After upgrading to xp pro from 98se I'm finding very long delays when opning programs. It's always the first program i open after xp loads. i.e. if i click on the the ie icon nothing happens for a bout 3 to 5 minutes. my system stays idle and than after 3 minutes or so, the hd led will blink every other second and about a minute later the broswer will open. Durning the wait I know the system isn't frozen cause i can still have control of the mouse icon. Once i get over this hump things run pretty smoothly. The question is ... is this caused by XP? or something else? please help.