Ok, this is a problem that has been bugging me for many months. I have tried everything, and I mean everything. First my specs: Intel P4 1.4ghz 512 ram Soundblaster Live! Value Gateway:diediediediedie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.....sorry Alright, well, first off, I'm into making movies with my friends. I use a Sony Digital Handycam, and upload to my pc via a Pyro Firewire IEEE-1394 Card. Well, I used to be able to do this, but one fateful day, I turned on my camera and plugged it in and my pc locked up. I turned off the camera, and the PC unlocked.(I thought that was odd) (When locked, cannot ctrl-alt-delete). THese are the things I tried: Reverted Drive to when it worked: nada Called Gateway: took me through some config options, nada REFORMATTED COMPUTER: nada Unistalled drivers in safe mode and reinstalled: same prob Bought new card: same problem (so the card being the prob is out of the pic) Tried neighbors camera: nada (made it pretty obvious that the pc itself was to blame) Gateway refused to help me anymore unless I bought THEIR 1394 card: same problem Gateway refused to help me ANYWAY, citing it was Sonys problem: THE COLD HEARTED B@!$@*DS! Uncle suggested that it might be sharing an IRQ with something..AND IT WAS! I was so happy: I moved the card the another port and made sure it was on it's on IRQ, PLUGGED IT IN............Lockup At this point I was ready to kill something. This is stressing me out so much I think I am losing my hair. (I'm 16) Please ANY advice you could give me would be great. I'm probably forgetting something that I did, it'll come to me. PLEASE HELP.