Well.... not sure if this is the right plcae, but have been reading the borad and people here seems very informed and plesant. I have a few bugs with winxp home sp2. Basically it happens when I boot, the hd runs and runs and runs. Take a few minutes to get past the shut down and several to load up. I have found one message that seems to keep popping up in Event: "Event Type:Warning Event Source:Userenv Event Category:None Event ID: 1517 User: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM Windows saved user my computer registry while an application or service was still using the registry during log off. The memory used by the user's registry has not been freed. The registry will be unloaded when it is no longer in use. This is often caused by services running as a user account, try configuring the services to run in either the LocalService or NetworkService account." I did a search and found "User Profile Hive Cleanup Service" That didn't seem to help the problem. Not sure if it's a corrupt driver or somehting else. So I am looking for a few suggestions and tips. FYI I just did a full recovery and installed sp2 off the disk and did all the xp sp2 updates and OEM updates. Thank you for your time.