Well, my computer has decided that taking over a half-hour to boot would be a good idea. I know I have a lot of crap on my old system, but an 8 minute bootup was the norm. I am running an old 866 P4 with 256 megs of ram and a 64 meg Nvidia video card using XP Pro for an operating system. Zone Alarm and ICQ seem to want to restart a few times before the computer finally boots up. Even after the computer gets up-and-running, it's extremely slow. It may take a minute to open up My Computer, for example. The weird thing is that Windows Task Manager doesn't show much processor usage (usually Task Manager itself is the biggest user). I've cleaned up the hard-drive, run two anti-virus programs, run Spy-bot, SpywareBlaster, and Adaware. I even did a System Restore to 2 weeks ago. Nothing seems to have helped. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.