Barry, This is not a typical problem with SP2. I tried doing a little research on this and the only thing I could come up with is that it is likely to be spyware related. Are you up on your spyware control? What steps do you use to keep your system clean of spyware? Spider http://web.tampabay.rr.com/spider1 http://spider1.blogspot.com/ http://erablog.net/blogs/Spider1/ -----Original Message----- From: 24hoursupport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:24hoursupport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Barry Cornford Sent: Monday, September 20, 2004 10:16 PM To: 24Hour Help Subject: [24hoursupport] Windows XP SP2 Has any one come across this one? Windows XP Home Edition Since installing SP2 (Service Pack 2) Windows Explorer takes about 1 1/2 minutes to launch It does not matter how you decide to open it the result is always the same. Once it has opened it behaves normally. It is just painfully slow to open For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.