I have a recently installed XP Pro o/s, and I've done something to upset it. On start up, everything is normal right up to and including the desktop, when one would then begin use. However mine continues in some activity for about 2 minutes, during which no action is possible. Once this activity ceases, everything works normally. Nothing is apparent from the Event Log, although it does show that the ms services are not activated until the end of the 2 minute period. One thing it does at an early stage of the 2 minutes is to check the floppy drive, so perhaps its looking for something? Does anybody know what it is doing, and how I can stop it?