I recently reformatted my hard drive and installed Windows XP Pro SP1. Prior to formatting my HD, my PC was having boot problems. I received “We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully I was unable to log in and it just kept rebooting and returning the same msg.
After numerous unsuccessful attempts to restore and fix my HD, I decided to reformat my HD and install new copy of XP. I successfully installed XP Pro SP1, but boot process is very slow. It takes about 5 minutes to load personal settings, when it finally logs in; I only have the Recycle Bin on My Desktop. I then check my task manager for performance and CPU usage is sometimes 30% and just recently 100%. Not sure what’s going on. I don’t think I have a virus. I have not installed any other programs or connected to the Internet. I’m running AMD Athlon 1800+ XP and 384 MB RAM. I’ve replaced RAM from diff computer and still no diff. Not sure what else to try. Please advice.
Thanks in advance,