Hello! OK, probably not the most original problem question here... My PC apps are most often very slow to wake up after slumbering for 30 minutes or more. I now use Office 2007 Beta for all and IE 7. I also use Photoshop CS2 and CS3 (beta). However, prior GA releases of these products also slow to wake up. They are never even close to "instant on". One example - Outlook 2007 is especially slow to to start from scratch, but then nearly all are, with the usual exception of Firefox. I have 1GB RAM, Dell 2004-era PC, XP Pro, 200 GB C:. I rarely reboot, but even when I do (once / week) it really doesn't fix the problem. Maybe just live with it? I do not have an viruses running or processes running crazy (I check my Task Manager all the time). Thanks! Ken. Sorry to post a question in the newbies forum. I'll search for an answer elsewhere. I am nearly certain this problem has nothing to do with fragmentation but is more of a general Windows O.S. problem related to page file swapping; however this problem manifests regardless of number of or type of open apps.