This issue has been bugging me for AGES, and i've finally had it with it.
When my PC starts up, the Windows XP logo comes up, with that blue scroll bar at the bottom? Yeah, well right at the very beginning of that the screen sort of 'sticks' and then carries on loading XP. It's very annoying and everytime I see the need to format windows and re-install it, it will do it again! Not right after the install but perhaps after i install SP2 or an anti-virus or something.
If i have an anti-virus running would that be the cause? PC's at work don't do it, neither does my sister's PC.