Recently, my computer has started to take a very long time when logging in. The actual bootup, from power-on until the welcome screen, is normal. Afer I select my username and enter my password is where the trouble starts. After it accepts my password, it displays "loading personal settings" or something to that effect. Then it just sits there. The hard drive stops chugging for a several seconds too. Then it logs in normally. Any explanations for the slowdown? I tried running bootvis, that sped up the bootup a bit, but didn't affect the login problem at all. I haven't installed anything recently accept iTunes, and I disabled the iPod service. I checked the Event Viewer, and there are several entries about failing to start the iPod service, as well as the Norton Ghost service. I haven't done anything with the ghost service, but I did set it in msconfig so that the ghost system tray icon doesn't load everytime. Could these disabled services be causing the problem?