On either powering up or on restart, my computer will freeze at the very beginning of the Windows XP splash page, when the screen is just starting to brighten. So I end up just barely being able to make out the page, all in gray. Nothing happens for about 25 minutes (I've been through this many times and these times are pretty consistent), at which point it finally brightens, the colors fill in and then it freezes again, with the blue bars in the center unmoving for another about 9 minutes, after which the reboot continues normally and I finally get my computer back. All told, I have a consistent 30 to 35 minute wait to reboot. Does anyone have any suggestions? I'm about ready to toss this thing out the window.