System is a desktop with Asus p6T motherboard, i7 920 overclocked to 4GHz, 6GB of DDR3 memory running at a bit over 1520 MHz, 250GB Seagate SATA II drive for O/S, 4-1TB Seagate SATA II drives, DVD burner, a couple external drives and so on........ O/S is Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Boot time: Turn on to Windows logo (the dancing blobs)? 29 seconds Turn to Log in - 88 seconds Login password to desktop - 32 seconds This seems EXTREMELY slow to me, especially since the laptop running a slower i7 720 with virtually the same programs installed boots MUCH faster..... But, of course, it only has a couple 500GB drives... I've been through the tips, tweaks and so on. I've run disk cleanup and cleaned up what I can I've run the recommended services cleanup and shut down services I'm not using I've run msconfig and shut off everything at startup that I don't need I've got the system set to automatically do a full defrag on all disks weekly Performance once booted isn't bad, but depending on what I'm doing I randomly get slowdowns that when looking in the Task Manager don't show anything interesting for CPU usage or extraordinary memory usage (of course, since I'm running Photoshop CS5 and Lightroom my version of "extraordinary" may be skewed since these two programs routinely use 4-5 GB of memory).. SO, anybody got any ideas what else I should be doing to find bottlenecks and improve performance? Is there a way to get the timing for everything that's happening during boot time? So I can see if there's a specific thing that's taking a lot of time?