Could be your HD, but more likely all the programs and services you have starting up.
Go to Start Menu, then click Run. Type Msconfig, and go to the startup tab. Unclick anything you dont need running when windows first starts. you can also go to run, and type services.msc for a list of services you can stop. But I wouldn't mess with anything in there unless you know what you are doing.
I know what you mean, I would try what I previously recommended. You could also Defragment your harddrive to see if that helps. Actually you should defrag it once a month anyways. To defrag, double click "my computer", then right click your Hard drive, select properties. Then click the tools tab.
Then you can defragment.
my computer used to take forever to get from the windows loading bar screen to the login screen and after a lot of investigating leading to a reformat, i found out it was my sound card driver that was causing the problem. appearantly it isnt compatable with my version of windows or something so i just uninstalled the driver and took out the card and am using onboard sound now. I have the Turtle Beach Riveara sound card, might wanna check out some of your drivers and see if there are any compatability issues there.
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