Who in this group, the whole PF for that matter, knows what's goin' on during a Windows XP startup? What does it take to have a real good understanding of everything that's goin' on while Windows XP starts up? I have "Autoruns" and even that is a bit complex. Can or is anyone willing to summarize for me in a short paragraph, the boot-up process for Windows XP? You know, I see what those chopper dudes see in stripping down a motorcycle to it's barest bones. That would work for me with my PC.