Windows XP gives you the impression it’s a fast booter compared to the previous versions of Windows, but it’s a bit of a cheat as a lot of the loading is simply delayed until you actually logon with your user account.
Because this simply sucks you can use TweakUI to make your system logon automatically with an account, but you’re evidently sacrificing security that way.
There’s a fix for this however, and it’s just a simple registry tweak. Sweet!
You can find out all about how that’s done here on The BrainFuel blog (through Lifehacker).
Euhm, omg, that sounds lame… ignore that ok.