Just formatted my machine and installed WinXp Pro. Was installing the Windows update and did SP2. Since the SP2 install, it takes a few mintues for my machine to boot up. It will just sit there for a little with a blank screen like nothing is happening. Then the white bar will appear at the bottom and take a few mintues for it to fill up. It eventually boots into windows and works fine from there. Could the SP2 update have done something. I have only installed Spybot Search & Destroy, nothing else. I haven't seen if there are any other Window updates since the SP2. Maybe there is one that fixes this issue.