[follow-up set to appropriate XP groups]
A good question for an XP group, I'm not sure why you would ask this in a
General causes for things like that (slow startup, errors opening files,
gpf's) are malware and viruses. I would suggest you set about cleaning the
system from Safe mode using an updated antivirus program and spyware removal
software like AdawareSE.
Best of Luck,
Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
"PJK" <PJK@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> my system has slowed dramaticaly on start up using XP professional - I
> receive a message as follows; unable to open the filke D:\CDManifest.dat -
> How can I resolve this.