A couple of days ago it occurred to me that my recently built computer was taking longer to boot and reach the desktop than it did a couple of months ago. I have continuously been adding software as I need it but don't think I have that much added out of the ordinary. The bigger programs are Adobe PS CS4, MS Home & Student 2010, Acdsee Pro 5, Firefox, and so on. My question is this, does 114 seconds sound like a long time to boot to the desktop or does this sound about normal for an HDD system? Should I be looking to fix something or are others experiencing this amount of boot time? This 114 second figure is from the event viewer 'BootTime', it actually takes it longer than that if you count the time it takes to load the gadgets, but I won't hold that against it. If interested my system is listed in my signature. Thanks to anyone responding.