I have a bare bones compaq/hp wana be a clone with windows xp home edition, sp2 and all updates according to msw website. It runs as well as can be expected, no locking, errors, and is as clean as i can possibly get it. the problem i have is, intermittenly when i attempt to login, i click on my user name and get the window to input my password and i get no blinking cursor to type. i click on another user and it is the same, window to input password but cant type. i usually would restart the comp and then i could input my password and login. i can login as well if i press cont+alt+del and get to the alternative login screen. i havnt been to concerned with this until my other computer on my home network started doing the same thing. in addition, there are times i type my password and login, getting the "loading your personal settings" message only to be returned to re-input my password. i dont login as sysadmin and this is not isolated to just one user. In the old days i would have un-compaqded/hped this computer along time ago, but the system did not come with os cd, only the recovery discs. What do you think?