I have had to re-format my HD and re-install XP Pro. I find that on boot-up, the system waits for me me to enter my password. As I have not set one, this is a waste of time. With my previous installation, I did not have to do this and it went straight from switch on to the desk top without any intervention. With my previous installation, I must have done something to obviate having to hit the ENTER key when the request for password came up but for the life of me, I cannot remeber what I did. Old age!!