Here's the deal. Months back I switched over to supposedly faster system. But it turns out that what I'm running now is a snail compare to my old machine. It gets especially bogged down when I run java applications such as TWS, Marketcenter (e-sig), etc. The problems start when I go between the internet and the apps. or between the java programs themselves. It also takes longer to fire up, open files, open other programs, shutdown, etc., etc., etc. I've cleared the cache, temp. files, defragged, disk cleanup, and ejected all viruses and spyware. It's running at 87% free resources. The computer I'm running now: Dell Dimension p3 1.0ghz/256mb ram 20gb hd. win2k pro Old computer: Compaq Presario 566 intel celeron/255mb ram 20gbhd. win98SE What gives??