Hey guys, (Bear in mind - I do not use the welcome screen) I got some spyware crap, deleted it all (so I thought). Now, once XP has started up, the screen "Starting up..." stays there, with little or no HD activity, but the computer does not freeze. I attempted to combat this by doing a full system repair using the XP CD, but the problem is still there. However, the system does boot when I use safe mode with command prompt, (and from the command prompt log into explorer). Safe mode (with command prompt) has the same problem as the normal startup, leading me into a brick wall. Using msconfig I selected a diagnostic startup, hoping that it would change something but to no avail. Any suggestions? Ideas?