XP home edition had been running well. Now, when xp gets to the startup screen all my progrms load ok, but a dos screen with the name c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe pops up for about 4 seconds then disapears. Then another 2 seconds pass and it pops up again for 2 seconds then disapears and never comes back. This happens every time the computer is restarted. Lately my computer seems to be getting slower and I don't know if this is affecting it. Under applications, nothing is running after the dos screen diapears, but under procesess, I don't know what should be there, so I don't know if it is adding anything and slowing down the computer. What is this dos screen??? How can I get rid of it? If I can't get rid of it, how can I find out what processes should be running right at startup to see if it is adding anything. But really, I just want to get rid of that anoying c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe dos sceen. By the way I even tried reinstaling the os system over my existing one to see if it would get rid of it. All my programs and files were still there and unfortunetly the dos sceen also came back. Xp still seems slow also.