My computer is taking around 2 minutes to seemingly respond to anything that I want it to do (ie. browse, open a file, open a progam. . .anything). Once it finally does respond, the bizarre thing is that it will be fine for another 15 seconds or so (ie. respond immediately to anything I want), but after which, it will crap out again and I'll have to wait another 2 minutes for anything to happen. I've been reading through a lot of posts on this forum and have tried everything that I can think of (ran spybot, adaware, defragged, checked for viruses with AVG 7.1 and McAffee, performed disc cleanup, removed all files in 'temp' and 'prefetch', performed 'sfc /scannow' with the XP disc, and with my limited knowledge do not think that there are any unnecessary programs running at start-up). If anyone has any other ideas about what I can do, I would love to hear them.