Yeah... My XP boots to the desktop within 30 to 40 seconds which is a big improvement over Win98 (2min 15 sec). Now if I want to use a Microsoft product (Word Excel etc) boom it's up and running. But try logging onto the net (DSL) or running a game (Rogue Spear) and nothing happens. My desktop is up but I'm very limited as to what I can do. Once my desktop is up I still have to wait over 2 min before I have full functionality of my WinXP Pro. So in actuallity WinXP is slower booting then Win98. Any hints or tips as to what I can do to have intenet connectivity sooner than 3 min after a cold boot. I've read that you can turn off all kinds of services but I've tried disabling services I know I don't use but there still isn't any improvement in boot time. Any suggestions/tips would be greatly appreciated.