20 seconds....that could be normal. It's the time that your XP loads all needed driver, requested services,etc...
View events to see what problems counted when start up. Having any failure when loading drives/ services will cause OS to hang/ delay in booting.
Control panel > Administrative tools > Event viewer
By the way, turn off unneccessary services/ startup programs will help to speed up booting. Do a google search will show you a lot of thing.
Start > Run > Msconfig > Startup ( / Services)
Hi I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem...when I start up my computer and my welcome promp comes up it takes exactly 20 seconds for my desktop to show up...if anyone has an answer to my problem please post it.