I've noticed that my computer Win XP Pro machine is taking far too long to start up, but only after the login screen. The nearest I can figure, this is due to Norton Anti-Virus starting in the background, and attempting to do an automatic live update check without an internet connection, and timing out after about 60-90 seconds or eating the CPU. I tried automating my DSL connection by putting a shortcut in the startup group, but the DSL connection was only run after the norton timeout. Running msconfig confirmed that the network shortcut came after norton in the hierarchy. Is there a way to either automate the DSL connection process using the XP dialer other than a shortcut to the startup (perhaps a registry key), or is there a way to reorder the priorities of startup tasks to happen in a particular order?