My PC takes about 4 minutes to boot! I have tried everything possible including running xbootmgr -trace boot -prepSystem -verboseReadyBoot. Win XP never gave me the headaches I have experienced with Win7. This OS is very unstable and very sensitive to hardware specs. I remember I could not install Win7 until I changed a SATA cable while XP installed on the same machine without worries. It really pisses me off to have to wait so long for Win 7 to boot. I have no malware and no infections whatsoever. I certainly never use Registry cleaners simply because one registry cleaner destroyed a previous OS on another machine and I had to reinstall the OS. Microsoft cannot solve my problem. I know 7 people whose Win 7 takes more than 3 minutes to boot? OH I MISS THE GOOD OLD DAYS OF WIN 2000.