Hi, A friend of mine's desktop running XP is taking (so he says) around a staggering 10 minutes to fully boot into Windows! When it finally gets there, there are errors with just about any application he tries to run. Clicks on Outlook Express, and a different program opens. His web browser barely loads at all. He gets low memory error messages, and well, the lists just goes on. He has run Avast and it came up clean. Ran Spybot and just had a couple of bits of adware; which have now been deleted, but still no difference! I told him to run scandisk and see if it throws up any errors and also run Memtest, as it could be a memory related problem. Any additional thoughts on the problem would be appreciated. Thanks in advance, David.