!!! I offer a reward for helping me out, read through and you'll see it at the bottom. Ok, first off, I'm running a Custom comp I made a long time ago. I've had it for about 1 year now, before I didn't have any problems. I lost all my system specs so this is off memory, I only am listing what I know for sure: WIN 98 SE (Patched to the max!) P4 @ 1.8Ghz GeForce 4 MX 64MB DDR 512DDR RAM (2x256) Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Platinum 40GB 7200RPM HD Plenty of fans to cool. At first my comp would run fine, tons of resources. Now, my comp is always at 20% resources OR LESS at startup before I open up any programs. I can't have more than about 4 windows open at a same time or my computer will pretty much crash. I've REFORMATED 4 times this week! I have Norton SystemWorks and Internet Security but THOSE ARE NOT THE PROBLEMS. I am aware of the ammount of resources the applications use, but they never gave me problems before. I think it might be the Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Platinum. It sort of makes sense because I bought it later after having my computer fine but I cannot recall when resources started at an extreme low. Does anyone have resources maxed down due to your Sound Blaster Auidgy 2 Platinum? I would really appreciate some help in solving this out. I own a closed website, but still running, and I can offer 20MB email boxes OR EVEN MORE, for anyone that would be able to dedicate some time in helping me out. YOURNAME@stormedfortress.com. 20MB Mailbox. It's not public so you could even take "JOHN" if you wanted to!