I built a 2.4GHz P4 computer w/ an ECS P4VXAD+ mobo, 200GB Western Digital 7200RPM 8MB hard drive, and GF4 TI4200 vid card. It worked perfectly fine for the first week or so then it started freezing while starting up windows xp home. I tried reinstalling windows. That didnt work, so i tried quick reformatting and reinstalling windows. That didnt work either, so i finally tried slow reformatting. That worked, but half way into the windows installation it gave a blue screen saying that it couldnt read the image of some file off the hard drive. The same type of thing happened constantly, so I took it to my house, turned it on, and somehow it installed Windows without any errors. When i got into windows, everything was slow - even the startup. This is exactly where i am now. Everything is so incredibly slow. There is a big lag every time you do something, but when it starts going, it's pretty fast. I have also noticed that I can download Windows updates, but they stop installing in the middle of the installation. Please help me out.