Yes, a nice picture. The mouse arrow appears. Anyway, I wait...and wait...and wait. After 5 mins, the icons FINALLY show up. Everything is normal.
But those 5 mins of starting up MAY have started to happen after
A. I downloaded an upgrade from Microsoft for my Intel 82845G/GL/GE/PE/PV Graphics Controller 64 MB graphics card.
B. Installed Windows XP Service Pack (not sure if it actualy installed or not, how can I find that out?)
C. Security IGuard somehow appeared (but I already prevented it from loading on system startup).
I need some help. I only have a few running processes when I load up Windows XP. I need this fixed by tonight. ASAP! Thank you...