I am running MS XP SP2 on a Dell Workstation 690. I have 4 GB RAM and 2 Quad Processors.
I am interested in being able to view the activities going on during the last stages of the boot process that occurs after the Windows Screen and up and running and it appears that most programs (virus protect, etc) are already running.
What happens is that although the Windows screen w/ background, icons is already displayed and all the programs that load during the boot process have been loaded the computer continues in some activities that last about another 4 minutes and almost completely prevent any programs from being run. I would like to be able to view not only the processes that are using a % of CPU but also see what related programs or activities are related to these activities.
I hope this will help me understand what is adding on to an already long boot process and that I can decide if these activities and related programs are really something I want loaded during the boot process.