The only other thing I might add is, open the services management console
type services.msc into the search box and hit enter
scroll down to IP Helper and double click it
set the startup type to manual and reboot
see if that helps at all.
I think it might be good to point out that I still get this lag even after putting the laptop in sleep mode and logging back on. From powering it back up from sleep, everything is instantaneous, as far as logging on goes - then after a few seconds of being back on the desktop the lag kicks in for a few minutes, then everything is ship shape. Maybe it's not down to startup at all?
Likewise I too have been experiencing this issue. I've seen this happen even after performing clean OS installs, latest drivers, latest BIOS, latest updates, etc. Very annoying. Was going to linux until I kept having problems attaching my network printer. Seriously though, this is getting really annoying.
As I said, it still occurs after awakening the computer from sleep mode, which may mean it's nothing to do with startup processes.
I'm also unable to perform a successful System Restore. When shutting down, SR runs and I get the message "System Restore is complete." after it's done it's loading, and then on booting back up to the desktop I get an error message saying it couldn't transfer a file (not always the same one).
I'm all out of ideas. I've tried a repair disk and the only thing I can think of is disabling Windows processes, and I don't much like the idea of that.
Well I've cracked it! It was in the services (see the original starting post, now edited).
I'm not out of the woods yet. Does anyone have a list of critically advised services for an operational Windows? I've enabled Themes, Desktop Management and Networking so far, but I'm still lacking things like troubleshooting and System Restore. Is there a list of processes I should enable without all the crap?
I haven't tried this after disabling the services, but System Restore seems to be at fault. As mentioned in an earlier post: "When shutting down, SR runs and I get the message "System Restore is complete." after it's done it's loading, and then on booting back up to the desktop I get an error message saying it couldn't transfer a file (not always the same one)."