My computer is a huge piece of flaming crap... I have a Gateway. I called them, and I basically talked to some really stupid people. I was told to call some number for help ( I bought this thing 2 years ago in October)... ok, I do, and it's a per minute charge for help. That'd be ok except I so broke right now, I can't spare any extras like this. This is the first time since Friday I have been able to get it to work. I have no idea wtf is up? I was a bit shocked I got this to work (internet connection)..... The problem is this, I start up the computer, it starts up like normal, then it loads gets to windows, then you click a window, it does nothing. The little hour glass might pop up for a second, but then it disappears, and no program. If by some chance after the 40th restart I do get a program to work, it freezes up and I have to kill it, or it works for 5 minutes, makes me think I might have solved the issue, then freezes up. When I hit control alt delete to kill the program (when it actually pops up) it always shows the CPU at 100%. Sometimes if I kill explorer.exe and restart that, it helps for a few minutes, then it works again. I have no idea what is up, or how to solve it, or where to begin. I'm waiting for my internet connection to crap out any second here... sooooo what do you think I should do, and what should I check? Remember, I am retarded, I know basics about the computer, but really, my knowledge could fit in a thimble. Talk to me like I am 3 years old... For what it is worth I have.... Windows XP Home Edition Version 2002 (File system: NTFS) Pentium 4 CPU 1500MHz 1.50 GHz 512 MB of RAM Not sure what else you would need? If you have any ideas of what to try, I am game. Thanks!