I am having a frustrating time with my system. When I restart the desktop loads fine but the task bar takes about 2 minutes before the cursor changes to a pointer and the start is accessable. In the meantime I can access all areas via shortcuts from the desktop. I have now reinstalled xp in the hope of getting rid of this and deleted as many un necessary progs. It started around the time i fitted the new sound and graphics cards. SB Audigy and Geforce 4 ti4200. I have downloaded new drivers for both I also removed the playcenter and wverything else except the drivers for the sound card. any Ideas xp home 512sdram 1.4athlon Epox 8kta3pro 2 hd (1 on raid) usual other stuff.