Phoenix says its new technology, HyperSpace, will offer mobile PC users the ability to instantly fire up their most used apps -- things like e-mail, web browsers and various media players -- without using Windows, simply by pressing the F4 button.
source: Wired Magazine
I know this feeling. I try to keep boot times down by using wincfg, but programs like Quick Time, MSN Messenger, and a couple others just routinely set themselves to start at bootup no matter what setting I select. That slows everything down and just pisses me off.