oh man do i need some help! hopefully i'll be able to give you enough pertinent info (if not, please ask). my mouse keeps sticking! i'm running xp home edition. i'm assuming that it's caused by a program running in the background causing my computer to run slow, from time to time. i've checked task manager but am not seeing anything suspicious (as of yet). even did some research on some of the exe's that are running to see what they are. ran ad aware to make sure there weren't any spyware invading. it seems to have started after i installed sp2. but really started up again after i started connecting my flash drive. i made sure to 'safely remove hardware'. it became really bad when i installed xp plus, which i then decided to uninstall. i'm not sure what else i can do to troubleshoot this problem. any help would be greatly appreciated. it's gotta be something that i'm not looking for. thanks!