I know that my pointer is moving so slow because of the processes and cpu work that's running, however, I can't figure out what it is that is making this happen. I used to be able to run my burn drive (hp dvd200j) with Nero 6, surf, and download all at the same time with absolutely no slowing. That is not the case now. If I have more than two programs running (Panda IS not included) my pointer is unresponsive for a couple of seconds every couple of seconds; like it's constantly thinking too hard. I've used Spyware S&D, Adaware, Panda antivirus, AceUtilities. I've defragged, gone personally through to delete cookies, history, and cleaned up. I've disabled my Indexing service. I've even deleted all unnessessary programs.(some of which I would have liked to have played with, but they were not NEEDED) I upgraded my firmware on my dvd200j...could that have anything to do with it? Spyware deleted a lot of stuff...Panda found a trojan and got rid of it...Panda also found a few spies that Spyware didn't. What can I do? This is really annoying...especially when my girlfriend is bitching that it's my fault! Haa!