Originally posted by CrazeD
Uncheck everything in msconfig. If you don't know how, just go to Start -> Run, and type msconfig. Then click the "startup" tab and uncheck everything, except things you want there. Nothing checked/unchecked here will hurt the OS any, and will not screw anything up.
If you have SP2, get Microsoft Bootvis. It helped me a great deal.
Try deleting/moving excessive desktop icons. You could try defragmenting aswell.
Number one, yes i know how to disable items in msconfig(i said i did all that in my first post)
Number 2, i havent got many icons on the desktop because i dont like clutter.
Number 3, why defrag a hard drive thats had a clean wipe? windows defrag said it didnt need doing and i could see why, the line was almost solid blue.
Ive got bootvis but forgot to try that