My laptop takes over 4minutes to boot. It stalls for 2minutes on the welcome screen. (No Harddrive activity) If I go into msconfig, turn all the services and startup's off. it doesn't help. Booting into safe mode takes 45 seconds. Booting into safe mode with networking takes 4minutes. But take a look at my boot log. You can see it stalling for 2minutes. So I am betting its like a DHCP timeout or something. I disconnected all the network drives but it didn't help.