Can you run msconfig and see what script is trying to run at startup?
P.S. it is really none of my business, but you know that Windows XP-SP2 is no longer a supported OS?
I found the following Adobe-related applications in the startup tab when I ran msconfig:
Unchecking their boxes did not solve the problem. Abobe Reader 9.3.3 still installs itself upon every startup, making startup last a full 6 minutes.
Are there any other suggestions about how to fix this?
P.S. When I look in Add/Remove Programs within the control panel, I see that I have Adobe Acrobat 9 (v. 9.0.0), Acrobat.com (v. 220.127.116.11), and something that labels itself Adobe Reader 9.3.2, but it is actually version 9.3.3.
Do you have anything added to the following in relations to Adobe Reader:
If so then just delete the key (back-up your registry before making changes to it) and see if the notiifcation goes away after you reboot.