Originally Posted by Warez Monster
disable everything except your antivirus and firewall if you have one
This is the reason you are a ~post whore~. You just told the OP to do what he already said he wants to do, but you didn't say how to do it.
Now, here's how you do it:
Click Start -> Run. In the "open" box, type msconfig
in the msconfig window click the Startup tab. Go through and uncheck everything you don't want loaded at startup. When you restart your computer a warning window will come up saying something like that you're doing an abnormal startup and there will be a box you can uncheck if you don't want this warning to come up every time.