Over the past few months I have been having a couple of problems with my 'wonderful' XP operating system. The Windows loading screen prior to the logon screen often loads for minutes, my HDD LED goes off and the loading bar still goes, and goes, and goes. Eventually it does proceed to the logon screen but there is no way it should take that long. This is a completely random happening, there is no knowing if it will happen or if it will load properly. Second problem is that when I do eventually log on, every now and then, my taskbar will not load anything, when I hover over it I will get the loading cursor, no icons will appear in the taskbar, however, the applications that are configured to run on startup all start fine. Any help in this matter would be much appreciated.