Okay, for starters PLEASE don't post the generic spyware/adware links, they're useless to me. Also, I am virus/trojan/any-other-ilk free. Now:
When I start/restart my PC, after XP (pro SP1 _All Patches and updates) it loads fine, through the standard xp screen and the welcome. After that, my desktop pic shows, but it takes about 30 seconds for my actualy explorer to load. In this time, my PC seems to be doing nothing, no HDD activity, no removable storage searching, just sitting there. It's not that big of a deal, but it didn't always do this. It's no dumping physical memory either. Anyone that solves this for me would be greatly appreciated.