Hello, after coming home from college for the holidays, my computer all of a sudden started having this problem. When I got home, it wouldn't load windows because it was missing some file in the system32 folder. I just formatted and reinstalled, but now when I turn my computer on, before seeing the WindowsXP booting screen, it takes about 4-5 mins to load. After showing the motherboard/bios information my screen goes blank for about 1 min, then there is a white progress bar at the bottom that very slowly fills up (takes 4 mins), before the windows logo appears. system: p4 2.8C 1GB pc3200 WD 120 GB 7200 IDE IC7-G etc... Could this have happened because my computer was in my car for ~3 days before I got home? In subfreezing temps? The OS and games run fine, and transfer speeds seem to be the same on the Harddrive, its just the terribly long boot time... Any help would be appreaciated, thanks.