My PC was full of rubbish so I decided on a complete format and reinstall of XP Home, I'd previously been using XP Pro.
I backed up everything I thought I'd need for maximum stress relief such as all personal files etc but didnt backup drivers and the like.
anyway, at the moment these are my issues:
I'm running a cable modem (Scientific Atlantic Webstar DXP 100) with Virgin Media, 10 Meg.
The modem is connected via ethernet.
The net connects at about 500kbs maximum for around 10 minutes before the Data light goes out and connection hangs.
I managed to install XP Service pack 2 which allowed me to actually get on to the net for the above mentioned 10 minutes... but im trying to install service pack 3 at the minute and its 244 meg and taking me days. ANNOYING.
Also my USB 2.0 ports are acting as USB 1.0.