May I apply for your kind assistance, I have ran today MS autoplay repair wizard, which successfully fixed the problem it was supposed to do, but since: 1) WinXP loading time is dramatically longer. 2) Normally, the desktop and the icons appear quite early during Windows loading sequence, but now, they appear at the last second. WinXP restore to an earlier date didn't help. I believe something during booting is corrupt and/or prevent a proper sequence, but maybe I'm wrong. Can you assist me please in this respect? Thanks Myrone D.