I program Cisco Pix firewalls with a predetermined script that I have in a word document - I just select all, copy and paste to host in hyperterminal. My previous laptop had 2000 on it and it worked fine. Now I have XP pro, and even though everything is highlighted when I go to do my copy, the paste skips entire sections of the script, and does it totally randomly. I can't figure it out. It also happens from a text document, not just Word. The only other difference is that i am now using a USB to serial connector where before I was using a "real" serial port on the previous laptop. Any ideas? Thanks!