I have a customers Toshiba Satellite A100, which has a 40GB hard drive, 1GB RAM and runs a 1.4GHZ Celeron CPU.
After a normal boot up the laptop seems to freeze for upto half a minute. It will then come back and allow me to click on the start button.
Then when I open up windows (say Windows explorer), it is as though the window goes into the background and I have to click on it a few times before it becomes active or click Alt-Tab to get it back to the foreground. It is an odd issue that I have never seen before. I re-installed XP Home o the machine with all relevant drivers and it still does it. I even put another , bigger, hard drive in and installed Windows with no Toshiba drivers and it still does it.
It makes for a very frustrating session of use and sometimes freezes up to the point where I have to kill the power in order to reset.