Ok so I used to have: <Mobo= MSI K8N Neo4-f, Cpu= AMD Athlon 64 2.0ghz, Ram= 1gig DDR> last week I bought the upgrades: <Mobo= ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe, Cpu= AMD Athlon 64 X2 2.6ghz, Ram= 4gigs of DDR2> With both set-ups I had a WD Raptor 10k rpm hard drive with windows XP loaded on it. with the previous set up I would start up my computer and it would load to my log in, in under 8 seconds. with the new set up, it takes more than 25 minutes and the loading bar on the loading screen is slower. I haven't installed anything that could cause a virus so im not sure what could be doing this. on a side note.. my cdr/dvdr drives haven't been working either. it acts like it can read them and it will eject the trays from inside windows, but yet when I put a disk in, it cannot read it. so with this said.. I havent been able to install any mobo drivers other than my chipset and audio drivers which I managed to get off of a flash drive and my laptop. could this be causing both issues? anyone have any suggestions for either of these problems?