I upgraded from Win2k to XP Pro a few weeks ago. I have the full version but didn't do a clean install, just the upgrade so I wouldn't have to back up all my programs and files. However, whenever I reboot the computer, it takes several minutes. I get the boot up screen and then a black screen before I finally get my desktop. This ususally takes a while, but today it took about 10-15 minutes! I tried to boot up several times before I decided to wait and not do anything, thus I found out it only took 15 minutes or so.
Right before I can go to my desktop I get a window saying my system does not have a paging file. Could this be causing my problem? I could swear I set the paging file before, but maybe I didn't save it. I think I'm about ready to back up necessary files and then do a full install. I'm afraid to shut my computer down again without doing this. I have an Athlon 1.3gig with 512mb of ram. Any ideas?