A few weeks ago we wrote a part about Vista that took unusually long to boot. Now we think we know the answer and luckily it’s not vista related.
You can still blame Microsoft as Desktop search 3.01 slows the machine on the first boot after a while, simply as it wants to scan what is new on your hard drive.
We experienced the same slow down and endless hard drive activity on the XP based machine and once we deinstalled Windows Desktop search 3.01 the problem was gone.
Vista might take a while to boot