I think my computer is pretty clean, i run spy-ware removal programs often and have solid virus protection, but I can't seem to figure this one problem out. My windows XP loads quick, but during the process where the desktop background appears before the desktop icons and start menu/taskbar appear, the system takes a very long time to load. The exact order goes like this: Windows XP loads -> desktop background appears -> start up sound plays -> loads for a long time (about 5 minutes) -> desktop icons/start menu/taskbar/start up programs load. During the long load time, there are no programs being loaded (at least no splash screens to indicate any loading) and the hard drive is not running.Please let me know if you need any information about my system and how I can post them up. Any help is much appreciated. Thanks.