Multiple Desktop.ini Causing Slow boot?

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TimTrew

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:confused: No, really, I look like this now. Here's why.
Since removing Grisoft AVG Antivirus, and installing Norton, my system takes a full two minutes or more to boot. I have all the windoze patches and NAV updates, and haven't found any of the prevelant viruses. I've even done as much searching as I could to check manually.
Basically screen shows the option to go to CMOS settings, then a page that goes by too fast to read, then the Windows XP home graphic, then it goes from solid black to that sort of wait-state gray, and sits there for at least a full minute and a half or more.

I think I found the problem when I checked the start-up programs and found this:

ALUAlert c:\program files\symantec\liveupdate\alunotify.exe
NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
HKU\S-1-5-18\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

ALUAlert c:\program files\symantec\liveupdate\alunotify.exe
.DEFAULT
HKU\.DEFAULT\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

CapFax c:\program files\phonetools\capfax.exe
All Users
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

GWMDMpi c:\winnt\gwmdmpi.exe (Gateway modem crap)
All Users
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Hot Key Kbd 9910 Daemon
sk9910dm.exe (Gateway keyboard crap)
All Users
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

IgfxTray c:\winnt\system32\igfxtray.exe
All Users
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Iomega Drive Icons
C:\programfiles\utils\iomega\driveicons\imgicon.exe
All Users
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
(That's right, I still have a 100mb parallel port zip drive. don't laugh)

Lotus QuickStart.lnk c:\lotus\wordpro\ltsstart.exe
All Users Common Startup
Lotus SmartSuite 97 Registration.lnk disabled

ccApp
"c:\program files\common files\symantec shared\ccapp.exe"
All Users
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

*Now we get to the fun part*
desktop desktop.ini
NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM Startup
desktop desktop.ini
TREW\Owner Startup
desktop desktop.ini
.DEFAULT Startup
desktop desktop.ini
All Users Common Startup

My guess is that it takes a good long while to load four desktops.
I did remove some obviously bad registry edits, but now I'm at the point where I don't what to do.
I ran Hijack and the log file is attached.

I know I'm probably providing someone with enough information to hijack my box and flee to Tahiti, but heck, after dealing with this for days, just bring me along.
Seriously, any thoughts would be appreciated.
 

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