Originally Posted by ErmaC
Is it a software issue or hardware>?
Ensure everything is seated properly (cpu,ram,psu)
Try running safe-mode (F8 key).
Try booting with 1 stick of ram.
Try booting from another device besides your hdd.
Get back with your results after trying this.
Everything is definitely seated properly, as I have been using it for several months without issue. In safe mode it runs perfectly fine. When I boot from my windows CD to format my HDD and re-install Windows it runs great. Once Windows is loaded from a fresh install it runs very quickly, like the good old days. However, once I connect to the internet to update SD, K and XP, it becomes sluggish. That is why I feel one of my roommates has downloaded something they should not have. Plus, everything was perfect up until about 2 weeks ago. Thanks for the help!!!