A friend has the same thing going on. I have virus-scanned and it was clear. I removed some spyware with some difficulty, using ad-aware (fantastic bit of software this). Still 'having a good think' before completing some operations. Looked at system information and found that about 200Mb of the 256Mb ram is in use, but then it is the same on my PC and I don't have this problem. There is some other software (like from the digital camera) loading, but I would appreciate it if anyone recognises this one. I'm runnig out of ideas.