I recently upgraded to xp and everything was going swimmingly until I decided to install WinOnCD, not knowing that it was unsupported by xp. Needless to say it got funny with me, so I uninstalled it. This had the effect of completly screwing up the drivers for both my dvd and cdrw. There were a range of error reports produced mainly to do with soem dodgy files such as cdr4_2k. When it got to the stage I was having problems getting windows to run I gave in, formated my harddrive and started again. Now I've got a clean install of xp and it is still running slowly, when I try looking in device manager at my cdrw (plextor 1210) my pc just hangs, but it says the drivers are OK. I've now disconnected my cdrw and everythings working fine. I can't understand that when I first installed xp I could use my cdrw no probs, and now with a second clean install its giving me grief. Sorry about the life story, but I can't see any reason for it.