I have 2 xp pro machine and a win2k pro machine running on a usb kvm switch. On the newest xp machine it was very difficult to get the switch drivers to install correctly, had to remove them and try different bios settings. But now that it works, the pc takes like 5 minutes to start up. I get to stare at the windows logo with the scrolling progress bar thing forever.
I checked boot.ini and there is nothing odd in it. Also checked autoexec.bat, nothing at all in there.
All services are disabled that I normally disable.