I've got an interesting problem. My home XP SP2 machine does not want to recognize flash drives. I have tried several, ranging from an old 64MB Sandisk to a 1GB Kingston U3 that I use each day. Whenever I plug in a flash drive -- to any open port or hub -- CPU utilization goes up to around 65% and stays there. The U3 drive never gets as far as initializing its interface. If I try to open My Computer, the window freezes. I've tried just leaving the flash drive plugged in, but something is stuck in the software and nothing changes. Then, when I remove the CPU-hogging flash drive, the computer freezes completely. All of these flash drives work in all of the other computers I use. I just hate having to use my laptop to burn a 600MB project to CD just so I can use my primary PC. Any and all suggestions are welcome. Thank you for your help.