Remove the Netgear Adapter wizard from the list of Start Up programs.
You'll have to activate it later when you want to use the internet (usually just click the icon on Taskbar or Desktop) but Windows should start quicker.
Also download a free program like Startuplist.exe or CCleaner or Easycleaner -- at least one of those removes programs which automatically run when you start Windows.
XP pro sp3, 2gb ram, Macafees security software.
My problem is that when I install the Netgear WPN311G wireless card, I get an extremely slow boot; when I powerup, the system comes up in about 15 seconds and everything looks/loads normally per bootvis including a Macafees icon on the task bar, EXCEPT for my Netgear wireless WPN311 network connection and the actual Macafees program, which begin to start at about the 2 minute mark. I can tell when it's ready to load the wireless card because they system checks the floppy drive and I can hear it, then it installs Macafees (I then see the startup banner), then the wireless card. After it's all said and done, the wireless works great and I'm at full speed. If I remove the wireless card, It boots normally at full speed.
I've: turned off all firewalls and turned off Macafees in the services menu, but no change. The events log show absolutely no issues.
In the period between my 15 second mark and the 2 minute mark when the floppy, macafees, netgear load, the screen looks normal and I can access folders, but I can't really execute any programs.
My buddy uses a netgear USB wireless and he has the same problem. Any ideas?