Got a friend with a Windows XP machine. Machine is a 1 year old Dell, dual core CPU, 4GB of RAM. They were complaining that it was slow so I went and took a look. It wasn't really slow after Windows had time to settle but Internet Explorer was taking a while before you're able to browse or connect to any sites. All other apps open fine right after logging into Windows but if you open IE, it just sits there saying "Connecting..." After a minute or two, IE is fine and running fast. She's got NOD32 on the machine which seems to take a while to finish loading on startup so I thought maybe that was causing the issue. There's really nothing else running at startup other than the usual suspects, video control panel, sound, etc. Any thoughts? Is NOD32 known to slow Windows at startup or slow IE while it's loading?