I have XP Pro and after I start up my desk top freezes.I can ctl+alt+del and get task manager, then close task manager and every thing is fine but it is a pain to do that every time! PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Are you sure it's not just taking a while to finish loading all the services? If Workstation is enabled that can take a couple of moments to load and everything else waits for it. Are you on a network?
Otherwise, disable all the services you can, check to make sure there are no programs starting you aren't aware of, and see if that helps.
then it does sound like you are hitting that prior to everything loading up. If you have a lot loading up at startup, try removing some of it. Go to msconfig and under startup, stop the things that arent really needed upon startup.
I had a problem with start up after the welcome screen a few times and it seems Style XP was causing all my hang ups. Since removing the software no more hang ups. Just an idea as Style XP seems to work for a lot of other people.
I can't help, but i have got the same problem. When i startup it takes years to get the main screen. When i hit ctrl+alt+del it popes to the main screen, but i only did this because i waited for 4 minutes and that is much too long. Very strange because a little while ago it was perfect, i don't know what i changes......