I have a problem with XP Pro SP3 booting slowly, which has just started recently. It starts off fine and runs okay until it puts up the desktop then it just seems to stop for about a minute. The HDD LED goes green (which indicates no disk activity) then after about a minute (that seems like two years) it starts again and the taskbar etc is then displayed. I have been able call up and use Task Manager so I have looked for what Items are starting but there is nothing out of the ordinary, the system apps and my startup apps are all the same. I keep a tight control on what is allowed to start at boot up as a matter of course so I am puzzled a what can have gone wrong. Suggestions anyone.