I thought it might be an idea to have a thread with links to solutions/guides to common issues, because as we all know, encourage as we may, there'll always be those who won't search because they either don't want to, or don't have time. Apart from which, if it's a common problem, it makes for easy access to a solution. First of all, please consider whether the solution to your problem may be contained in one of the READ threads at the top of the screen, if not (though this is by no means an exhaustive list... Spyware issues:- Check Realblackstuff's READ thread, and follow the instructions where applicable File Associations https://www.techspot.com/vb/topic17819.html Repairing/Re-installing Internet Explorer XP users - http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=318378 9x/NT/2k users - http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...b;EN-US;q194177 Service Configuration XP users - https://www.techspot.com/tweaks/winxp_services/index.shtml win2k users - https://www.techspot.com/tweaks/win2k_services/index.shtml Improving slow boot times https://www.techspot.com/tweaks/startup/index.shtml Dual Booting... guide - https://www.techspot.com/articles/dualboot/index.shtml ...(win) installation order - https://www.techspot.com/vb/showpost.php?p=68082&postcount=10 ...with Linux - https://www.techspot.com/vb/topic214.html ...with another XP - https://www.techspot.com/vb/topic17147.html ...with 98 I can't find a thread! lol, but I think it's covered roughly, as are most of the others by https://www.techspot.com/articles/dualboot/index.shtml - though it is looking a little dated. Some users might even feel nostalgic about this page! lol More if requested/required/edited or added to by somone else. Less if nobodies interested.