I have a Windows 7 Professional workstation that takes about ~3 full minutes to boot from cold. The CPU runs nice and low throughout the boot, but the disks are being battered. Resource Monitor suggests that 'services.exe' within C:\Windows\System32\ is to blame.
I have run virus checks and run 'msconfig' to clear the startup, but with no luck. What is services doing that is taking so long?
Some Googling revealed a possible virus/trojan – but I'm not quite willing to jump to that conclusion quite yet.
Help and suggestions appreciated.