Ok, I have ALWAYS Had a fast startup ( I mean really fast, 10 seconds or so and everything would be loaded). Then I got a bunch of spyware.. I got Spybot, it cleared a bunch.. and couldn't clean commoname, and commoname is hard to get rid of. So I also got adaware.. it killed commoname.. so now everything on startup comes up on time EXCEPT for Norton Antivirus and Norton Internet Security. Those come up approximately 2 minutes after the startup. During these times the internet will NOT open up, though I can open ANYTHING not using internet in a flash. I have defragged, searched for problems with one button checkup, read numerous post with similar problems, but the solutions won't work for me.. My OS: Win XP Specs: 2.9 gigz, 512 RAM (not sure which kind of ram), shouldn't need to know much more than that I would think. Thanks for the help.