my new system has been acting wierd ever since i got it. The specs are the ones on my profile. Here's what is wrong: lots of programs seem to stop responding for no reason especially during installation. I can't update to sp2, when i try to update either IE will stop responding or it will fail during installation. Sometimes after i try to update windows (not necessarily to sp2) my system will not be able to reboot, it will restart at the splash screen and i cant even start in safe mode. I have suspected there to be something wrong with the bios, sometimes when i restart my computer, the bios will take more than a minute to get to the windows splash screen (this is VERY annoying when im trying to install stuff and need to restart all the time). If i shutdown for an hour or so and then reboot, the bios loads at a normal speed. I have tried to update it with winflash but my comp freezes when i press 'update'. my bios version is k8m8ms A10 7/19/2005. I almost have my product key memorized ive reinstalled windows so many times. A couple of times the slow bios problem seemed to go away but then i tried to update windows and my system wouldnt reboot. Sorry this is so vague/confusing hopefully i can fill in the details with your questions. Thanks!