As I sit here trying to put this in writing, barely audible music is coming from some where inside my computer. When the hd is really working its heart out, twixt the clicking and crackling, and high pitched whine, words can be discerned, then a sentence, a phrase. When the hd sits guietly spinning, music emenates from somewhere inside that metal box. Right now Tennessee Ernie Ford is singing about digging 16tons of coal. So far none of the highly acclaimed virusware, malware, spyware, software detects anything bogus. CPU usage is relatively, constantly high at 60-70 %. Frequent crashes of the kernel32.dll, shell.dll, explorer.exe, dll's trying to access non existant memory locations .......... Many of,alot of Windows system drivers have a question mark for their creation date. I have replaced several with updated versions. Success was short lived as they to soon became corrupted or something. Reinstalling Windows 98 SE from CD in DOS lasted about a week, then yesterday I was hearing voices again., and music. I am at wits end. Now I can hear the Mama's and Papa's singing about singing in the rain. Help meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. Please. HJT is available but shows nothing unusual. Any ideas? Ps Right clicking context menu, desk top, explorer window, really bad news. even though the registry has no policy restrictions emplaced. I am at your mercy.