When i start my system i have 78% recourses. Thats with nothing but the basics starting on startup. I eliminated everything else cause it was sucking all the recourses. My question is. Why do such small programs take so many recourses. (Example) Aol instant messanger takes 9% yahoo messanger same thing. Elol(A small joke program)4% My old system which ran win98 also never ever had a problem like this. Its not that i open all up at the same time. but everytime i look up the recourses it seems that its alittle lower all the time. I am closing the programs correctly so i know none are leaking. I did have a hp updates backweb program that booted on startup and used to leak recourses real bad. but its not started anymore, and i cant seem to figure out whats going on. Thanks in advance for any input or help you can give.