On Win XP pro w/ latest upgrades 1.5 Gig memory Painless install, however real slooooow boots: Splash screen appears, disappears in normal fashion. Mach. then hangs for over a full minute, finally resulting in everything loading with a totally black NOD icon in taskbar. Very strange. All NOD processes seem to be running and program operates fine. Should I quit the process and restart, icon reappears normally. Uninstall / reinstall. Same thing...takes forever to start. Uninstall / reinstall again (this time thoroughly purging registry of all obvious Eset ref.s) No change. Read Blackspear's advice regarding Winsock repair. Seemed to cure the issue, but reinstall of the TCP/IP protocol yielded original problem. Uninstall / reinstall again w/ registry purge, thinking that (like some AVs) it didn't like an install on D drive, and would prefer C drive install. Reinstall on C, no change. Another Winsock repair, no change. I hope somebody here has a clue of what I should look at next.