Hi everyone ... it's dummy time again. Am new to the forum and I'm sure this has come up before, but I would be interested in whether it's necessary to endure the above message during start up of XP or whether it can be cured/over-ridden? My particular screen when this happens is probably the same as everyone else's inasmuch that it's a blue screen with the XP logo, then 'Please Wait' appears followed by increasing lines of white dots until it finally kicks in to opening. Mine (at the moment) only goes to one and a half lines before stopping but it still adds a couple of unnecessary minutes to the boot-up. Can anyone shed some light please?