I am going to sign off for tonight I will be back about 2000hrs.
Before I go do this please.
1. Click the Safety button on the IE8 screen, top right next to Tools.
Click Delete browsing history. Ensure that Passwords is NOT checked.
Delete Temp Internet Files, Cookies and Browsing History. ESPECIALLY IF YOU have not done it recently since your reinstall.
2. Go back to msconfig and disable on Startup
Adobe Reader Speed Launch
HP Digital Imaging Monitor
HP Photosmart Premier Fast Start
Logitech . Product Registration
Whilst in msconfig click the Services tab and click to check the box "Hide all Microsoft Services".
The click to uncheck ANY of the above and any others that you KNOW you do NOT need running automatically.
Click of course to Apply on both and then OK
You will when you restart receive a message that start up configuration has been changed with an option NOT to show that message again. Click to check that box.
You may be surprised at how more smmothly XP loads and shuts down.
Edited by Macboatmaster, 22 June 2010 - 06:03 PM.