....but I'm too poor to go to Windows7 yet! Recently I keep getting 'not responding' messages on everything from Firefox to Control Panel! I've done Microsoft security essentials scan (full), spybot s&D and malawarebytes. I've checked microsoft updates and downloaded everything (except IE8.....don't ask, made THAT mistake once before), have done everything i can think of and its STILL doing it! Am i being a total dunce and have you come across this?