Well I have a Toshiba laptop, windows XP SP1. I start my computer, and then I am on the log-in screen. I click my user name, put in my password, and press enter. Here is where the problem starts. My name goes to the middle, and then takes a minute to load it to the desktop, after that it goes to the desktop, but It only displays the picture of my desktop backround for another minute. After that the Icons load, but the icons on the bottom right(I think this is called the quick launch taskbar) take another minute to load. Finally it finishes to load. It takes more than 3 minutes to load it all the way. The usual speed is suppose to be 45 seconds to a minute (exception to a new computer or full restored compter which is suppose to take 10 seconds or less to load), but mine is very slow. I really don't have a clue about what caused this problem. I have not instelled anything in the past days. This is crazy. I really need help. Please reply soon. By the way, my IE is still Hi-jacked by res://, and keeps changing to another res:// address constantly. Please reply soon.