Ok, my LCD monitor went out like 3 months ago so I have been living off my laptop as I just didn't have the money to replace it. Found an article on it today and replaced two burned out capacitors. It works now but when I turned on the PC for the first time in three months, it is working in bursts. As it it keeps freezing and unfreezing, unfrozen is about 5 seconds long the freezing is 15-45 seconds a time and it just repeats. Works fine in safe mode so I am guessing it is a software issue. No idea how to approach this other then reformating and there are some things I need on that drive. =\ Any help would be appreciated. AMD 64 X2 4600+ 2GB Ram x1900 It was working fine three months ago when the monitor went out.