Right here is my prob, I have a Creative WebCam PD1001, it is plugged into the USB port. It daws 500mA from the port, there are no other USB devices connected. After about 2-3 hours the power LED on the front of the webcam turns off and then when using any software to use the webcam (usually WebCam Monitor from Creative) the CPU usage jumps from nominal 1-4% usage to 100%. The PC pretty much locks up, the mouse can move around, but opening things like notepad takes a while. I have set the USB ports to not be turned off to save power. Does anybody else have a problem like this possibly with a different piece of hardware. Also if anyone knows how to fix this I would be much abliged. If it helps I have an Abit kt7-RAID using a VIA Apollo (think) KT133 chipset. Thanks I have also tried to get answers out of the Creative WebCam forum with little luck.