Here's what happens:
- The computer goes through the primary diagnostics and XP screen in normal time.
- By the time this completes, things slow down. Now, I see a black screen for about 3 minutes.
- Now we get to the Welcome screen for about five or more minutes. After four, you will hear the "Windows startup music."
- When we finally get past the Welcome screen, we stare at a black screen for another moment or two.
- Finally the desktop will appear, and the programs are loaded within seconds.