I am working on a notebook that has Windows XP Home now with SP3. I have uninstalled any misc. programs that are not used, scanned the HD with AVG & Chkdsk and defragged it. MSCONFIG shows nothing abnormal. Booting the computer seems fine, gets to Windows desktop in a reasonable amount of time for an older unit. Everything loads except for the WLAN and LAN connections. I can click on Start and execute Excel or any other program, but IE7 or LAN accessing programs just sit and wait until the LANs load. This can take up to 40 seconds. I have seen a similar question from 2002 in this database, but the "fix" of setting a static IP is not a fix. A WLAN notebook can't be set to static IP if the user is to use the notebook at several locations. I am running Adaware right now, but any insight would be helpful.