i have a problem, my computer freezes up intermitently for around 15 seconds a time. there's no rhyme or reason as to when this happens../ for example, it can happen cold, as soon as i've logged in to windows, so i figure it isn't a overheating issue. i had this problem with this laptop previously and i ended up formatting to solve the problem! obviously i dont want to do that again! when i had the problem before it only froze up if the computer DIDNT have access to the internet. which suggested some sort of maliscious net based process. but this time i have a firewall so i guess its never getting access to the net, thus it makes no difference, connected or not. i have done every scan under the sun. virus\spyware\malware\registry i've cleaned the reg, defragged the reg. all to no at a lose end. if someone could PLEASE help i'd be really happy! here's my hijack this log. oh btw, i dont get any error messages, when its not frozen it seems to run normally!