This is a question that I am trying to figure out for my father. He uses a 3.2Ghz Pentium 4 PC running fully updated XP. It is about 2 years old or so. Here is the problem: it is extremely SLOW. Everything from launching applications to browsing the internet. But that is what has me confused. I can understand the applications slowness maybe, but the internet speed shouldn't be dictated by the speed of the computer, right? I am on the same DSL connecting with my Mac and have no problems. In fact when family members get fed up with his computer being so slow on the internet, they come use my computer. Either way I think the P4 is certainly fast enough for what he uses it for. The main program being used is Quickbooks with a very large database. Other programs used are the normal Firefox, iTunes, a couple other average programs. Now..as I am sure many of you know about there have been random programs downloaded from the internet, so I suspect this has something to do with the problem. All in all though, does this problem seem like a computer that is not fast enough or something else? He keeps hounding me about it so I told him I would find an answer. Thanks Oz Also, there is something else really weird that happened. His number pad on the keyboard stopped working. We have tried new keyboards both PS/2 and USB, neither will work. Any ideas?