Just installed CFP and looks like a decent bit of software except for the very slow startup time.
Seems to boot up pretty much as normal to the Welcome logon screen. Try to logon as any of the users can take forever.
The login jingle is as normal and then XP does nothing often for 3+ mins. Eventually the hourglass appears, but more than once I’ve had to hit the reset button. Once the hourglass appears then things appear to behave as normal.
If I uninstall CFP and switch to a different firewall, then XP starts up as normal (<10 secs from welcome screen to logon).
During startup the log indicated that CFP appeared to be blocking IGMP access to 18.104.22.168 (www.iana.org). Allowing access didn’t really help.
Check Event Viewer. Is the system logging any events which are prefixed with a white X inside a red circle in the “System” submenu? Double click any you find to get more details.
To open Event Viewer, go to Start → Run, type: eventvwr.msc and click OK.