Hopefully someone can give me some pointers on what is happening to my laptop. Let me give some history.... I have a pretty juicy Dell Inspiron, not overly souped up, but decent. I have been kind of paraniod about all the viruses and such out there, so upon the advice of my father-in-law, I have installed several anti-spyware programs. These are: Spybot S&D, Spywareblaster, Ad-aware and Spyguard (overkill?). Also, Win-patrol, Norton Antivirus subsription. I am on wireless broadband, and was told that there is a firewall at our router we had installed in our house. Alright, I am probably over doing it. If so, please tell me. So, I recently downloaded the MS service pack II, as instructed by the little update messages that you get. It seesm that ever since I installed SP II, my computer is doing very strange things. I am locking up almost every session, requiring a restart of the system. Also, web pages will load fragmented and "hang up" before fully loading. It seems my system is running much slower now. Just lots of llittle things that make me think that SP II did this. Do you all have any suggestions on troubleshooting? I tried to do a System Restore, and I haven't created any restore points lately, I couldn't find one to successfully restore the system. I am very frustrated. I have run vurus checks, bot checks, adware checks, and nothing identified. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance..... MDT Wanna kill these ads? We can help!