I have a Dell PIII/1.6 desktop w/128 MB of RAM with XP. This is the slowest computer I have ever seen. While troubleshhooting it, I've shut down background programs, disabled page filing, swapped memory, and even reformated and reinstalled XP. The clean reinstall of XP took 4 days to complete. I even tried a new processor and changed hard drive cables (grasping at straws). I've got a Compaq Laptop running the same way. Any help would be greatly appreciated.