I have a P3 700MHz with 384mb ram and 140GB storage with a GeForce4 Ti4600. I recently did a clean install of XP. Odd thing is when it loads the background, startmenu, system tray, etc....the icons take a good 2 mins or so to show up. Any ideas how to fix that? I've tried using Bootvis and NTFS reg update and several tweak techniques.....nothing helped. I know its not the speed of the machine because I used to have XP on this machine before I formatted and it ran fast with no delays such as this... any suggestions will be helpful. Thanx.