I have quite some experience with win98 'ghost driver' issues and have been sucessful in repairing them. In my new-to-me laptop with winxp, I have multiple monitors listed in device manager as 'default monitors' along with extra batteries and an extra fan within system devices within device manager. I know these extra items slow my 'puter, but for the life of me, I am unable to use the procedures with success, that have been previously so successful in win98. Any advice in resolving these nagging issues would be much appriciated. Thank you in advance for any efforts made on my behalf.