I don't know WHATTT is going on with my Windoes or what. Either way, its pissing me off, HARDCORE. B4 i baught my laptop, i was running an older system.. only about 600 mhz, with just under a Gig of RAM. yeah things ate up the CPU, etc.. but... it was alright... only reasong i switched was because of some of the music making software needed much more CPU so for x-mas, my rents baught me a used Dell Latitude C-610. (for those who don't know, its a laptop)i got all the needed update drives n such.. no big deal. this machine has only 256 mb of ram, but when i first got it...ran fine? but in the past.. 2 months or so.. this thing has been acting SLOWER then my 600 mhz machine !! and this one is 1.0 ghz ! somthing isn;t adding up..at all randomly.. one of the svchost files will run at 98% CPU, and take up almomst 100 k of memory. not right..and it does it lotz maybe... 12-15 times a day. i've used multiple scaning programs for spyware/adware, and i have nortans antivirus 2007 installed..no virus' on a weekly scan. not once have i picked up a virus either. Im running Genuine Windoes XP Home on my laptop, and i had .."not so genuine" windows XP Pro on the 600 mhz one. things still are just not adding up...will adding more mem fix my problem? cuz.. its not the memory that seems to be depleating..its the CPU...why why why WHYYYY are all these critical windows system files eating up 1000 mhz of cpu?? its just not right..i never had this problem EVER witht he old system. is it like... a newer update from windows...that is liek degrading system performance so people go buy vista lol..like comon..this is so bugging me. like even simple tasks such as..opening a folder..or right clicking on the desk top..i got MADD lag.. any help would direly be helpful...cuz im about ready to throw this damn thing at my wall and pour a bucket of water on it... cheers people. i can also give u much more info if needed to help solve this.