Hello, Over the weekend, I encountered a problem on Windows (I have Windows XP Home edition, AMD cpu, 1G ram, 120G hard drive). I was browsing the internet (Microsoft Internet Explorer) while running uTorrent and all of a sudden, the computer did a shut-down and on a black screen popped up a message referring to a "kernel." I restarted the computer and the system failed to boot so it asked for the boot disc. I manually shut the computer off and turned it back on. I was able to get Windows up after I did a "last good configuration." However, when I log on, it takes almost forever. The same when I'm in and trying to open up applications or do anything. I've open up the Task Manager and I've deleted some processes that I don't need (like ipodupdater.exe, etc) I've ran msconfig and unchecked the 'startup items' and still the results are the same. And I've used safe-mode to clean any cookies or potential threats using Ewido Security since McAfee won't operate in safe-mode and it takes forever to do a scan in McAfee in normal mode (about 60 files/hour). Before this, the computer ran smoothly and fast. If anyone can tell me what's going on and how I can fix this, I would greatly appreciate it! Thanks!!! Note: I have McAfee Security (Firewall, Privacy, antiVirus) installed.