I have a system running Windows XP. I've never had a computer do this to me, but what is happening is that it boots up ok and everything visibly looks ok, but when I go to click on an icon, it takes forever to load a program or open a folder, etc. Even if I go to open a task manager it takes forever (< 1 minute). I thought it may be an issue with the graphics card, so I pulled that, but that wasn't it. It runs fine in safe mode, so I'm not sure what that means. Task manager is showing that nothing is taking up CPU time.