I recently built a new computer and had some trouble concerning BSODs because of faulty RAM. However, now I've replaced the RAM and the system runs smoothly. The problem is even though the computer recognizes the RAM sticks(512MB and 128MB), when I try to shut down the computer it shows the hour glass and takes a while before it will give me the shut down menu screen. The happens at random times because sometimes it will shut down without delay, but when it starts to show that hourglass, I know its going to at least take 5-6 minutes before the menu appears. I'm running Xp Home edition SP2, the RAM sizes stated above, 1.8GHz AMD processor, and I've checked for updates on the drivers but everything is up to date. Any idea what could be going on? Oh, and one last thing is that if it starts to show the hourglass and take a while, I can go to task manager and shut down the computer without a problem. Any help would be appreciated.