My computer tends to bog down with - I think - either or both Google Desktop and Google's Picasa. In the task manager, I added "page faults", "i/o reads" and "i/o writes" to the "processes' tab window. I understand that a 'page fault' in itself is not bad and not an 'error' per se. It just means that data was looked for in memory and not found, so it had to be read from the hard drive and put into RAM. But GoogleDesktop.exe is WAY out in front of the rest with page faults at 91,747,967. THe next closest is svchost.exe at 5,547,886. The rest are from 1,600,000 down to 590. GoogleDesktop.exe's i/o reads and writes are 20,110,988 and 8,098,106 respectively. I read that excessive page faults can be linked to 'thrashing'. And that does seem to happen, when my pc slows down, the hdd light is ALWAYS nearly solid from blinking so much. What the heck is up? How can I get a better handle on what's happening to my PC?