Hello, before I describe my problem I'd like to get these out of the way because I'm bound to get these as solutions. 1. Updated virus defs from the intellegent updater Norton 2004, no viruses. 2. Scanned with Spybot, no spyware 3. Scanned with Adaware 6.0 prof, no spyware 4. Already defragged. 5. Scanned with the cleaner in case of trojan infection. 6. Nothing suspicious in the hijackthis logs. 7. No strange processes running at anytime. Alright now that thats said, heres the problem. ----------------------------------------Problem below I'll get times where the computer will just freeze, ctrl+alt+delete won't work, internet shuts down, for 30secs-5 minutes. I still have control over the mouse though. It eventually comes back. I turned off the anti-virus monitoring I had on zone alarm, for a minor increase in start up speed. It's been extra slow in starting up ever since I noticed this. It's been getting worse over the past month, I've lost the restore points from may so restoring isn't an option. Anyway, this "usually" happens when I have alot of windows open, be it internet explorer, or whatever. Yes I've uninstalled IE, reinstalled IE, switched to firefox, firefox does the same. So.. I've exausted all my knowledge... Though, I found something odd in that event viewer. When the comp freezes, this is what is listed in there. "WinMgmt could not initialize the core parts. This could be due to a badly installed version of WinMgmt, WinMgmt repository upgrade failure, insufficient disk space or insufficient memory." It's the only error or anything evil around the times of the freezes. Ohh I almost forgot, I haven't been able to update Norton through the live update since this started, I've gone through the entire SARC database and completed all the things pertaining to the problem with no avail. This is the error I get with that. "LU1803: Liveupdate failed while getting your updates" It continues about an internal error. The SARC says its a generic error and could be lots of things.. Well it isn't live update itself, I've uninstalled, reinstalled, and completely reinstalled norton antivirus. Completely reinstalling lets me update completely, its just the next day if I want virus defs, it gives me that error.. *sigh* I'm just fed up with the freezing, the norton I can live with, the freezing is reeeally getting on my nerves, any help is VERY MUCH appreciated. Thank you Edit: I listed my computer specs when I registered, just in case you need it.