...it loads my anti-virus program and the bluetooth app for my phone, then sits there for up to a full two minutes, doing absolutely nothing. finally it loads everything else. this is getting really annoying :dead: and i've tried everything i can think of--defragmenting (twice), scanning with ad-aware and spybot s&d, and cleaning out my registry. a few of my friends suggested burning all my files to CDs and re-installing windows, but that sounds, um, a little drastic. plus if it's something i can fix easily i'd rather just do that. by the way, my computer is a toshiba satellite (laptop) that i bought august of 2004, so it's not that old. what can i do to fix this problem?