My laptop is having serious issues. Audio is skipping (more depending on what I am running) and it is taking longer to load things and to start up (an excessive time to start up). I had this problem before and did I system restart, and that fixed it. A day or so later the problem returned, and I did a system restart. The problem still exists. My friend who knows more about computers had no idea how to fix it, but he assured me that it is unlikely to be a hardware problem (especially since it was fixed and came back) I run Xp and a wireless connection. It is a new computer (a month old or less) from ibuypower.com and I cannot think of anything I did to cause the problem. 2.2 Mhz processor and 2 gigs ram. Seriously annoyed.