Due to space issues on my 'C' drive, where I keep my XP OS, I re-installed and partitioned my HD, as I have done before, but taking some Gb from D and adding it to C. I have now done three installations of XP, each time with the same problem. The first being the main re-install and format of C and D, the second being only on the C drive and the third being another complete re-install and format of C and D. Anyway, on each of these attempts I thought everything was going fine, gave the computer a few minutes to fire up and give all the icons, programs, internet and widgets time to sort themselves. However, when I went to use a program, Start menu, icon, pretty much anything I've tried it takes ages to respond, if at all, since I'll probably end up hitting the reset button. The only reason I'm able to get on this website is because the first thing I did was hit the Firefox icon before everything was sorted and loaded on my desktop. It would seem that after two or three minutes, during that load time, things do work i.e. Firefox. However, if I leave the computer alone and come back to it in 5 or 10 minutes time then I can expect all facets of the computer to be unresponsive, mega slow to function or just hang on screen - plenty of hourglass action going on. Any ideas? Tom.