Hey all, it's been quite some time since I've had tech problems, but alas they never really do go away... Right now my computer is so amazingly slow it sometimes stops functioning at all. It is AMAZING how slow it has become. I did a ton of google'ing cleared the cache, temp files, defrag'ed, disk clean-up, etc. Went into the performance tab on system in the control panel and turned off most of the stuff to make xp "pretty", and it's still blazingly slow... That's what I've tried so far. Then I went to my friends house and his computer is amazingly fast! I couldn't believe so I asked what was special and he said he was running minixp. Stripped out all the unneccissary crap, so i googled that too. Ok, so that's my background, I found a program called NLite that does it but my question is how it works. Do you have to wipe the hdd and re-install the entire OS, or does it just strip the existing framework? I've already had to format the hdd once this year (nasty virus) so I'd rather not, but if I must I must. Anyways, I was wondering if anyone else has/is using NLite, or somethign else, would recommend something else perhaps? Thanks in advance!