I'm sure there were loads of threads with this sort of title a few years ago, but I couldn't find anything similar to my problem after searching several threads. I got a new OCZ Vertex 2 SSD for my old rig and did a fresh XP home install. After getting to the desktop, everything is super whizzy. However, at some point during the installation of drivers or the multitudes of XP updates, XP now stays on the loading screen (the one with the horizonal moving bar) for about 1 minute before I get to the welcome screen. It was faster than this on my old messy XP install on my old HD. I have an Athlon X2, MSI Platinum nForce 4 SLI motherboard, 3GB RAM, Radeon HD 4850, 2 other standard HDs and 2 optical drives. I've got a 480W Tagan PSU too. I remember something similar happening once after updating the nForce 4 drivers years ago, but I think uninstalling them and trying a diffrent version helped. I'm currently using the latest version from the nVidia website - I originally installed the ones from the MSI site, but the nVidia ones looked newer so tried those. However, no change. Any ideas? It's annoying that fitting an SSD has actually slowed down my boot time!