I wouldnt take much notice of all these "experts" Definition of expert is; ex = something that has been and spurt is a drip under pressure. Try; clic on START/RUN (TYPE IN BOX) msconfig, box will apear, clic on 'startup' tab. Untick everything except 'systray' It will prompt you to re start. I have Norton system works installed and run that every so often, it tends to sort most probs out. It sounds like you have far too much stuff starting when you turn comp on. Good luck!