A friend call me today with a problem I have not heard of. I have not seen it happen yet but trying to troubleshoot over the phone with herI have the following info. She has a 6month old HP cpu w/ xp media edition on it. After a fresh boot I had her hit ALT+CTRL+DEL to bring up task manager, 27 instances opened up. She only hit once and from what I gather didnt hold it down long enough for multiple instances to open. My initial reaction was a virus but she ran the Norton Live update and then a full scan and it found nothing. I am going over later tonight. Any suggestions to look for. From the time it took to reboot I know she has many programs opening at start up which I will get rid of using msconfig>startup tab. How many processes should be open on task manager after reboot?