Hello. I have a weird problem that doesn't seem very critical, but is really starting to bug me! I have a brand-spanking-new computer from Dell (Dimension 9100) with Windows XP. When I got the computer, there were no problems but this problem started about a month later. There seems to be a delay of about 15-20 seconds every time I do the following two things: i) Double-click on "My Computer" and wait for the contents to show ii) Type a URL in the "Address" field in Internet Explorer WITHOUT the "http://" and hit [Enter] As you might know, if you don't include the "http://", IE should search for what address you really meant and put the http:// in automatically. For me, the computer doesn't bother starting to do this until a 15-20 second delay is up. WEIRD EH? My best guess is that my CD-ROM drive is causing the problem (Combo Drive DVD/CD-RW). Perhaps my computer takes a long time checking the CD drive before it bothers searching the rest of the computer. I don't know how to stop this, since it didn't do this before, and started doing it now spontaneously. If anyone has any suggestions I would REALLY appreciate it. THANKS!!!