If you have tons of stuff running at the same time (how many icons are in the tray at the bottom right corner of your screen?) than you might have too much stuff running at the same time. Your computer doesn't appear to be terribly fast, so running tons of software at startup might be bogging it down.
It might not be SP3, it might just have exacerbated an existing problem.
It takes about 60 seconds from boot up till my desk top comes alive. Normal and good.However it takes another 70 seconds for my ddesk-top icons to start appearing.t started when I installed SP3.unstalled SP3.went back to SP2, Still the same. Reinstalled SP3 again, still the same.I have Compaq Presario with microsoft windows home,model S5200NX,SP3, IE7