I checked Process Explorer and it showed that my system resources were all in use. I've checked HijackThis!, Spybot S&D, and every other utility I have to see if anything else is at work, but as far as I can tell, it's just downloading the picture, although it takes 3 minutes. I have dedicated cable, and most web pages -- even huge ones -- load within a few seconds, so I don't think it's the pipeline, nor does it seem to be the fault of the server that the page is using; it seems to save slowly from any source.
And I don't know if it's related, but sometimes, when I go to close a FireFox window -- just one window by itself, not a window with a lot of tabs -- it can take 5 to 10 seconds for that window to close.
Thanks in advance --
2ghz WIntel desktop, 1gb RAM, 120gb HDD, XP-Pro, FireFox 2