Hi, this is my first post, thanks in advance for reading. I have a PC running XP SP3. I freshly re-installed everything on the machine 2/3 weeks ago. Everything has been running as normal, and I have not installed, downloaded or used anything out of the ordinary, and in fact have only surfed, received emails and written word documents. The PC powers up at normal speed, runs at normal speed, and is generally fine. I can open my computer, open folders, copy files etc. For all intents and purposes all is fine. However, if I open a program, it will initially open fine, but subsequently freeze itself, and then the system, normally on the "second" task you ask it to perform for instance: double click google chrome, opens fine. load one website. fine. open another tab, everything grinds to a halt. OR you're copying some files from one place to another, you open a very small program, same problem. the pc is clean and tidy, no viruses, (as far as i can tell) all defragged, plenty of space, no hardware conflicts (its been fine at the current spec for nearly 10 months) likewise, i think with software... I've never had an issue like this before...Is it likely a component on way out or another issue? just so i know where to start?