^have you done any optimization yet?
here are the things that i've noticed (in my research at least) to have significant impact on loading time (EWF & bootvis are XP exlcusive... i THINK):
-setting all bos settings optimally (designating drives instead of auto-detecting, using the "quick boot" option, disabling things that aren't in use, disabling the memory check, etc...)
-using Nlite to remove unneccesary services, drivers, and files
-using bootvis to optimize bootup, then disable prefetching
-using EWF? (the logic behind this, on a regular HD, would be to prevent fragmentation, i suppose?)
-using minlogin (do this last as, i belive it disables bootvis)
this is just from my lil bit of research though, so i could full well be wrong on any number of counts. If anybody has better answers & techniques, correct me
also... this just occured to me... what kind of mobo is it?