Originally posted by Law
Your computer would literally stay at the login screen for a couple of minute before it loads the desktop? Slow like that or slow loading all the computer program listed in the tray icon? I would suspect that the settings on ZA are too high, therefore probably causing a lot of program not to have legitimate access. What version of ZA is this? If this is the one that comes with spyware protection and anti-virus protection than that's probably one of the reason for slow startup.
yes it stays at the welcome screen forever and this is security suite 6.5.722.000 so it does have the anti virus and spyware. the problem with this theory is before i formatted it wasnt this slow im thinking that it could be this particular version of zone alarm cant find anyone with this problem though.
EDIT: also Eric's suggestion i tried but ZA when it was installed automaticaly disabled it.