My PC is a slightly odd beast, orignally a HP A330 but it has had a number of failures, and as such has had a new hard drive, case, motherboard, PSU and a major RAM insertion. The original specs were: HP Pavilion a330.uk 260+ (1.91GHz) AMD Athlon XP 256MB DDR HP DVD writer NVIDIA GeForce4 MX-440 64 MB video memory Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Microsoft works suite 2003 v92 ready modem IEEE 1394 interface In the last 12+ months I've had an issue with internet connection speed, although I believe this is down to BT as they provide the PTSN system which is used for ADSL type stuff. Odd that I got twice my current speed for a brief time last year. I wonder if it's due to living in the sticks? Anyway, on Sunday evening I found that the internet would not work - indeed there was no internet connection. No problem, I tried to fix it using System Restore. No luck. OK, tried manually creating a broadband connection, but had to contact AOL to get some details. It worked! However... When Adobe Flash Player was re-installed, it caused a new problem, one that had not occured before. When clicking START, TURN OFF COMPUTER and either TURN OFF or HIBERNATE (STANDBY but with SHIFT held down) it keeps appearing to freeze for a few minutes. I've tried using System Restore again and the problem occurs every time Flash Player is installed. At the moment it is not installed because of these problems. Until Sunday Flash Player was on my machine and caused no problems. Does anyone have any idea what the problem is now, and what I can do about it? Thanks.