I know this will sound odd but I was working on a PC running XP Home that on startup only ran about 15 services, unlike the couple or dozen or more on a clean system. Well, after trying various things I formatted the drive and reinstalled Windows. However, I used not only a different disk but a different version of XP, namely XP Pro but the system still starts up with the same 15 programs running in Task Manager.
Where do I go from here? Some of the missing services seem to relate to networking but the system info is also missing.
I am baffled...