I'm legit fed up of the "help" offered that is so mother fucking drastic that it actually doesn't fix the problem. My laptop is only 2 years old, runs XP and has a tendancy to run real slow and/or lock up at times when all i'm doing is surfing the net or just listening to music. According to the internet I have to either de-frag every time, get a new motherboard or re-format my system. So I was wondering is there anyone here who actually knows their stuff & may actually help me fix my problem, and not just be one of those guys who suggest the most OTT "fix"? If so, i'll post my problem and we can troubleshoot and hopefully get my laptop sorted. Thanks.