|I had this problem. It took me 18 hours to install a new version of XP. I did not want to stop in the middle of an install, so I kept at it!!|
When I finished the install, I wnet into SETUP by using F1 during the boot up and then checked the setup options. MY CPU OPTION WAS SET TO COMPATIBILITY MODE!!
I changed that to NORMAL, did the save and exit and that fixed the problem!!
I do not know why it was set to COMPATIBILITY MODE.
If the processor is running very very very slow, check the CPU option during setup!