Did you reinstall all drivers including motherboard after starting fresh? Check that all RAM installed is displayed. Check that DMA is enabled on your hard drive controller. Look at the properties sheet for your hard drive to see that write caching is enabled. Check that you have a page file enabled and properly size configured.
recently I had to reinstall xp home. i have 1 gig ram and 80 gig hd. Whenever i want to open either windows explorer or just clik on My computer, the site appears with a very slow flashlight searching. It takes about a minute or so. I find this annoying. In the past whenever i tried to open MC or explorer, the drives would open up immediately...does anyone know why I keep getting this flashlight stigma and how to get to open MC or WE normally again?