hello, i recently built a new computer ... p4 prescott 3E Ghz, 800 mhz,1mb/L2 cache. msi motherboard. 865PE Neo2-P 1 meg pc3200 ddr400 ram win xp. same old h/d 18gig and old graphics creative labs gf3 Ti500. but computer seems to be very slow too bootup, and very slow to initally start programs. eg control panel ..after clicking into control panel the icons take a few seconds to appear.. sooo slow. ive looked for obvious things on computer but cant find nothing. ive set all bootups in bios etc to fast bootup etc , changed startup seconds from 30 secs to 5 secs , still no joy. ive also set computer for best performance. its so annoying. ps in control manager/device manager/ then COMPUTER its setting is ACPI multiprocessor pc ?? is this correct ?? and still in device manager /under processors its like it has 2 processors? Intel (r) Pentium (r) 4 CPU 3.00 then same below Intel (r) Pentium (r) 4 CPU 3.00 is this normal ?? in windows task manager there is still loads off memory left and cpu usage is very low 0 - 2 percent.. no other applications are running , no viruses, or spys etc all drivers upto date. 1, So any idea why it takes sooooo long to bootup ??? 2, and why it takes soooo long to open programs. ??? 3, is device manger settings correct eg showing multiprocessor and why is it showing 2 cpus in processors section. ??? any help would be much appreciated.