Hello, I am new to this forum, just wanted to say hello to everyone. I have a pentium 2.6 gig currently overclocked to 3.2 gig, running win xp pro with 512K ram, 1 cd burner, 1 dvd burner, i 80gig hd and 1 200 gig HD partitioned to 100 gig each. will provide additional tech specs if anyone needs to know. I download lots of stuff which I think is the main part of my problems, although I suspect that SP 2 may be part of it also, but havnt had lots of time to troubleshoot due to my work schedule. spyware and addaware find nothing, nor does virus scan. I also have issues with burning DVD's, got a program called Sonic My Dvd that lets me create DVD movies, and when it is loading, it takes forever to initilize, eventually it does, and works fine, but it hangs excessively, and goes to not responding for about 3-5 min before it will work, where before my problems started it would load instantly. I have changed nothing since it worked to when i started having problems, except for installing a few programs, that I cannot remember, and I have reformated and reinstalled and still have the same effect, so I suspect that its either hardware related, or sp2 related, Havent installed without sp2 yet. wondering if anyone else has experienced this or similar issue with sp2, or has any ideas for me. due to lack of time, trying to narrow down the posiblities so I dont waste what little time I have. thank you in advance. P.S. My pc also shuts down way slower than normal, stays on saving your settings screen for a long time.