Ok, here's one for ya. IBM thinkpad t43p, running XP. Recently
started taking literally over 5 minutes to boot up. Sits at a black
background w/ the mouse on the screen for most of the time, then gets
to the desktop.

Everything I've read & remember about this symptom points to the
wireless card. I've got the wireless nic as well as the nic disabled
in the bios, but has not helped it at all.

Any ideas, other than the usuall fdisk, etc, etc?