Hi, I`ve read a load of posts in this forum regarding boot-up times and its seems that the average time is around 15-20 secs. Well I have tried everything to make my PC do the same as currently mine takes 3-4 minutes. I use Windows XP Professional, Pentium III, 360MB, Geforce 2MX, DVD, CD-Re-Writer. My PC is NOT networked......... I have tried Bootvis and various other start-up programs but they don`t work for me........shaved about 10 secs off my original boot-up time. Can anyone please give me some advice on how to solve this problem...? I`m stuck.............. Regards, Jez ps. any help (little or large) is very much appreciated.