1. XP is not uptodate.
2. The XP OS is not as installed by the laptop's maker.
3. Can I ask why you ignored the forum tip? Is it not showing up everytime you post?
My notebook used to freeze up a lot, eg whenever a screen saver comes up. I removed the screensaver. It seemed to have improved. Then it seemed to crash when I was using incredimail. So I reinstall incredimail and reinstall xp etc. It seemed to have improved and then the problem came back. Then I noticed it freezes up whenever I use more than 1 USB gadget. So I worked around it by using just 1 USB gadget at a time. Is this an IRQ sharing problem? The notebook did not crash since I used 1 USB gadget at a time. Then my friend used his USB mouse on my notebook. Even though the USB mouse is not used any more, my notebooke started to crash once every few days since. I only use 1 USB gadget now and it does not usually crash but once every few days is still annoying. Is there anything I can do? It would be nice if I can use 2 USB gadget at a time. There are 3 USB ports in the machine.