I really have no idea as to where to put this as I haven't a clue as to what is causing it, so if this ends up being in the wrong place, sorry. When I returned from vacation the ME that I share with my sister was running slow... slow is an understatement, my screen saver lags. I have run a spyware scan, and while I did find a disturbing amount, it hasn't even made a dent in the problem. And please don't say "ME sucks, get a new computer" I know ME sucks, but I'm holding out until Vista comes out for a new computer. I just need a fix to hold off the enevitible distruction of this thing until then. (Sometimes it does seem as if it is better for a while when I reboot the computer, but I don't really know for sure. Also, I don't really know if this is relivent, but when I checked everest, it said my CPU utilization was at %100, this seemed like a bit much seeing as all I was doing was browsing the web.) Thank you for your help.