slowly? It's not a huge problem, but it's annoying and if it is something bad, I want it taken care of.
Symantec isn't doing a small scan or anything pre-boot, is it?