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Recently when using IE, I have noticed that I can't type in search bars or highlight any text. I just downloaded Firefox and thought nothing of it.

Earlier today, I went to change my Windows password. I noticed that I couldn't type it anything to change it. I get no blinkey-text-line thing. :whistling:

But when typing in my password to log on, it works perfectly fine.

Any help would be appreciated.
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I fixed it by repairing my Windows, but now I seem to have an extrememly long wait when it says "Windows is starting up."
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Do you have a home network where there is a central router (either wired or wireless)? If not, your computer may be trying to get an IP address (an address that sort of identifies your computer on a network of computers) and waiting until a specific time to get one from the router. When the time is up, it assigns itself one since there is no router to do it.

If not, try checking which programs are running at startup. You can do this by going to Start | Run and type msconfig. Go to the startup tab and see what is listed there.

Also, you said that you performed a Repair on XP. Did you reinstall all updates? If SP2 is one of them, please remember to make sure that your computer is completely free of malware first.
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I am connected to a wired router, and I just realized that I am not fully updated, and I am doing so now.

Thanks :whistling:
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Does the router assign IP addresses? You can check by typing in it's IP address in the address bar of your browser (probably 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1) and looking through the options to see its DHCP settings. If it is on, then you are OK. If not, then it may be the cause.

Good luck with the updates! :whistling:
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