I've been reading a few articles of late about running games in high priorty can improve performance/smoothness of frame rate. i tried it on a few of my games and it worked great but i have just one problem with it. when i run a game with high priority my PC seems to have problems accessing the CD and/or DVD Drive. it almost feels like the system is not giving the cd-drive enough time to get all the information before the game kicks in with its high priority wanting cpu time. It can take almost 10-20 minutes depending on how much info is needed from the CD. running the game normally is fine and also copying the cd to a cd image on the hard drive and running the game high priority from the cd image also works fine. i just have no idea how to overcome this it sounds as if the game is not giving windows enough time to access the CD Drive. Doe anyone know how i can change this? Maybe change the priority of a system service to give it same priority as the game? Any help/advice would be appreciated!! Thanks!