So.. I formatted the HD, installed the Windows XP SP2, the first thing I did, was installing the motherboard and graphic's card drivers, then I installed all necessary Windows Updates including SP3, unticked what weren't necessary in my point of view and then started to install programs. Here's the list of programs that I have installed:
ESET Smart Security
Microsoft Word 2007
Windows Live Messenger
VLC Media Player
Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2
Replay Media Catcher
Adobe Photoshop CS2 and CS5
Spybot - S&D
So.. did one of these programs affected the boot time?
I really hope you guys can help me.. or I have to install the clean Windows again
Edited by xpbootlag, 07 August 2010 - 03:17 PM.