Hi all, I'm new here...just joined. Having a bugger of a time trying to fix my task manager problem. I've read thru your archives as best I could to fix anything that's already been mentioned with respect to past task manager problems from other users on here and using Hijack This. It would be greatly appreciated if someone knowledgable would please give me a helping hand. Task manager problem probably sounds small to most people here, but it drives me to insanity. I know a good deal about computers, but not everything. I'm definitely over my head on this. Attached is my current Hijack This log after removing some stuff that I've read from other posts on here. Any help would be greatly appreciated! The log shows some stuff that I recognize and that I use. There are listed below. Yahoo messenger Google Toolbar Adobe PDF Spyware Doctor SpybotSD NVidia programs for video card Music Match Ink Monitor for Epson printer ieSpell Intellipoint mouse ...and as you can see I tried RegistryRepairPro, but was didn't really know what to do with it. I do occasionally use Sony software to convert music files to Sony's proprietary music file (like an .mp3 file) to durn to CD and play in Sony CD players. There are a lot of O8 and O9 items that look strange to me, but I don't want to mess up anything. O20 looks strange and the O23 entry from Sony I don't know what that program does. Again, any help would greatly be appreciated! Thanks ahead!