Can not communicate with windows terminal services

Just installed CFP (2.4.x) on a Windows XP Laptop and I’m getting a LOT of system instability. At startup, it may take up to 60 seconds before the system responds to any keyboard/mouse activity. Subsequent mouse clicks take 10-20 seconds before the system responds.

Also, I sometimes get a Comodo Firewall message:
Can not communicate with windows terminal services.