Often when I start up my computer or awaken it, I have problems with my cursor disappearing and the window that I'm working in goes to inactive (i.e., the dark blue banner at the top of the window goes to gray). This will happen every minute or so for about the first 20 minutes. S far I have noticed it when I'm using "MS Word" and any browser I use. I have run Spybot and AdAware several times but it has not cleared up the problem. At the end of running Spybot and AdAware, a number of "toolbar" entries remain and are unable to be deleted. The dialogue box indicates that they may still be in use. I can't delete them even when I restart my computer and re-run the anti-spyware programs. I'm unsure if the "toolbar" entries are the issue or not. I'm running Windows ME. Many thanks for considering my problem.