Yeah, the long boot sounds like you have a ton of crud in there -- that can affect browsing as well regardless of your Internet speed. At a minimum run something like Spybot and Ad-Aware to clean out the worst of it. If you have Symantec or McAfee antivirus, consider dumping it for something leaner like NOD32.
Originally Posted by lar
"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." -- Samuel Adams