I've been reguarly contributing to the OS forum for some time, and my subjective impression is XP is getting worse ! There seem to be more and more people suffering a complete failure of XP, such as continual blue screens, spontaneous rebooting, or unable to boot at all. Now this is worrying indeed, but it could just be that more and more people who stress their machines too much are finding this site because it has an increasingly good reputation for knowledgable assistance. So crashing Windows could be a symptom of success, not a failure of Windows. But I'm worried about the simpler explaination - that XP cannot keep up with the things people throw at it, like highly mixed hardware types on one machine. Or more sophisticated virus writers. Either way, it would mean Windows XP is cruelly vulnerable to problems it ought not suffer from. What do my fellow experts think ???