Hi, Ive recently installed XP Pro, and it takes around 3:30 minutes to boot up. Ive looked up all the other posts in this forum about the problem but none have helped me. What happens is, it gets to the XP loading screen, and the scrolling bar pauses about every 30 seconds and after about 3:20 minutes the lights light up on my usb modem, USB MIDI interface and scsi burner, and my CD rom drive starts spinning then it boots up. My system is AMD Athlon 1.3 GHz Asus A7M 266 Motherboard 512 MB Crucial Technology P133 SDRAM 30 GB IMB Deskstar hard drive Asus 7700 series Geforce 2 GTS Creative Labs soundblaster Live Platinum Adaptec SCSI card (forgot which model no) Yamaha CRW 8824 burner (SCSI) Asus 50speed CR ROM Acatel Speedtouch ADSL modem (USB) Steinberg MIDEX 8 MIDI interface (UBS) I tried BootVis but that didnt speed up the boot time either. So if anyone can help ill be extremely grateful, Thanks in advance!!!!