Hi Folks, Firstly, i'm not sure which forum to put this in, so hope this one's ok. Right, i tried to move some files from my GF's laptop to my PC using a flash drive. The PC gave it power, but nothing else (unplugged, re-plugged etc.) Tried another flash drive and the same happened. (both work fine on the laptop). After staying plugged for a minute or so, windows eventually says there's been a 'problem' with the device and it may not work properly. (i can't even see the drive, let alone access it). I rebooted the PC to see if this'd help, but it rebooted REALLY slowly! Stays on BIOS screen for 30 secs at least, but does get there eventually. Now, when it finished re-booting (done twice, same both times, even after a capacitor draining unplug session) it also failed to recognise my card reader (4 drives), but still recognised my mouse (fortunately), USB hard drive, modem (again fotunately) and webcam. Can any of you help with this, it's doing my head in. Cheers in advance. Bill PS- I use windows XP SP2 if this helps.