I have a laptop that takes between 3 and 5 minutes to load. It gets to the spot where it says applying computer setting and stays there for several minutes. I have run registry tools, AntiVirus tools, bot, spyware, malware tools. I have run utilities with not improvements. I am guessing it might be a profile issue, but not sure. None of the other systems in our small office have this problem. Many systems have much larger local profiles. We have increased the ram from 2gb to 4gb thinking it might be a memory issue. Still no luck.