I ran Registry First Aid and get rid of some auto start programs. I knew what each program was and nothing was crucial to the system operation.
After First Aid got rid of the autostart programs, I had to restart the computer. But, when I restart I hit a snag. It goes to the bootscreen, then the login/welcome screen. Then it shows my background image and nothing else.-----let me revise that.....it just popped up. So Im good to go as for getting the computer to start. But now for whatever reason, it takes probably 3 or 4 minutes for the pc to get to the desktop on startup. It just sits......with my background image and nothing else showing. If i try to restart while its in the middle of this process, it gives me "explorer is not responding" and the end program message. So obviously I've jacked something up there.
Any ideas? And was all of my rambling clear enough?
System is a Pentium 4 2.8ghz on XP