I got XP about a month ago. My specs are AMD 1800, 512MB DDRAM, Geforce 4, so my system is fairly fast. The first 2 weeks I had the system, I had I think 2 games installed and it was running fine. I then installed around 10 games from cds and then a massive slowdown on windows occured. I clicked an application and 5-10 mins later it would open. When I shut down the computer it wouldn't. It would just be normal and then 10-15 mins later it shut down. I uninstalled most of the games but the problem was still there. I then reinstalled Windows XP and went to the Microsoft site and downloaded all the XP updates (48MB all up). After this, windows was running fine. Normal speed but then I reinstalled the game I previously deleted and now it's slow again. I'm assuming that it might be something to do with the games but some are fine as it worked before when I had a few games installed. Can anyone explain what is wrong here? I can't seem to fix this and I'd like to get my computer back to normal. Do some games slow Windows down or something. Any help would be appreaciated.